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Old 12-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pretty amazing stuff.

I really love the new energy and enjoyment that is flooding the sketch card community thanks to these forums. I would like to start a thread that celebrates the best things we can find in this hobby.

I will start with Nar!

SketchCollectors.com: Everything Sketch Cards

Now keep in mind the fact that the link above is only those sketch cards that have been displayed on sketchcollectors. I would guess that maybe 20%-30% of the cards in circulation are displayed in public. Many collectors keep their stash hidden.

Nar is a pretty amazing story because his career started with sketch cards. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top artists in the game, and I never ever get tired of looking at his stuff.

One more for today, then you guys get to share your own favorites. This link is for Katie Cook, who had a successful career before sketch cards and is now writing the very successful My Little Pony comic book. My favorite page of Cookies looks like this:

katiecandraw's deviantART gallery

Pretty amazing stuff.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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NAR used to have every single Marvel Masterpiece (I and II) sketch displayed on his website... I'm sure there's scans somewhere still. Think I saved them... I'll have to look.

/Agree, it's amazing stuff. Personally, Nar and Michael Duron's (Indiana Jones) videos got me hooked initially.
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Actually Nar started in comics and on a certain website that produced comics. Nar was a member of Digital Webbing when he did a few storys for the DW presents comics along with Ryan Ottley and other notable comics artists. He and I and a few others used have the best Art battles on DW. That guy wooped me good a few times but I got him a few times as well.

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Actually Nar started in comics and on a certain website that produced comics. Nar was a member of Digital Webbing when he did a few storys for the DW presents comics along with Ryan Ottley and other notable comics artists. He and I and a few others used have the best Art battles on DW. That guy wooped me good a few times but I got him a few times as well.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, for 12/12/12 tomorrow...

Post 12 of your favorite cards for good luck!!!
























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Old 12-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll play. Here are some of my favorites. A mix of PSCs and licensed cards...






Hope you enjoy them as much as I do
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That's an awesome Yoda sketch!
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I'll play. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do
I love them. I have a very cool Spider-Woman you gotta see. I will try to scan it for you tomorrow.
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Okay--I'm game. Here's my 12 favorites of the moment (subject to change tomorrow ):












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That's an awesome Yoda sketch!
I wish I could say it was part of my collection

I commissioned the Spider-Woman (top left) and I was so impressed with her work that I commissioned two more cards as gifts. The Yoda was gifted to a Star Wars fanatic that I am friends with. It was tough to give up and I regret it every time I look at the damn scan!!!

The current owner will never post it though, and I think the world deserves to see Mina's little masterpiece (Call Me Mina)
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I wish I could say it was part of my collection

I commissioned the Spider-Woman (top left) and I was so impressed with her work that I commissioned two more cards as gifts. The Yoda was gifted to a Star Wars fanatic that I am friends with. It was tough to give up and I regret it every time I look at the damn scan!!!

The current owner will never post it though, and I think the world deserves to see Mina's little masterpiece (Call Me Mina)
That's a very cool video of her creating your avatar. It's amazing to me how these little art pieces come together.
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I love my local artists and she is my very favorite.

The spider-woman she did was the very first sketch card I ever commissioned. It was so amazing to watch her do it from start to finish, and she let me take pictures the entire time. I'm pretty sure that was the day I became a serious sketch card collector. She has done 2 sets with 5finity and is working to get on some mainstream sets. Of course, I wish her the best and have already reserved an AP
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Bump for 12/12/12

Let's see those sketches
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Let's see those sketches
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Just realized I had this card, with a 12 on it!!!

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How about a 12 card Artist "versus" - started noticing pairs in my collection recently.

Edward Cherniga vs. Lak Lim



Scott Cohn vs. Mike Mayhew



Felicia Cano (purchased from eBay in the graded case) vs. JC Fabul



Marlo Lodrigueza vs. Eman Casallos



Rhiannon Owens vs. Kat Laurange



Joe Pekar vs. Sanna Umemoto

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That is a great idea! Pure liquid awesome.
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Love this card. Who is the artist?
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Love this card. Who is the artist?

Thanks, that's Nina Fike. My wife! She only worked on the Avengers Kree Skrull War set.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Sorry for the scan sizes, I've resized the photos and they should come through smaller.

Here's my favorites that I've pulled/bought. Several APs included, and I will have new favorites when I get the 4 TWD S2 APs I've reserved

















Beck Seashols Mars Attacks Heritage


Tim Proctor Island Dreams 4x6
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Here's my favorite 12 that I've pulled and still have:















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Wow--very nice stuff guys

aggie4ever: Who did that Daredevil?
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LOVE the Katie Cooks

DD looks like Andy Price?
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Wow, that Katie Cook from Cryptids is incredible! I'm jealous!
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Yes, the Daredevil puzzle is by Andy Price.
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