I continue to add sketches to my collections, some in the form of commissions directly from artists and some through the secondary market. Today's Power Girl sketch came to me through eBay. I think I have just about eliminated my 'licensed-set' snobbery when it comes to sketches. There is a lot of good artwork out there, and while much of it can be found on official sketch card stock from companies like Topps and Cryptozoic, ignoring unlicensed cards really closes the door on a lot of great artwork and many artists who don't necessarily get a spot in every licensed set. Other benefits include the ability to sometimes get great deal on art and/or to put your money directly in the artists' pockets through commissions or purchases of existing work through the artists' webstores or eBay listings.
This is a PSC (Personal Sketch Card) done by artist Remy 'Eisu' Mokhtar. I've been looking for one of his sketches for my collection for a while, and a couple of them recently popped up for sale. I wound up with Mokhtar sketches featuring both of my main sketch collection characters, but the other one isn't scanned yet. The back of the card is blank, so I didn't bother with a scan of it.
I like Mokhtar's artwork. It's got kind of a anime/manga feel to it, maybe because of the pointy hair. This sketch has a nice colorful background and I like the shading throughout. I know from painting miniature wargaming figures that white fabric can be a total pain in the butt to shade and highlight, and I respect artists who do that well. There's a lot of action in Power Girl's pose, too, like she just punched a villain in the mouth, and her eyes are drawn so that you can tell she is looking directly at whoever she just hit. Drawing eyes is another thing that I respect artists for. The eyes I paint on my figures always look a little off (sometimes really off).