So when I stumbled across Ian Walker's Obsidian Studios and their $10 custom sketch cards, I knew I had to order something.
The problem was deciding on what to have made. It's a custom card, so I get to decide who I want on the card. But there are so many things to choose from. After a few minutes, I narrowed it down to these five: Transformers, G.I. Joe, X-Men, Spiderman, and Star Wars.
I chose Star Wars, because it's been a huge part of my life. I've loved it since I was a kid and I'll love it until I die.
Next decision: Which character do I want? Yoda was the first character that popped into my head. Maybe I'd have Ian draw him since he's my favorite character. Then, if I liked his art, I'd order one more jedi each month and slowly add to my sketch card collection.
But then I remembered Vader and his bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. The scene aboard Vader's Executor is definitely a classic. My mind had been made up.
Within 10 days, these were sitting in my mailbox:
Some people probably think that $60 (+ $2 shipping) is kind of pricey for 6 pieces of cardboard, especially since they weren't pack pulled. It could have bought me another Peyton Manning, Tony Gwynn, or another sports legend's autograph. But I have no regrets, because I love the fact that I have 6 new pieces of art in my collection.
So, here's today's question. If you were going to have an artist draw you a custom sketch card... what/who would you have him/her draw?
Thanks for reading... and if you'd like to check out other sketch cards in my collection click these links: