Monday, November 7, 2011

Original Ryan Braun painted sketch card

I hope Thorzul doesn’t mind me posting about this card since it now belongs to him. However, I still wanted to show it off, as I think it came out pretty well.

I’ve been thinking about doing some sketch cards because I haven’t been able to find the time to do my full sized painting. A few months back I did complete my Derek Jeter painting. I am also working on a 16x20 Mariano Rivera. However, it’s been tough for me to find the time to dedicate myself to finishing it. I will complete it, it’s just proving to be a long process.

So I picked up a pack of artist trading cards on eBay. It came with about 12 different cards, all of them on different card stock. I wasn’t sure which one to pick, so I chose one of the thicker card stocks with an interesting pattern.

This card took me about 90 minutes to draw and paint – certainly a lot quicker than my large paintings take. I did it during Game 7 of the World Series. I chose Braun because I wanted to send Thorzul something cool for the Derek Jeter 3000K liquorfractor I had claimed in his Trade Me Anything post.

1987 Topps doesn’t have much of a meaning to me other that it being the first cards I consciously remember opening. I’ve always like the Robin Yount 1987 Topps – the yellow name plate has always jumped out at me, so I figured I’d do the Braun in this look and feel.

I’m not sure how many more sketch cards I’ll do, but I did enjoy doing this one and certainly would be interested in doing some for other bloggers. I don’t think I could ever sell them or anything like the artists on eBay do, but if you’re ever interested in one of your favorite player, let me know and maybe we can work something out.


  1. You people with your artistic talents make me jealous!

  2. Great looking card, man. I dig your style.

  3. That's great! I wouldn't mind one!

  4. This is really cool! I'm slowly working up my courage to start a painting of my own. If you ever want to trade sketch cards, just let me know.