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Old 02-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WD Sketches

Thoughts? Badass? Super Lame? Meh?

BTW, these are not mine. I saw them somewhere and thought I'd share.

I think they are pretty neat personally.


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Old 02-14-2013, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Weird, those don't look like the cards I worked on so they may be oversized cards. They aren't from the new set either. Be careful, they may counterfeits.
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Weird, those don't look like the cards I worked on so they may be oversized cards. They aren't from the new set either. Be careful, they may counterfeits.
They were redemptions apparently.
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Since they are done by the creators of the Walking Dead comics, they are pretty cool. If you are comparing the art on them to the art on the regular sketch cards in the set, then kinda blah.

The cards are oversized 4x6 sketches, and were available through 25 redemption cards in the comic series. Each redemption card was good for a set of 2 sketch cards.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I kinda dig the card back. Although it wouldn't have hurt to hire prettier artists for the redemptions
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Artists like this have done so much real work in the field that their quick sketches will be valuable no matter what they look like.

Same with Mike Mignola.

Do your own great work for years, and people will appreciate it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Guess I'll be the Negative Nancy and say it seems like a missed opportunity. You've got these iconic WD people and a nice big card to work with and you end up with quick sketches and no color.

I'm sure these were supposed to be major product hits--I'd be a little disappointed in the sketches. Obviously the autos are still very cool to get.
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Adlard isn't the greatest artist, Tony Moore was better and Kirkman's drawing aint bad. They had to do 50 drawings apiece so not bad for really busy people.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, these are just quick convention-type sketches that are the equivalent of an extended autograph.

The truth is, these guys are important creators in the industry. Stan Lee has proven that a body of work over a whole career will make quick sketches on official cards be worth lots of money.

That's just the way it works.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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what on earth... no one here remembers the lengthy thread about these cards from one of the first people to pick them, and trying to sell them for a ton of cash?
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As far as sketch quality, pretty bad. I'd be disappointed to pull that.

But when you add in the autographs and who illustrated them, it's a nice card. 95% auto/face, 5% card
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Theres a bunch of these on eBay listed by a seller asking stupid prices for them. I wouldnt mind having them but only because of who drew them not because the sketches are nice. I could draw those in a couple minutes.
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Yeah, the one seller on ebay who has multiple sets listed for $2k/set isn't likely to sell them anytime soon. I think the redemptions have sold in the $300-450 range.
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Quick sketch drawn by someone actually connected to the comic > Elaborate sketch card by Joe Schmo.
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Guess I'll be the Negative Nancy and say it seems like a missed opportunity. You've got these iconic WD people and a nice big card to work with and you end up with quick sketches and no color.

I'm sure these were supposed to be major product hits--I'd be a little disappointed in the sketches. Obviously the autos are still very cool to get.
I agree with you. I was thinking they'd be a little more detailed given that they're the creators. The second sketch didn't even look like a zombie.
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Quick sketch drawn by someone actually connected to the comic > Elaborate sketch card by Joe Schmo.
Well said.
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One thing is for certain, Charlie Adlard needs a tan. Start drawing near a window Charlie.
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Yaaa card is more about who did it, and the auto of course, but yes a little more detail would be nice if no color....
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