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Sketch Card Mania

How To Create Your Own Original Collectible Trading Cards

By Randy Martinez and Denise Vasquez

Format: Spiral Bound

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 media
  • The mechanics of designing and constructing sketch cards, from what to include on the back to printing, cutting and mounting them just right
  • 20 step-by-step demonstrations featuring a range of styles and subjects—heroes, villains, athletes, aliens, wizards, elf warriors and more
  • Expert tips for connecting with other artists, promoting yourself and sharing your work online
  • Plus awe¬some inside tips on breaking into the business from five industry professionals
  • Whether 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.

    SKU Z7063
    Additional Feature 100 Black & White Illustrations, 300 Color Illustrations
    Author/Speaker/Editor Randy Martinez and Denise Vasquez
    File/Trim Size 10.875 x 8.25
    Format Spiral Bound
    ISBN 13 9781440303920
    Number Of Pages 132

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    From the editor Review by Mona Michael, managing editor IMPACT Books

    I can tell you that this is the ONLY book on creating sketch cards out there, and Randy Martinez is the best! There are sample cards and blank cards in the back also, so you can get going right away. Seriously, if you've got a young artist in your life or if you're just interested in trying something new and fun, pick up this one!

    (Posted on 5/20/11)

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