a birthday card a whipped up for ryan's and my friend christa!
happy birthday christa! (last year she got a tightrope walker/hatbox ghost haunted mansion themed card, this year it's her and brodie from beauty and the beast. oh! whatever disney theme will i choose for next year?)
so grant hipped me to the fact that one of my base cards for the new TOPPS star wars galaxy 5 trading card set is printed on page 71 ofthe new star wars insider magazine!
so i'm going to assume it's safe for me to post the art for it :P (i did TWO base cards for this set. i'll share the other one later.
first, a rare look into my EARLY process... the thumbnail i sent to topps with my idea for the card!
and now... the card!
the other side is printed with a blurb about why i chose this scene... yadda yadda yadda...
"I'm a huge fan of the creatures of Star Wars and the Wampa is right at the top of my list of favorite SW critters. In a deleted scene from Empire, Han wants to take a shortcut through a room in Empire and Leia tells him 'that's where they keep those creatures'. C-3P0 does something totally out of character and takes the warning sign down, hoping to trick the troopers into going in there. I've ALWAYS wanted to see the scene where the stormtroopers are being attacked by the wampas trapped in this room. I imagine it to be a furry, frantic battle where, of course, the wampas win."
and i started a ustream channel! i've done *3* live shows so far and they've been great! so much fun... i'd like to schedule one instead of it being so last minute... that way people can plan on tuning in for the live chat and ask questions! what day and time works best for everyone? :)
here's a video (sped up, of course, otherwise it would be boring as heck) of me inking and coloring one of my star wars galaxy 5 cards! i did add some running commentary. i didn't have a tripod and i've just been experimenting with this whole "recording your process" stuff all day... so don't be TOO harsh on me ;)
you can download the video or watch it by clicking here: