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Sketch Card Set: Island Dreams

Here are a few of my cards for the sketch card set, Island Dreams available November 1st.


In 2011 Marty Kuklinski of WLRA’s Saturday mornings Big Burrito Radio came up with Island Dreams, a tropical themed sketch card set, the sets sold out in less than a day and we raised $2000 for the charity. So far the charity set has raised over $15,000!!  

This year the set is the girls of the island. Each card pack will contain a deck of playing card (yes, real playing card) as well as 2 hand drawn sketch cards by one of our great Island Dreams artists. So get ready for some great artwork to support a great charity!

Artist List (Subject to change)

William BJ Kunkle

Michelle Lewis

Jon Riggle

Kylie Johnston

Del Perry Nayra

Jeff Sornig

Scott Glenn

Walter Rice

Christopher Chamberlain

Jenny Creech

Mel Uran

Chris Zarichansky

Bien Flores

Lynne Anderson

Johnny Townsend

J(ay)

Ryan van der Draaij

Wu Wei

Jeff Abar

Nikole Jones

Anastasia Catris

Amy Fletcher

Clinton Yeager

Dani MacMullen

Robin Mies

Diana Greenhalgh

Laura Ingils

Cayce Moyer

Paul Cowan

Lily Z Mercado

Jason Durden

Drew Lopez

Chris Foreman

George Leon

Chris Thorne

Dianne “Greenwoman” Wickes

Natalya Tasha Nez

Brooke Safken

Jason Shoemaker

Jesse Hughes

Prassedes Ciappolino-Williams

Alfret Le

Barush Merling

Rivana Art

Mohammad Jilani

Terry Pavlet

Alex Riegel

Mark Martino
Christina Ranburger

Sal Galindo

Solly Mohamed

Pierre Beauchemin

Jonty Gates

Elisa Chong

Kevin Munroe

Matt Slusher

Christina Baker

Rusty Gilligan

Stephanie Rosales

Jenni Gregory

William Withers

Helga Wojik

Kate Carleton

Louis Small Jr.

J. Ryan Abney

Huy Truong

Vincenzo D’Ippolito

Norvierto P. Basio

Elfie Lebouleux

Dani Hoy

Shane McCormack

Gary Rudisill

Chris Papantoniou

Merryalina Drew

Jon Rademacher

Michael Sumislaski

Randy Kintz

Sharon Gauthier

Matthew Stewart

Elias Gambet Melendez

Kelly Greider

Aaron Beylerian

Courtney Rose Hennessey

James Morgan Jr.

April Goulart

Alfredo Galicia

Isabelle Angell

Jose Carlos Sanchez

Luro Hersal

Linda van Ballegooijen

Ben AbuSaada

Katie Cook

Robert “Floydman” Sumner

Tutorials and Posts

Making of Crissy Gold Card Step by Step

This is a double size ACEO card.  (3.5″x5″) done completely with colored pencils.   I normally use paints or markers for an under painting but on this I wanted to just try out straight up colored pencils.
 Started with the outline in light graphite. Added some flesh tones and shadow areas.
More flesh tones and shadows. When using colored pencils, I use a lot of colors to get the flesh tones right.  I don’t have any specific colors I use.  I do tend to use a brownish red and a golden yellow/  I determine what colors after studing the reference picture.  Depending on the lighting dictates the color direction I will be using.
Now, I am just relayering the midtones and shadow to give it contrast.
Using the reference pic, I decide to use the same brown in the sweater.
Adding red to the flesh being careful not to over due it.  Too much red would make Crissy look like she has a sun burn.
Now onto the hair.
Adding red to the sweater and working on the hair some more.
Here is the final
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Making of Crissy Moran Galan Gold Card

This is the pencil drawing. Drawn right on the card stock with graphite pencils.  I sprayed a very light coating of Workable Fixative.
Instead of watercolor or markers I wanted to experiment with airbrush on this particular card stock using ComArt Paints.
Now that the airbrush work is done it’s time to start working in the colored pencils.
More colored pencils evening out the flesh tones
More colored pencils. Working on highlights in the flesh and starting on the hair. (I found better lighting for the pictures they were looking reddish)
I use quite a few layers of colored pencils. Just so you know, I use a burnishing technique when using colored pencils.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been working on the hair. Colored pencils go dull fast so I spend a lot of time sharpening. I sharpen with a utility knife to cut away the wood and sand paper to file the pencil to a point.
Adding in the highlights and finishing touches to the hair and bathing suit.
Working the background a little
The Finished Piece
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The Making of Christy

I love my toony pin ups. A friend of mine a few years back referred to them as “Naughty Lil Vixens”. I liked that so I used it 😜

I decided to do a Christy Mack toony. If you don’t know who she is, put your google search on Safe before searching. 

I started sketching. I actually started with the face.  


Then I started mapping out the rest.

  

Then i took it into Photoshop. 

First I inked it 

 

Then I add the colors 
 

This is available as digital PSP Tube in a PG version (shown above) and an optional R-Rates version at Mystical Scraps CLICK HERE

I also did a Galan’s Gold Card of the R-Rated version. Close your eyes if you don’t want to see. BTW the card is already sold😟