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Official Review

May 26th, 2018 12:13am
Reviewed by Doc Johnson

You get a gimmicked sketch pad and a gimmicked card, as well as streaming video instructions.


In this effect, a participant selects a card. You remove a small sketch pad. As they hold their selected card, you read their mind and sketch the card. You turn over the pad and you have sketched the backside of the card. Clearly, they are unimpressed. However, the card suddenly pops off the sketch pad and becomes a duplicate of their selected card.

The quality of the props is good. Part of the gimmick is a gimmicked card. It should last quite a while, but it isn’t going to last forever.

The method is pretty good, but in testing the method, I found that sometimes the card would pop off the sketch pad too soon.

The effect can be done completely surrounded.


First, let’s start with the ad. In the ad, they show a performer sketching the back of the card and then a participant opens their hands and the actual card pops off the sketch pad into the participants hands. This can’t be done in a real performance. The card that comes off the sketch pad is gimmicked and cannot be handed to a participant. This is very misleading. If you think you can perform this effect the way it is done in the trailer, you will be very disappointed.

Also, you can’t perform this at a close distance because the participants will see that what you have on the sketch pad is not a drawing.


The skill level required: 2 of 5.
Audience management skill required: 4 of 5, if you plan on handing out “the card that popped off the sketch pad..
Performance angles: 360 degrees
The reset time required: Instant
The DIY time involved in advance: None


While this looks good on camera and might work in a parlor setting where your participants are at a bit of a distance, perhaps ten feet away, the trailer is very misleading.

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Product info for SKETCH

Author: João Miranda and Julio Montoro
Publisher: Magic Without Limits
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $39.95
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