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Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« on: March 07, 2016, 05:16:33 PM »
Greetings baseball fans! It's OPENING DAY for the new Wacky Packages MLB Baseball set and I thought I'd share some of the template cards I painted! These are based on cards that appear in the set and were used as guides for the artists to follow for the sketch cards they drew for the set.

ENJOY!
Neil








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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 06:34:08 PM »
Neil, your sketch templates for MLB are mini-masterpieces!  They raised the bar on how much detail you can achieve on a 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" canvas!

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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 09:27:06 PM »
Wow!!  Amazing!
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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 10:32:12 PM »
Glad you like them! Really fun but I have to admit, they were some of the most challenging cards I've ever drawn, especially because both Topps and the MLB were involved in the review process. I can still see those logos in my sleep...

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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 04:33:20 PM »
Here's the original art from card #72, El Paso Chihuahuas (gouache on bristol board):



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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 05:21:20 PM »
Neil, so glad to see you did painting in the set!  Fun gag and great painting.  I love the way you integrated the Logo onto the foil. 

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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 09:03:15 PM »
Thanks Joe! I'll post some of the others after we see the printed cards.


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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 04:46:53 AM »
Great work, Neil (as always!)  You need to paint more and more, I know you have all this free time lately.... >:D

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Re: Topps Wacky Packages MLB sketch cards by Neil
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 10:37:36 AM »
Great work, Neil (as always!)  You need to paint more and more, I know you have all this free time lately.... >:D

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