02 January 2016

Leia Wooden Sketch Card by John Soukup

Here's another Princess Leia sketch I've had in my collection for a little while. I got it directly from the artist, John Soukup, through an eBay auction. I really ought to take a picture of this from the side, as the Leia portion of the card is a piece of wood that has been painted and attached to the card. It's a pretty cool piece of art featuring Leia in her classic bun hairstyle and white dress. I like the 3D effect that the wooden figure adds to the piece, although that doesn't really come through in the scan. He has done a couple of commissioned displays featuring groups of Star Wars figures in certain themes, like Hoth or Jabba's Palace. I found these images of them on a Rebel Scum forums thread:

More information on this set on the Mighty Jabba's Collection site!
If you click through the link in the caption on this photo you can see more detail on these figures, like the back of the Rancor! I really like the inclusion of Han Solo frozen in carbonite.

The ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi glows in the dark! I like the C-3PO, too. I think it's the eyes.

I've also seen some Marvel comic book characters that he has made wooden figures for. I think they're a pretty neat item. I'd like to commission a set someday, but it would be hard to decide what universe and which characters to ask for. It would also be really neat to add a full-size painting of his to my wall, but it would have to be the right piece and I'd probably need to save for a while to make it happen.

I was really glad to add another Leia sketch to my collection, and I was also very happy to get another piece done by John Soukup. It looks like he's updated his DeviantArt page a couple of times in the last few months. You can see some of his other stuff on there, like more of the wooden figures, some Star Wars tarot cards, some of his own creations, and a Wonder Woman painting that I can't stop looking at. I have a couple of other things done by him that I've been sitting on for a while because when I bought them I started thinking about the definition and meaning of art. That's a big subject and a blog post I may never be able to wrap my head around, so I might just do a regular post about the items so I can get them up on display.


  1. Man. Those displays are awesome! I'd love to have him build me a display with Vader and his bounty hunters on Exector from ESB... or have him paint a SW canvas for my collection.

    P.S. That Leia is sweet. Seriously envious of your sketch card collection.

    1. It would be pretty cool to have a whole display done up. A lot of the art he puts on eBay features various bounty hunters, so a display featuring them would be right up his alley.

      I am pretty happy with the growth of my sketch card collection. There are always the ones that get away, but I try not to dwell on them too much. I need to figure out a nice way to display them, as they are currently just stuck in boxes and card stacks with all my other cards.