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monkeymcgee 01-28-2013 11:04 PM

Creating Your Own Sketch "Product"
 
I've been playing around with the idea of getting a series of commissions done that when complete would be like my own sketch card product (just for my own collection, not for selling). I'm thinking of getting one sketch in the theme done per artist rather than have one artist do several of them.

Has anyone had success with trying something like this?

If so, how did it go?

I know this would be crazy expensive, so this would definitely be a multi-year kind of project.

nabzy28 01-28-2013 11:28 PM

Not sure exactly what you're meaning... Have the artists do their rendition of 'hamsters' for example and end up with a bunch of hamster sketches from various artists?? lol.

I am working on having specific artists complete a favorite comic cover of mine. The first will be here later this week. I want to eventually get Hall, Tan, Laurange, and a couple more. Kind of like what you're thinking, just a different style/medium on each.

monkeymcgee 01-28-2013 11:34 PM

I basically have two examples in mind. One would be a sketch of every Ghost Rider cover. Another would be inspired by my favorite album covers.

Your idea sounds very cool, though. I'd love to see how that turns out!

Rian Fike 01-29-2013 09:31 AM

This is a very exciting way to collect, and I have always liked the single theme interpreted by multiple artists.

Here is an amazing example, from the collection of 501blues:

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1330414713.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1327649965.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1327089112.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1321910789.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1319731033.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1325577379.jpg[/img]

[img]http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/501blues/1299797311.jpg[/img]

justice41 01-29-2013 11:43 AM

Ha, I did a set of cards for that collector as well. Had to do the Peter painting one as well.
used my own sketch card stock.
[img]http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/257/6/3/63c0d969cc39122937643c4e2cd65e5b-d49unvs.jpg[/img]

monkeymcgee 01-29-2013 12:52 PM

Thanks guys--that's very cool to see a series like that.

I'm going to have to think this one over to figure out which direction I want to go--and save up some money :D

justice41 01-29-2013 02:21 PM

If I were you I'd go have my own cards made up and send em to any artist that agrees to do the artwork. This way you have uniformity. Plus you can go to cons and get cards done on the spot by artists. If this is a way forward contact Karen at Iconix.biz. she'll set ya right.

monkeymcgee 01-29-2013 02:24 PM

[QUOTE=justice41;4136168]If I were you I'd go have my own cards made up and send em to any artist that agrees to do the artwork. This way you have uniformity. Plus you can go to cons and get cards done on the spot by artists. If this is a way forward contact Karen at Iconix.biz. she'll set ya right.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the contact. I was considering doing that because I'd love to go the 4x5 route on these, especially if I go with the GR cover project.

Rian Fike 01-29-2013 02:52 PM

I just had an idea, feel free to ignore it if it doesn't tickle your fancy...

How about Ghost Rider in the pose of other famous covers? Todd McFarlane just did this and it is pretty awesome:

[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3m3PPTcOtt4/UIT8mzgTMSI/AAAAAAAAAbE/4uoItEPVTl4/s1600/Spawn%2B227%2B-%2BAmazing%2BSpider-Man%2B300.jpg[/img]

monkeymcgee 01-29-2013 02:54 PM

That's a great idea, Rian. I'll have to add that to the "think it over" list :)!

nabzy28 01-29-2013 03:01 PM

[QUOTE=Rian Fike;4136423]I just had an idea, feel free to ignore it if it doesn't tickle your fancy...

How about Ghost Rider in the pose of other famous covers? Todd McFarlane just did this and it is pretty awesome:

Hey now, that's exactly what I'm working on! Well, it might not be "famous" covers, but it's my favorite cover. I just think it's so cool, and a great tribute to the artist(s) that did the original.

Rian Fike 01-29-2013 03:06 PM

[QUOTE=nabzy28;4136488]Hey now, that's exactly what I'm working on! Well, it might not be "famous" covers, but it's my favorite cover. I just think it's so cool, and a great tribute to the artist(s) that did the original.[/QUOTE]

Oooh, that sounds even better: Pick one cover and have many different characters drawn in that pose!!!

You guys are driving me crazy because I got no money to do this stuff!

:)!:)!:)!

nabzy28 01-29-2013 03:41 PM

[QUOTE=Rian Fike;4136528]Oooh, that sounds even better: Pick one cover and have many different characters drawn in that pose!!!

You guys are driving me crazy because I got no money to do this stuff!

:)!:)!:)![/QUOTE]

Well, I can't get that crazy on the characters either. Just way too much $$. I am sticking to my favorites. The first one is Phoenix. Will probably have an Emma Frost done up next. Kind of depends on the artist, though. If I think their style would be more stunning with either character, that's the one I'm going with.

Spider-Fan 01-29-2013 05:41 PM

[QUOTE=monkeymcgee;4136198]Thanks for the contact. I was considering doing that because I'd love to go the 4x5 route on these, especially if I go with the GR cover project.[/QUOTE]

I've been toying with the same idea - enough that I've got pricing from Iconix for 100 cards, and it was less than I expected :) Although I didn't think of it as a "set" so much, just my own stock to commission artists to do sketches on at conventions. My plan would be to do one card and one page from my sketch book at each convention.

lucky4444 01-29-2013 06:45 PM

I would love a sketch product on video games like street fighter mortal kombat and newer games like the elder scrolls series, dark souls, the witcher..

Chuck Bartowski 01-31-2013 11:53 PM

I commission a lot of video game themed sketch cards

Bayonetta (from the game Bayonetta)
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/01-732x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/02-748x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/03-730x1024.jpg[/IMG]

Nariko (from the game Heavenly Sword)
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/011-739x1024.jpg[/IMG]

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger character set
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/012-721x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/021.jpg[/IMG]

Soul Calibur IV characters
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/031-742x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/04-736x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/05.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/06-734x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/07.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/08-733x1024.jpg[/IMG]

lucky4444 02-01-2013 12:12 AM

[QUOTE=Chuck Bartowski;4155817]I commission a lot of video game themed sketch cards

Bayonetta (from the game Bayonetta)
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/01-732x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/02-748x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/03-730x1024.jpg[/IMG]

Nariko (from the game Heavenly Sword)
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/011-739x1024.jpg[/IMG]

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger character set
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/012-721x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/021.jpg[/IMG]

Soul Calibur IV characters
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/031-742x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/04-736x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/05.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/06-734x1024.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/07.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://www.allthingswhedon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/08-733x1024.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
Great collection you have :)!

Chuck Bartowski 02-01-2013 12:19 AM

[QUOTE=lucky4444;4155956]Great collection you have :)![/QUOTE]

Thanks...that's a very small part of my sketch card collection. i mainly commission TV series sets.

lucky4444 02-01-2013 12:25 AM

I hope to get some video game sketches soon, but for now i am pretty much only doing Marvel
Would love to see that tv series collection

Chuck Bartowski 02-01-2013 12:32 AM

[QUOTE=lucky4444;4156051]I hope to get some video game sketches soon, but for now i am pretty much only doing Marvel
Would love to see that tv series collection[/QUOTE]

I don't have them all posted, but you can see about 75% of them here (have an additional 100 by Andy Fry, and about twice the number of Desbois than posted here)

[url=http://www.allthingswhedon.com/sketchcards.htm]Sketch Cards[/url]

lucky4444 02-01-2013 12:43 AM

[QUOTE=Chuck Bartowski;4156090]I don't have them all posted, but you can see about 75% of them here (have an additional 100 by Andy Fry, and about twice the number of Desbois than posted here)

[URL="http://www.allthingswhedon.com/sketchcards.htm"]Sketch Cards[/URL][/QUOTE]
:eek:You have the greatest collection i have ever seen:eek:

monkeymcgee 02-01-2013 07:58 AM

[QUOTE=Chuck Bartowski;4156090]I don't have them all posted, but you can see about 75% of them here (have an additional 100 by Andy Fry, and about twice the number of Desbois than posted here)

[url=http://www.allthingswhedon.com/sketchcards.htm]Sketch Cards[/url][/QUOTE]

Awesome! That's a great collection you've assembled. How long have you been getting those done?

Chuck Bartowski 02-01-2013 10:50 AM

[QUOTE=monkeymcgee;4156765]Awesome! That's a great collection you've assembled. How long have you been getting those done?[/QUOTE]

Andy has been working on sets for 3+ years. David for 2+.

Cujobyte 02-01-2013 01:24 PM

[QUOTE=Chuck Bartowski;4157312]Andy has been working on sets for 3+ years. David for 2+.[/QUOTE]

Just so you know, I use two of your bayonetta sketches as: my comp desk background, then one is actually on my phone as the background lol.

MCAutoGraphs 02-01-2013 05:17 PM

Those Soul Caliber sketches are awesome


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