Hey, gang- back with a couple more handdrawn sketchcards for this Star Wars Saturday.
These two troopers were drawn on official 901 Comics sketchcard blanks.
They are a few more of the cards I drew for the upcoming 901 Comics Mystery Boxes. Mine, along with other sketchcards from some of my Mid-South Cartoonists Association members were randomly inserted into the new collector boxes, which can be bought through the store just in time for Christmas.
I started out with a click pencil. I like these because they’re inexpensive and I hate dealing with pencil sharpeners in my art bag- especially when I forget to empty them. Occasionally I will use a yellow #2 or a mechanical pencil with an HB lead.
Up next are the markers. I use a variety of design markers such as Copics, Letreaset, Prismacolor, Ohuhu, Touchnew, and Weisbrandt.
I inked the card with a black Pigma Micron pen, and then did the highlights with a white Gelly Roll pen and a white Prismacolor pencil.
Same basic steps for the sandtrooper. This time I did use a yellow #2 pencil.
For this card I did uses a metallic silver Signo gel pen for some accents, and a white Signo for the highlights.
I finished it up with the black Pigma Micron pen for the line work and a white Prismacolor pencil for the final highlights. I always top them off with a light spray of Krylon workable fixative to help protect them, and then sign the backs of the cards (if there is a designated space available.)
It’s important to do a legible signature on the backs, and I usually add my website address underneath my printed signature. If someone can’t figure out who you are from your front signature, having your name/web address on the back will help them track down you and more of your work online.
I have some of my official Topps artist return cards (along with many of my other artist returns and personal sketchcards) available for sale at 901 Comics East and at The Cellar out on Bartlett Blvd., too.
Sketchcards make great stocking stuffers!