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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.


Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner

Gesture drawing of Kurt Warner, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Magenta colored pencil on white copy paper.

I’m cheering for the Cardinals in this year’s football playoffs, since it’s great that their long-suffering fans finally have something to cheer about. In addition, Warner has always been one of football’s good guys (and he also shares my birthday).


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Thirty

Steve Yzerman

Gesture drawing of Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings. Poppy red colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

And thus ends my 30-day series of gesture drawings, and what better way to end it than with my all-time favorite hockey player? Stevie Y was the man.

I want to thank AlphaInventions.com for exponentially increasing the audience for this series, Ed my drawing instructor for introducing me to gesture drawings, and most of all, the NHL for providing these (and many more) talented athletes with a national spotlight.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Nine

Ray Bourque

Gesture drawing of Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins. Canary yellow colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

The day Bourque was traded to the Avalanche was sad, and I feel the Bruins still haven’t recovered.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Eight

Dale Hunter

Gesture drawing of Dale Hunter, Washington Capitals. Peacock blue colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

Despite his notorious attack on Pierre Turgeon, Hunter is considered one of the greatest players to skate for the Capitals, as he was their captain for several years and had his number retired.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Seven

Chris Chelios

Gesture drawing of Chris Chelios, Chicago Blackhawks. Poppy red colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

When Chelios was traded to the Red Wings, my reaction was, “Did that really happen?” Since the Red Wings and Blackhawks have had a long rivalry, I did not think he would play for the Red Wings, especially since he grew up in Chicago. He turned out to be a pretty good acquisition for the Red Wings.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Six

Jaromir Jagr

Gesture drawing of Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins. Black colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

Jagr was one of the best offensive players in the game while in Pittsburgh, but, save for 05-06, he never seemed to recapture his touch after he was traded.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Five

Paul Kariya

Gesture drawing of Paul Kariya, Anaheim Ducks. Violet colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

Regardless of what uniforms he has worn, I’ve always cheered for Kariya; at his peak, he was one of the best goal scorers in the game, in addition to always being a class act. It’s too bad he rarely had a decent team around him.


30 Hockey Stars, 30 NHL Teams, 30 Gesture Drawings, 30 Days – Day Twenty-Four

Tomas Kaberle

Gesture drawing of Tomas Kaberle, Toronto Maple Leafs. Ultramarine colored pencil on standard sketchbook paper.

Kaberle has been one of the few good players on the Maple Leafs during their current run of ineptitude.