Monday, April 27, 2009

TOPPS TERMINATOR SALVATION MOVIE CARDS SET~ARTIST FEATURE DENISE VASQUEZ


I truly feel priviledged to be amongst the many AMAZING artists that illustrated sketch cards for the TOPPS TERMINATOR SALVATION movie card set! 

As soon as I got approval from Topps to post the sketch cards I illustrated, seeing that there was no forum for the TERMINATOR SALVATION SET on Scoundrel, I decided to start a topic forum about this set.

I was sooooo excited about sharing the illustrations I created for this set & I knew other artists would be just as enthusiastic! 

Many artists began posting their sketch cards as they were approved...

All of the work posted by every artist who cared to share, was BEYOND impressive!!!

The variety of illustrations blew my mind knowing the limitations all of us artists had to work with...

Seeing the creativity that went into the sketch cards, inspired me to pose a couple of questions to all of the artists:

-WHAT WAS THEIR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING ON THE SET? 

-WHICH WAS THEIR PERSONAL FAVORITE SKETCH CARD? 

-WHY?

Personally, My favorite aspect about working on this set is I've never illustrated characters like these before! 

For me it was an entirely new experience in many ways...

Having a limited amount of references somehow inspired me more than EVER! 

I wanted to make each illustration unique, so I completely trusted my instincts & creative flow...

I had so much fun experimenting! 

As I had a deadline, I put myself on a schedule where I would do a specific amount of cards each day...

If I managed to get more done on any given day, then I was ahead of schedule & less pressure on me!

My favorite sketch card I illustrated was my first card I did! (Shown above), because I really let loose with the colors and I totally allowed myself to go somewhere NEW creatively, which basically set a precedence for the direction I wanted to go in with my other return cards on this set!

Below you'll find FEATURES of other artists who worked on the set & their responses to the questions I posed...

-Randy Martinez 
-Layron Dejarnette 
-Luis Diaz 
-Jonathan D Gordon 
-Scott Barnett

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