Space 1999 is a new trading card set released from Unstoppable cards and features imagery, autographs, and sketch cards based off the iconic 1970’s sci-fi TV show! The show was a groundbreaking TV show that has continued to be popular, spawning such things as this trading card series!
Check out other projects I’ve done for Unstoppable Trading Cards:
Websites have been created to further the Space 1999 fandom. One such website is The Catacombs website, which features episode guides, a library of photographs, and lists merchandise from the series including this recent trading card set. This website was kind enough to feature each artist that worked on this set, including myself! Go check out their website to find out more about Space 1999!
The legendary actor Martin Landau starred in Space 1999. Like many, I’ve always loved Landau’s performances and had to draw him as many times as I could for this set. He has a distinctive face that is fun to draw, so I drew him in a few different ways: inked, pencil crayon, & gouache. Besides Landau, there were lots of fun aliens and spaceships to draw.
I have a few remaining blank artist proof sketch cards from this set for commissions. Please message me to check on their availability or to contact me a different project!
I am having a year end sale on some of my artist return sketch cards. They are $60(USD) each with free shipping and will offer a discount if ordering more than one. To purchase, just message me at the bottom of the post with your email address and which sketch cards you want to pick up. I’ll then send you an invoice through PayPal within a day.
For this sale, I am including the Terminator 2 and Gerry Anderson sketch cards I created for Unstoppable cards, Mars Attacks: The Revenge sketch cards from Topps, 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron from Upper-Deck, 2015 Ant-Man from Upper Deck, and a Ghostbusters sketch card from Cryptozoic. With each purchase I will also send you a free print of one of my drawings -it might be a sports illustration, Creature from the Black Lagoon, a Vader print or a Boba Fett print!
To order one or more of my artist return sketch cards, please message me below with the name and number of the sketch card. For the sketch card number, just tell me the set name, like Terminator 1 or Avengers 10, so I know which card you want! I will reply to your email within 24 hours and send you a paypal invoice! Easy-peasy!
Trying a Black Friday sale this week. From now until the end of next weekend (Nov. 26th), I’ll have a bunch of my artist return sketch cards for sale. Some of these are from a few years ago and a few are from this year. To pick some up, just fill out the form I’ve put at the bottom with the set name and the corresponding number /letter I’ve put next to the sketch card. After that, I’ll send you a PayPal invoice for the cards you selected.
If you pick up 3 or more of my sketch cards I’ll also send you another sketch card for free. This will be a random sketch card from a binder I have of drawings I’ve done for fun or for practice -they’re not artist returns.
This is the second project I have had the pleasure of working on for Unstoppable Trading Cards. This trading card set is limited to 999 boxes, and might be sold out by now. To my knowledge, there has only been two other Terminator 2 trading card products which were produced in 1991 by Impel and Topps. I specifically remember collecting the Impel cards as a kid but unfortunately didn’t hang on to them.
Growing up in the 1980s I was a huge fan of action movies, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Terminator was easily one of my favourite movies and I’ll never forget in 1991 going to the theatres to see T2 with my dad. I loved it then as much as I do now and it is still one of the greatest action /sci-fi movies of all time. I’d say I re-watch the movie roughly once every year or two, and along with it the other Terminator movies and the criminally under-rated Sarah Connor Chronicles TV show. An opportunity to create licensed sketch cards for T2 was definitely something I was not going to pass up.
Creating the Sketch Cards
For a handful of the T2 cards I took my usual comic style approach to them; pencilling then inking the images like a comic book with minimal blacks and then adding Copic markers for colour. On some of the other cards I used polychromous pencil crayons, which is a medium I’ve been using more and more lately. For these, I pencilled the cards, added limited inks, coloured them with Copics, and then added a translucent matte gel across the cards that I go over again with the pencil crayons. I’m loving this matte gel as it adds a painted texture to the paper and allows for the pencil crayons to go over more easily than they would directly upon the paper.
On one card I experimented not using heavy inks and pencil crayons. This card, depicted below in the first sample sheet (bottom right with Robert Patrick pointing his finger), was created by allowing for a heavy usage of Copics and the blender marker. I was trying to go for a painted feel and I think it came out really well.
My Sketch Cards for Terminator 2
For this set I created 25 unique sketch cards that were inserted into the product. The below two sheets are examples of sketch cards I made for this product that were randomly inserted into packs.
Artist Returns for Sale
$125+shipping each. These are first made available for sale directly from me, and then whatever is left will go on ebay for 1 week before being added to my Etsy store. Perhaps one will be listed here on the website as well.
Earlier this year I started working for the first time with Unstoppable Cards. I had heard about this company through a fellow artist but had never seen their products before as they are located in the UK and only sell their trading cards online.
I shot them off an application and the company dug my work. They immediately offered me a few projects right off the bat, beginning with the Gerry Anderson Supermarionation set and the soon to be released Terminator 2! The Gerry Anderson just released last week but T2 won’t be out for another month or so.
At first I had no idea what or who ‘Gerry Anderson Supermarionation’ was. After looking into a bit more I found out he had created a whole slew of children’s shows back in the 60’s and on, most of which were big only in the UK. Living in Canada, however, we tend to receive a few UK shows and one of which was the Thunderbirds and that show I did watch on reruns in the 90s! It was weird as hell, with strange looking marionettes and goofy adventurous storylines, but also oddly captivating and entertaining.
Video from Gerry Anderson’s Stingray
Artist Proof Sketch Cards for Gerry Anderson
I will be posting my artist proofs for sale on Ebay this weekend (July 15th), with the auction lasting for 7 days. If they do not sell in these auctions I will probably post them for sale on my website here. If you would like to pick them up immediately, please send me a message here and I’ll get back to you right away! If you would like to commission a different Gerry Anderson sketch card or a larger illustration then also contact me here! Bottom line, contact me! 🙂
Gerry Anderson Sketch Cards
For this set I used a few different styles. The sketch card paper stock was a little different from what I’m used to so there was a bit of experimentation. Some of the cards were created with brush pens and copics and others were a mix of copics and pencil crayons, similar to how I tackled the recent Star Wars: 40th Anniversary set.