About the cards
Every card begins as a regular Pokémon trading card. I typically work from older, worn cards that have been donated to me to be refurbished. I prime the card with basic, grey acrylics and pencil in the details I wish to add. I continue to add layers of colour that match the existing illustrations to completely fill in the empty space around the artwork, all while being mindful of the original colour palette. I try to stay as true to the original card art as possible. Once completed, I clean the back of the card of any residue and seal it with a gloss spray. Each card takes roughly one to two hours depending on the complexity of the original piece.
I use Apple Barrel brand acrylic paints. I've been using these for around 3 years now and consider them great paints for the cost. I do not use a specific brand of brush, but I do prefer liners and small rounds. Krylon is the brand of spray gloss I use and I use Micron pens and Gelly Roll gel pens to add final details.