Sketch card sets can be pretty time consuming and even monotonous from time to time. Some of the toughest sets for me can be those featuring characters I've NEVER heard of. Imagine how tough it is to draw fifty cards based on a character with almost zero internet identity and even less reference. It makes you want to cry.
When a set comes along with just a title and the freedom to draw almost anything you want, as long as it stays within the theme, then it feels like a breath of fresh creative air.
But even then, I find myself lacking discipline and direction. I even run into artists block.
With my next two sets I found a way to be original and maintain creative interest.
Let story cards begin.
I wanted to keep the public interested in not only my contributions but the sets themselves as well. So what I have done, is create my cards with their own set of characters and a story that spans each card. I guess it's kind of hard to explain, but I'll try.
With 5finity's upcoming release Galaxgals Eradication (and Badaxe studios Dungeon Dolls) I'll have a new story created entirely for my run of sketch cards. Starting now, I'll be posting the characters designs and info on them here on my blog.
Once those have been posted I'll begin to show each individual sketch card in order along with a piece of the story.
I'll do this until all cards and story pieces have been revealed.
I think it's a neat idea, and it gives sketch card collectors a little bonus to look forward to!
Feel free to let me know your thoughts and enjoy the ride.
and now 5finity and Locoduck Studios present.....
The idea for this set was pretty wide open and simple. Space Aliens versus hot girls. Leaves a lot of room to play right?
I decided that Galaxgals would be a galactic underground and illegal strip club featuring exotic nude dancers of species from all over the cosmos. Run by alien mob boss Gotti Omega, it would be the biggest club ever. Gotti owns several clubs throughout space and each one is run by a manager from the Sleazoid quadrant. Each Sleazoid has a handful of Gotti's space thugs and uses them to scour the various universes looking for the hottest of females to bring (by force and kidnapping mainly) and perform at the clubs.
Here are the designs for Gotti Omega and one of his Space Thug body guards. Gotti is a total chauvinist and extremely ill tempered. Very picky and very crass. The Space Thugs are usually your typical brainless Goons good for one thing and one thing only, following orders.
Okay, that's all for now! Tune in tomorrow for more....