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Old 03-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Leaf Best of Hockey Sketch Cards

I suppose I will post my sketches as I see them surface, so for starters I'll show the Lord Stanley that was on the sales sheet, and 2 of my artist proofs, Stevie Y and Patrick Roy. All of my sketch cards were done in copic markers:







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Old 03-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, these look amazing, and I remember your Lord Stanley from the sales sheet. You're very talented with the markers.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I had never worked with markers before the UFC Bloodlines set that came out in November I think it was, but I found pretty quickly that they're my favorite medium, at least working that small. (On larger drawings I like pastel).
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been practicing more with Copics myself. They're amazing to use. It's awesome to see what cool things you guys can come up with just from using Copics.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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dam!-tastic

love the stevie y
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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those are bad ass looking, thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Here's another, Brett Hull:
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That is awesome!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Great Brett Hull!

All your cards are killer!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hadn't seen a single of my cards surface until yesterday, and suddenly 4 of them hit ebay in the same day! (these 3 and the already posted Hull)





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How many different hockey sketches did you do? Great work! I'm going to check out your website to see what you got!
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I sold the 3 from my case, if I had gotten one of yours I would have kept it!
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How many different hockey sketches did you do? Great work! I'm going to check out your website to see what you got!
Cool, thanks...hope you liked the rest of my work, too. I did 25 for pack insertion and I've got 2 artist returns done and 3 more to do. Will have 30 cards when all is said and done.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Yzerman posted above is an artist proof, currently for sale:
2013 Leaf Best of Hockey Steve Yzerman Sketch Card 1 1 Utterstrom Artist Proof | eBay

also a few more have surfaced:




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Can you please become the exclusive Leaf Artist going forward. Your stuff is incredible and many of the other artists flat out stink.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hadn't seen a single of my cards surface until yesterday, and suddenly 4 of them hit ebay in the same day! (these 3 and the already posted Hull)





Here is the Gordie Howe with the auto on it
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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We pulled 1 of your Gordie Howes today!
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Can you please become the exclusive Leaf Artist going forward. Your stuff is incredible and many of the other artists flat out stink.
I really appreciate the compliment, though I think there are many talented artists who worked on Best of Hockey!
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thedarkbrown, thanks for sharing! I try to keep track of which ones have surfaced and it's usually only possible based on which ones hit ebay unless people share their hits like this.
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set's been out long enough now that I've posted all of the cards I did for this set here:
Leaf Best of Hockey Sketch Cards - Sketch Cards, Portraits, and MMA artwork by Bradu

I do still have a couple AP's yet to completed so I'll add those when they're finished.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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new artist proof, Brandon Yip

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nice work! Besides of the Leaf hockey, did you work on other products?
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