22 February 2017

eBay Sketch Cards: Leia by Chad Layer

My twins turn 6 today, so I don't have a lot of time for posting. There is birthday stuff going on. They grow up quickly.

There was a seller offloading several Leia sketch cards on eBay, and I picked up a few of them. There is another seller right now who has listed about 15 sketches from many artists, all featuring Leia as Jabba's slave. I am not as keen on that outfit as I am some of her other ones, but they are reasonably priced and there are some good artists in the group. I wish I could grab several of them up. There are some good deals on some in-demand artists in the bunch. But back to the cards I actually did pick up, here is a sketch featuring Leia with the famous cinnamon bun hair, the white dress, and the blaster from A New Hope.

The artist is Chad Layer, who is active on Facebook and Instagram. I don't know much else about him. This is the first time I've seen his work. But this is a pretty cool sketch. I was happy to get it for my collection. He does a lot of pop culture work featuring popular video game and film properties. He also has done quite a bit of Warhammer 40k fan art, which I think is pretty cool. I have begun putting my gaming miniatures in the attic because I don't have space or time for them right now, but I would really like to get my life together and start painting them again.


  1. Happy birthday to your twins! And very cool Leia sketch. Yesterday I was looking for sketch cards on eBay. Holy cow. There are so many to choose from. And they're much more affordable than I ever imagined.

    P.S. If you ever get around to painting those Warhammer 40k figures, please show them off on here. I think it's crazy how detailed people get with this figures.

    1. Sketch card prices (and I guess art prices in general) are a strange creature. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to any of it. You can see roughly equivalent sketches by the same artist go for prices that are tens or hundreds of dollars apart within a single day. The good thing about that is that there are bargains to be had, and there is more good art out there than you could ever keep up with.

      If I ever get around to painting more figures, they will probably go on my wargaming blog, http://chonk34.blogspot.com/. That all kind of tailed off in late 2011 - early 2012, probably about the time I went back to school. I would like to get back into it, but I would need to clear some space and invest in a refresh of my paints. The ones I've got are all dried out.

    2. I never actually played Warhammer, but the card shop I used to work at sold the stuff. We had a back room with a few huge tables dedicated to miniature battles. Pretty interesting stuff. I'll definitely check out your other blog.

    3. I've only played once or twice. I have a hard time with gaming because it requires me to interact with people face-to-face in a competitive situation. Not really my thing. I really like the world-building and painting/building/collecting aspects, though.