I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently- “What are sketchcards?” and “Where can I get them?”
They are trading cards with hand drawn original art on them (pencils, inks, makers, paint, ect.)…
…which are one of a kind collectible cards and randomly inserted into trading card packs and sold on-line or in retail stores.
This update I’m going to share a couple more cards from the recent Topps Star Wars Galaxy 6 sketchcards I did and more behind the scenes info.
First up is one of Mara Jade– “an Emperor’s Hand”, and “Mrs. Luke Skywalker”.
I’ve had some people ask me just how big (or small) the cards really are, and as you can see- not very!
These are 2.5″x3.5″ trading cards- same size as most baseball cards (the Empire cards were a bit bigger/widescreen).
Jarael is debating on whether to steal my markers or put the card up on ebay, which is where you can find many sketchcards.
I break out the pencils and start to sketching the character…
…then color them with markers, ink, and Copic white for highlights.
As I get them done I scan them and email them to Topps for approval (Harley supervises).