2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball

I’m very proud to be a part of the upcoming all-painting 2010 National Chicle baseball trading card set from the Topps Company. On Friday, Topps gave Beckett Media a sneak peak at some of the cards from the set, including my artwork for the Gordon Beckham/ Evan Longoria Dual Autograph card (right).

In truth, neither of these are my strongest work from the set. Moreover, had I known the artwork would be cropped in this fashion, I would’ve approached both compositions differently. I’m probably just being picky, however. ¬†At least one blogger thinks the card’s alright, and the fans are what matters.

Hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll be able to showcase some of my other work from the set. In the meanwhile you can gander at the below artwork featuring Indians rookie Carlos Carrasco. The below image is NOT one of the pieces I produced for Topps, but it should give you a sense of what to expect from my work on Chicle. Hope you dig it.

Happy Holidays

Bit late in posting this – Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Here’s hoping 2010 beats the heck out of 2009. Not holding my breath though…

Sketched in pencil, painted in watercolor, finished and tweaked in Painter and Photoshop.

And a detail…