Friday, June 13, 2008

Monster Sports cards

In 2005 I was approached by Shelcore to create illustrations for a line of handheld sports games. The games themselves were themed to 5 different sports, and the characters representing them would be these crazy looking monsters. The handheld games and characters already existed. My part would be generating collector sports cards for each character. a Topps baseball card replete with name, stats, and other invented details. The parameters? An 'action shot' of each monster 'making their moves'. The print size of these illustration would only be the standard 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" , but I did them at 8" x 10" for detail. I went for exaggerated perspectives.
The 'Big Daddy Roth' feel of these characters lent itself to that approach, so it worked out pretty well.

The approved pencil drawings were rendered in Photoshop.

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