Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sketch Card trading - Oran Parker

I got a note from another sketchcard artist named Oran Parker, (Check out his site http://www.oranparker.com/ ) who wanted to know if I would trade cards with him.  After checking out his stuff, I said Yes right away.  He requested Beta-Ray Bill, Abe Lincoln and Hawkman.  None of which I had any experience with, but I thought this would be a great deal.  I had a bunch of things going on travel-wise (see Korea blog-post) so I wasn't able to get to them finished right away.  I saw the cards he did (see his blog post about the trade) and I knew I was going to need to up my game.  Anyway.  I did one of Abe Lincoln "Vampire Slayer", A raging Bill, and Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl.  I did the Lincoln on tan card stock to give it a vintage feel.  I wanted the Hawkman to still feel Golden-Agey so I tried to do it in that style.  I just wanted Bill to look as pissed off as I could.  I did an earlier one, that I will post later, but in the pencils stage, I creased it doing some erasing and so I had to start over again.  I actually did another Abe, but I didn't like the feeling, so I redid it and I think this one is much much better.  I hope he likes them!

1 comment:

Oran E. Parker said...

These cards are damn good, my friend. Damn good. I'm pretty stoked to add these to my collection! I love how you did a different style on each one. Very nice, indeed. And I will treasure that "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" card forever.