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WALKING DEAD Sketch Cards by TrevorGrove WALKING DEAD Sketch Cards by TrevorGrove
Hey folks...Here's something I haven't done for a long time. :)

Cryptozoic will be releasing series 2 of their Walking Dead trading card series next month (December 11th). I was invited to participate in the sketchcards for this set.

Here are the characters I was approved to draw/paint. If your favorite is missing....it's probably due to approval problems. :) Overall, I was allowed to work on almost all of the characters I wanted to do..

I will have 5 artist proofs that I can offer once the set is released.

Thanks for looking!
Trev
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
You can sculpt AND paint? The world isn't fair! Did you start as a 3D or 2D artist and did your experience in one field allow you to more easily branch into the other?
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DoctorArnox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job. But did you forget Daryl?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) These all had to be approved by actors/agents before inclusion in the trading card set....and Reedus' agency declined all but a couple of artists to depict Daryl. :(

My Daryl card was my favorite one, but sadly it was declined and can't be shared.

Thanks very much!
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blood-stained-hands Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful work my friend!
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UnkindnessOfSouls Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Awesome work Trevor! PM sent about artist returns. I was lucky enough to pull the Mola Ram sketch you did for Indy Heritage, and these sketches are nothing short of amazing. It's a damn shame the Daryl Dixon card got rejected. On the BO cards forums we've only seen two sketches of Norman Reedus so far, so I guess he has a picky manager? Oh well. Great work!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

Definitely some approval issues on this set. :\ But...there's no way to determine how that will go. I was certainly disappointed I didn't get to paint Daryl.

I'll return your note!
Trev
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Loadus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Took me a while to notice the background on the coloured cards, hihi. These are just so epic I can't find the words - awesome job, man! ^.^
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frikigeisha Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! I love all of these sketches. Good job, Trev :hug:
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoy them.
Trev
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's really great to see new paintings from you Trev..sketchcards,Walking Dead survivors,and paint?Like dying and going to heaven haha!I love the sense of walkers looming over the shoulders in upper colored compositions especially!Masterful style and dynamic brushwork!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Chris! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you like the Walkers in the background.

It was a fun break from sculpture earlier this year.
best-
Trev
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DarqueImages Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
What? No Sophie? Andrea? Andrea's sister? No zombie Shane and no zombies? They just didn't give you enough to do. Very nice work.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! Yeah....what luck!

I tried for Andrea, Daryl, and T-Dog, but didn't get approved.

There was an option to do Zombie cards, but I opted to just do the characters, due to time.
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pinkxel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. those are amazing!!! Excellent job! ^_^ Some of them are so spot-on that it's uncanny. Lucky people who get your proofs!
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bpisek Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Very nice Trev! Really like how you did the background, and the little blood explosions in the corners.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I enjoyed working on them. The approval process was sort of fun...seeing who approved what. The only real disappointment for me was my rejected Daryl card. :( I really liked it, but I can't share that one.
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bpisek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Were you in contact with the actor's agent, or through Image comics for each actor approved Sketch Card?

When I was in the giftware biz. I did some Marx Bros. items, and was in contact with their heirs.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was all the actors agents/managers that approved things...Once one card was approved, the artists were free to draw/paint that character however many times they wanted. But if our card was declined, we could not try again. :( It was a shame.

That's awesome about the heirs of the Marx Bros!
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bpisek Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow! Their agents/managers are very strict. When I was doing the Marx Bros., Grouch, and Chico's heirs
just said go ahead. Harpo's son was very picky on how his face should be, and how his hat rested on his head.

At least he let me try again ( fourth time was the charm for Harpo ).

Have a happy Thanksgiving Trevor, and I'm looking forward to more pieces from you.:)
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judyeve Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Beautiful work! I love the art work and the show is awesome!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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greysummers610 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this show and absolutely love your rendition of every character
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like these little sketches.
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TheLastRonin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional
Great work Trev! you've done it again!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks man!
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keight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Well done.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Awesome Trev.
I would love to see some of my favorite Zombies as well.
And how about undigested Lori?
Just some friendly suggestions....;)
Have a great weekend man!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You think I could get a half-eaten Lori approved? :D It's worth a shot!

Thanks bro!
Trev
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I think it's worth a shot Trev...hee hee.
Have a great weekend my friend!
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dholms Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
walking dead rocks man.
and this season is the best so far.
maybe the next set will include michonne? merle? the gov?
heh.

sweet work.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure the next series of cards will include those characters for sure! We were limited to a specific list of about 15 characters, and we had to get approval to work on each one. The only one that really killed me that I couldn't do cards of was Daryl. I thought it was my best card...but it got rejected.

Thanks!!
Trev
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kworking Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!! :dance: :)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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mrdamron Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Nice work
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
amazing artist
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks!
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darkeye-1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
wonderful art Trevor. i guess the portrait drawing and sculpting really help eachother. maybe you could do some 3d heads like you did for Firefly... :)

atb --tim
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tim!

I would like to sculpt some of these characters some day.
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darkeye-1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
well i always like seeing your portraits. something i would like to start getting in to.

atb --tim
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taibu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Nice work mate :) like them all even the serial itself is bit booring now for me.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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NateJones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ha! Good job! Although, half of these people are now dead.....kinda sad. :(
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes...characters don't last long in the Walking Dead. :)
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NateJones Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No, they don't....and the most recent death of one character was heartbreaking only due to the performance of another actor. That guy should win an Emmy.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
AGREED....one of the best scenes on the show so far...really well acted.
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LisaSchindler Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Jeez, you make it hard to pick a favorite! :) Really amazing work, the sketches are magnificent! :+fav:
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you! I think my personal favorite was the color version of Dale, with his classic wide-eyed expression. :D

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LisaSchindler Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
True. Ah, poor Dale, may his soul rest in pieces... eh peace, in peace :O_o:
:D
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