In this age of digital everything, presenting someone with an original, hand-drawn piece of art makes a big impression. So it's no wonder sketch cards (trading cards featuring one-of-a-kind artwork) are such a sensation. Packed with cool examples from various artists, Sketch Card Mania shows you how to create your own personal and professional-looking cards with guidance from long-time veteran of the trading card industry Randy Martinez.Basic technique instruction for sketching in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, colored markers, acrylic, watercolor and mixed mediaThe mechanics of designing and constructing sketch cards, from what to include on the back to printing, cutting and mounting them just right20 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a range of styles and subjects - heroes, villains, athletes, aliens, wizards, elf warriors and moreExpert tips for connecting with other artists, promoting yourself and sharing your work onlinePlus awe?some inside tips on breaking into the business from five industry professionalsWhether your goal is to generate fans, get commissions or just have fun, this book will show you how to make stand-out cards that really say something about you as an artist.
Introduction -- Materials -- Basics of a sketch card -- Cutting and printing -- Sketch card demos -- Breaking into the business -- Conclusion.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st January 2012
Publisher: F+W Media