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Topps 2017 Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn Sketch Cards

topps star wars galactic files 2017 artist proof sketch cards

Topps 2017 Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn released this week! I did a small batch of sketch cards for this product and have eight returns to sell (pictured below). One of the fun aspects of this set is that I am allowed to draw from all of the Star Wars universe, including all of the movies (to date) and the animated TV shows of Clone Wars and Rebels.

It can sometimes be daunting when working on a set that has such broad parameters such as this one, but to make it easier on myself I often come up with a theme or themes. In previous sets, I will choose a few scenes to work from so that I can focus on a certain group of characters. This makes it easier in finding reference images and thinking of styles /compositions. For this set I chose a slightly broader theme in drawing the women of Star Wars. I hadn’t always drawn a lot of women in previous Star Wars sets and thought with such amazing characters like Rey, Jyn, Sabine, and Ashoka, it was about time I did!

topps star wars galactic files sketch card by matt stewart of leia jyn padme and rey

Perhaps the one sketch card I’m most proud of is the one to the left, where I drew four of the Star Wars royal ladies. Starting clockwise from the top right is Rey, Jyn, Leia and then Padme. I also included the Deathstar on the bottom left and the Starkiller on the bottom right. I think some of the small details got away from me on this card, but I still really like the overall composition and it is something I’m really keen on redoing on a larger scale. Perhaps I’ll add in a few subtle details like the rebel insignia when I do!


What do you think though? Would you like to see the Star Wars royal ladies card done as a larger illustration? Is there another female Star Wars character you’d like to see in the illustration too? Or do you think the overall composition needs some more work? Just leave a comment below to let me know what you think!

If you really like this idea, why not commission a Star Wars drawing for yourself! Perhaps tell me which female characters you would like portrayed or leave it up to me & soon you can have your own original Star Wars illustration hanging on your wall. Just give me a shout and make it happen!




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