“Pro Bowlers” (PRINT)

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Size: 12″ x 18″

Paper: high-quality 130# Sterling

 

 

 

 

PRO BOWLERS

The making of…

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Final drawing: “Pro Bowlers.” Pencil on paper. 13″x24″.

“Pro Bowlers” (PRINT)

$30.00$70.00

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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 18 × .01 × 12 in
Versions

Digitally-signed, HAND-signed

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Much of the fine detail is difficult to see in pictures so I shot this video. I want folks to get close to my drawings and still see new details. Put your nose on it! Lol ✏️👃👀

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Coming down the home stretch! Adding all of the tiny detail to give texture to the jersey and make the entire piece really pop! Will post the final soon! ✏️ ✨ 🏈

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Finished the base layer of shading on Earl. Time to slowly build up finer and finer layers of shading to truly bring this drawing to life!

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I’ll post a close-up up pic later since, from this far away, it’s difficult to see all of the detail in Sherman’s arm and especially his tattoos.
A lot of artwork loses its detail as the viewer gets closer. I want people to put their nose up to this piece and still see sharp, crisp detail.

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Going iiiiin on the details! Gonna make Richard Sherman jump off the paper!

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Finished Tyler Lockett! Richard Sherman, you’re up next!

 

Super excited about this drawing of Sherman because it will really give me an opportunity to showcase everything I’ve learned: high-contrast shadows, reflections, varied skin tone, accurately rendering tattoos, textures, and more.

 

Going HAM on this one!

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Finished Russell Wilson! Tyler Lockett is up next!

 

Got a good start on his face and helmet, and now starting to add some shading to his jersey. I approach white jerseys a bit differently since there are very few “hard” lines in the shading. Instead, the lines/wrinkles within the jersey are just a soft shade (not a hard/dark line). Although there’s less shading in a white jersey, accurately capturing that shading is far more challenging.

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Refine, refine, refine! Once you think you’ve captured all the details, take a 10-min break and then come back to the piece and re-examine. I always find more details that I missed. There’s always more!

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Making magic over here!!! Lol ✏️✨🏈

 

Building up the layers of shading on Russell Wilson. With each stroke of the pencil I try to tighten the details just a little bit and slowly a sharp, crisp image begins to emerge. But still a loooong way to go on this piece!

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Finished Bobby Wagner, and now on to Russell Wilson!

 

Many artists only share the final, polished version of their artwork, but I think the process is just as interesting as the finished piece.

 

I specifically wanted to post this picture because it shows my drawing in its rawest form: just a basic sketch with no shading or detail added.
But the magic is coming! As I post more progress pics, look back to this image to see how far the drawing has come: from a rough “ugly” sketch to a photo-realistic piece of art.

 

Let’s make some magic! ✏️🏈

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Bobby Wagner’s biceps are huuuge! Lol. Got most of the jersey finished, and now adding the subtle shading to give the skin a more realistic look.

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Getting started on Bobby Wagner! Sketched the basic layout and will not start gradually adding more and more detail.

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Gettin’ down on Michael Bennett! My process is relatively time consuming because slowly build up layers of shading. These thin layers include many slightly lighter/darker shades, which gives the piece a more life-like look and feel.

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Finished drawing Kam Chancellor dropping the gavel on some poor WR! 🏈💥🤕

 

Next up: @mosesbread72! One of the best players and personalities in the league! You know I gotta drawing him doing his belly dance celebration! 😎

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Working my way down Kam Chancellor’s the jersey. One of the biggest challenges of this piece is capturing all of the details within such a small composition. Because I’m including so many players in the drawing, each one is only ~3 inches tall. Needless to say, I’m planning to continually refine the details within each player until they all jump of the page!

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I try to challenge myself with every drawing. I want to get better. That’s always the goal.

 

During the planning process of each piece, the same thought enters my mind at some point: can I even pull this off? Is this drawing too difficult? Too intricate? Is it beyond my skill level?

 

So, I start each drawing with a hint of apprehension.
But I start. That’s the key. That’s the only way to get better.

 

The next piece is no different.

 

This new drawing has the potential to be my greatest piece yet.

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