Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trading Cards


During 2008 and 2009 I had a lot of fun painting trading cards for Upper Deck. If I'm fortunate I'll get the chance to do it all again. I think I did about 80 such cards. You can learn a great deal about painting during such a project. Trying to do more with less was one of the things I was concentrating on with this series, that and trying to work out color.

11 comments:

Munich Newman said...

I like this, fairly bright.

Stephen Gardner said...

Bright can often be the challenge with gouache. Bright was my goal. Thanks dude.

Steve Cox said...

Top Drawer Steve.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Steve, I loved this project and hope they decide to do it all again soon.

larry said...

Upper Deck would be wise to tap more of that! Great solution!

Moish said...

I LIKE.
A detail I like, is the abstract background, which although suggestive of turf on bottom, stands and then fans on top, does not take the focus off the player.

Sheila said...

How cool are you! Oil or acrylic oh Masterful One?

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

This is really cool! I love your lighting and the abstract nature of it! Hope they come calling!

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

I agree with everyone, but especially Fraser. And Sheila, its Gouache. There Steve, I'm even doing your job for you.

Munich Newman said...

I agree with Sheila, it looks like acrylic or perhaps oil.

I particularly agree with Hans, as it is gouache.

Additionally I agree with Stephen, about many things
-also remember Aunty Pat's Birthday, I have a card in my pocket ready to post.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks every one and Yes Sheila it is indeed gouache and thanks to Hans and Fraser for doing my job for me. Fraser, nice one on mums birthday.
Upper Deck, where are you?