Monday, April 27, 2009

TOPPS TERMINATOR SALVATION MOVIE CARDS SET~ARTIST FEATURE LUIS DIAZ


I ASKED LUIS DIAZ 

WHAT WAS HIS FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING ON THIS SET?

Here's what Luis said:

I think in general being able to work on a series for any Terminator Movie has to be the best thing and of course being able to draw and paint Terminator robots is a dream come true. This is the first sketch cards I prepared for and didn't leave to the last minute so I'm really proud of the work I did for these sketch cards. 

One thing that was weird at first was the fact that the cards were grey so I was kind of unsure what was going to happen or what I was going to do. I'm use to fresh white ones and since I do most of my sketch card art with watercolors I was a bit worried at first. LOL! 

I knew it was going to be good with ink and pencil, but I later realized that it's a good middle ground for bringing in some bright highlites so I changed my approach some and used other painting techniques. I was able to finish early on my set which was the first time I have ever finished a sketch card assignment on time so that is another reason I enjoyed working on this series. So my recommendation to any artist: Start early, make a schedule to how many cards to finish each day, and try to do more than you plan to do each day. At the end you will not kick yourself or wish you were dead and above all you will have a good night sleep each night.

I chose this card as my favorite cause it has a similar feel to the crazy ending of the first movie that I felt was more horrific than the other 2 sequels. It also was one of my favorite clips in the trailers. Just thought 
it looked super cool and wanted to translate that into a card. 

-Luis Diaz 

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