Posted on April 29, 2008, Shawn Sines WoW TCG Art Book
Blizzard and Upper Deck have teamed up to put out “The Art of the Trading Card Game” for the World of Warcraft TGC. The Book is a 11″ x 9″ hardcover with more than 300 full-color images. The featured art is from the first year of the WoW TCG and includes unpublished sketches and concept art. The book is available from the The Upper Deck Store f,or $49.99 which I guess is pretty decent as far as coffee table books go.
As an artist, one of my favorite things about trading card games is the art on the cards. If it’s good, I’m more likely to take an interest in the game while sub par art will most likely drive me away. The problem is it’s reduced so far down to fit the cards, that much of the detail that goes into the art is lost. I use these kind of books as references for my own drawings. There’s no doubt I’m going to be looking into this to add to my collection.