SpORTS 100 – #32

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Baseball…we’re still a few months out…but I drew this, well, just because it felt like it was time for a baseball drawing…How ’bout it, do you like baseball…what’s your favorite sport? What sports or sports subjects or sports personalities, or sports anything would you like to see illustrated? Let me know…and BTW if you liked this, check out all the cool sports gifts, merchandise and apparel at the GPD ONLINE STORE!

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SPORTS 100 – #26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

I’ve been experimenting with what I call “Decal Art”…silhouette illustrations done in Photoshop with a type or slogan as part of the design…they work great on apparel, merchandise, stickers (which is why I started)…what do you think, how do you like them compared to the hand-drawn illustrations? And, if you like these designs, you can  check them out on all sorts of cool t-shirts and stuff at the GPD ONLINE STORE!montagesilh.jpg

SPORTS 100 – #23, 24, 25

Here are three golf illustrations that I did on the same page of watercolor paper but cut and pasted to form a side-by-side progression…this one was lots of fun…
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SPORTS 100 – #21, 22

Here’s a couple of sketches inspired by the Australian Open…drawing women has always presented a bit of a dilemma for me…I enjoy caricature, stretching, exaggerating…etc. which I find much easier to do with illustrations of men, less so of women…so these two sketches have a bit of a different feel….the man is more of a caricature, the woman, more realistic…what do you think…
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SPORTS 100 – #20

In sports, the FAN, the guy or gal who’s showing up with off-the-charts color support, to-the-end enthusiasm, “your grandmother wears ballet-shoes” verbal artillery…etc. is often an underappreciated aspect of the overall spectacle and experience. Take this guy for example, with the red power-tie. He’s your typical all-I-know-and-care-about-is-my-team fan. Do you appreciate him? Are you applauding him, cheering him on? You should be, because he’s putting it all on the line with his red tie. redpowertie_wb.jpg Think about it, in sports color is EVERYTHING. When I lived in Berkeley CA, I eventually threw out all red clothing, because it was unwearable, useless in Berkeley. Why? Because Stanford, the vehemently hated cross-town rivals are red. Not wear red, ARE red to the Berkeley-ite. Red came to represent everything repulsive. In sports COLOR is EVERYTHING. So, this guy right here could be the raving lunatic fan of lots of different teams simply because of the red tie…is he a Bulls fan? Stanford? Ohio State? Maybe BoSox? Is he repulsive to you? OR do you find yourself with estatic, you’re-my-bro! feelings for him because of the red tie? He’s wildly fired up, that’s obvious, but for whom? What team is he all nuts about as he wears this revealing tie on a Friday afternoon at the office? Let us know your colors…

SPORTS 100 – #19

“Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Shaun White!”…Outside Magazine ran a story recently that was headlined something like, “This is Shaun White’s world, we just live in it.” This San Diego snowboarding gold-medalist mega-street-cred-star is even more huge with the Winter X Games starting this Thursday (1/25)…what’s your take on the “Flying Tomato”? Also, if you liked this, check out GPD’s online EXTREME SPORTS STORE!
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SPORTS 100 – #16, 17, 18

Snowboarding is just plain exciting…the speed, the jumps, the acrobatics, the cool-factor…I had to draw a few…these three are pencil and watercolor, kind of sketchy, kind of loose…
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