06 July 2016

Sketch Card Week: Perna Studios Spellcasters II Fairy by Loren Bobbitt

Sketch Card Week continues with a sketch from the Perna Studios Spellcasters II: Enchanted Realms set. This is a small-press set that focuses strongly on sketch cards. The sets put out by Perna Studios seem to have a fanatical fan base, with products selling out within minutes of release and an active buying/selling/trading community. I think their releases are pretty cool and they offer sketches from some of the biggest artists around, but I haven't made much of an attempt at collecting any of their sets. I like them, but I have so many other collections that it's hard to justify collecting another thing.

Spellcasters II is the most recent release from Perna Studios, and amid all the excitement on Facebook and the card forums I toyed with the idea of building a reverse set of the product, buying a base+insert set and a sketch to go with it. I've gotten as far as the sketch card, but never followed up on the base+insert set thing. This card came from eBay by way of a seller who had several sketches from the set up for sale. Loren Bobbitt is the artist on this card, and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't instantly connected her name with that of the infamous Lorena Bobbitt. They aren't the same person, but I did get a bit of a giggle out of the similarity. I'm sure that half the people who talk to her bring up the connection, and she is probably totally sick of it. This card features a fairy using a dandelion seed as a wand. Bobbitt's sketch cards aren't extremely common, but she has done sketch cards for a couple of Marvel sets and also attends conventions as an artist. Her work is pretty good generally, and I wouldn't mind seeing her art pop up in more sketch card sets.


  1. I like this one. Actually looks like someone you could meet ...if fairies existed on this plane of existence.

    1. It is a pretty cool card. It doesn't really fit in with the rest of my collection very well, but I am happy I got it. Something about it is appealing to me, although I can't put into words exactly what it is that I like so much about it.