Sketch Cards!

I’m back, but still not quite all the way.  Well, I might never be all the way back as a collector of sports cards, but that is neither here nor there.  I’ll be returning to irregularly regular blogging sometime in August I think.  Just trying to get all my trading affairs in order and sent, and they won’t be sent till then, cuz I am broker than broke.  I won’t go hungry, but I’ve got literally $20 for the rest of the month, chiefly because I had to finally get a new recliner.  Mine completely fell apart at the very beginning of the month, so I spent the entire 4th of July weekend marooned at the parents, and hit every place that sells used furniture in town during that time, finally finding a great new arrival on the 5th.  Seriously, it’s like a freaking throne that reclines, well worth the just north of $100 I spent on it.  That is as cheap as they got, except for a couple tiny old ones that were $30 or $40 at another place, but they weren’t even close to this one, so I had to go with it.

Anyway, no sooner am I back in my own place than I realize something is seriously amiss with my internet.  As in it was barely working when it was working, and most of the time it wasn’t working at all.  By process of elimination, it quickly became clear that the modem was/is the problem.  After doing a little research last Sunday or whenever it was, I found a couple of potential fixes to try before taking it in.

And one of them worked to a certain degree.  It improved steadily during the week and is now working fairly regularly, though usually still pretty slow.  So it will still need to be taken in to be checked out, but I have it going now, so I thought I’d let y’all know I’m still around.

Though if you follow me on twitter, you know even balky internet hasn’t done much to shut me up. 😛

I’ve made somewhat decent use of the internetless & moneyless time though.  Fleshed out more backstory for the novel, did more card organizing (even got a few packages together so far), and I

‘ve done a lot of drawing of late.  Which brings us to this post.  I have new sketch cards to share!

And away we go!:

Starting it off as sexy as my mediocre skillz can muster with the original Latina comic book heroine, Senorita Rio!

Hmm… looks like I’ve a little more shading to do.  But never mind that now.  Moving on!

A fairly awful old rendition of Street Fighter's own Ryu that I finally got around to coloring not long ago...

More Street Fighter action coming up… right now!

Ken, the main of douches everywhere. Basically just replace Ryu's name with Ken's in the above caption. Done at the same time as Ryu.

Two more for this post and I’ll save the rest for later…

This is my commission for Shot Not Taken. You may have seen it twitpic'd already if you follow me on twitter.

I received Stan Winston & Gina Torres Ink Vault autos for this. So if you’d like a commission, and if your looking to trade cards for a sketch rather than pay ca$h money, there’s an idea of the kind of hittage it may take.  A lil cash & a lil hittage may be acceptable too.

We’re going baseball for the last one for today.

Another Nick Markakis sketch card. This is a little more like what I wanted to do with the first one.

I think this is one is supposed to go to Beardy if he ever decides to claim it.  It’s been done for awhile now.  I think I did this card back while I was working on the Breygent sketch cards, so three months or more.  Think I mentioned it was done in a comment over at his place, but just recently remembered to scan it.

That’s all for now.  I’ve been working on this post off & on for a good six hours, maybe longer, due to previously mentioned internet balkiness, and general distraction.  So, um, seeya when I see ya. 😉

Until our next…

Shoutouts #6

Shoutout to the ladies of Dinged Corners.  After getting the box to send your cards in, I’ve decided to make it beautiful.  I’m gonna draw a bunch of cool stuff on it.  Hope you approve.

Shoutout to the one and only Shane Diaz of Shoebox Legends.  The reason I haven’t sent your stuff yet is because… well, I’m broke at the moment.  I have about $5 to my name until tomorrow.  I’ll get it to you shortly though.

And sometime in April, I will get around to properly documenting the awesome lot of cards you sent.  I actually got some of them scanned!  w00t! 🙂

Shoutouts to Peter and Chris (but not Peter Criss, wokka wokka) of Dropped Third Strike and Nachos Grande, respectively.  With the maneuvering I did with Yankee Stadium Legacies, I can move the Reds up to 3rd in the Great Cardening of 2009.  I can’t guarantee anything close to an exact time when I’ll have them posted though.  As for the 8 or so remaining YSLs, they will be up with the rest of the Yankees as soon as I get them posted.

Finally, thanks to Marie from A Cardboard Problem for the linkage that popped normal daily viewer count of like 6-10 when I’m posting regularly, to over 60!  The least read sports card-centric blog going today humbly thanks you.

I recognize that annoyed look on Babe’s face.  At least I can say I give it as much as I get I guess.  Straws are being grasped at.  Anyway…

That’s all for now.  Back to Pokemon!  Seeyas.

.::~Outtro~::.