There's a place for art


Waiting for Baseball

Waiting For Baseball

Digital.

As disappointing as it is to not have any baseball right now, there are more important things right now.

Stay safe!


Ted Williams

Ted Williams

Pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

Inspired by a couple of caricaturists I found through Illustration Friday, a lot of my recent art has been famous faces, making quick sketches from the Internet or old magazines (this particular picture was based on a photo from an old Boston Red Sox magazine). Surprisingly, this only took thirty seconds, and it does look a bit like Ted.


Film Baseball Uniform

Film Baseball Uniform

Yellowed orange and burnt ochre colored pencil on white copy paper.

In his book

    Ball Four

, one of many players Jim Bouton wrote about was a much-hyped former New York Yankees prospect whom the franchise really wanted to succeed, and only demoted once they could not find a place he could hit (and they tried multiple places). I think everyone, in all walks of life, has something they really want to be successful and will pull out as many stops as possible in an attempt to make it a success.


Daily Doodle – Day Fifty-Three – Winter Baseball

Winter Baseball

Pencil on white copy paper.

Due to force of habit, I joined a fantasy baseball league a few days ago, so I guess baseball season has started for me already.


Red Hafner

Red Hafner

Shadow- and lighting-based drawing of Travis Hafner. Crimson red colored pencil on moleskine paper.

Based on the photo from his 2006 Fleer Tradition card.


Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

Poppy red and ultramarine colored pencil on moleskine paper.

Lee won two games in last year’s World Series. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do this time around.


Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay

Marker and rollerball pen on white copy paper.

Based on the photograph on the front of his 2004 Topps Opening Day card.


Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins

Gesture drawing of Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies. Red Bic marker on white copy paper.

MVP. All-Star. Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner. World Series champion. All of these describe Rollins.


B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton

Gesture drawing of B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay Rays. Dark green colored pencil on white copy paper.

Since Upton has spent his entire career toiling away in Tampa Bay, I wasn’t familiar with him until the 2008 postseason. I was amazed at what I saw, and I expect big things from him this coming season.