Thursday, December 27, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Bradley Wiggins Drawing
Bradley is a champion cyclist from Great Britain. He rides for Team Sky, based out of The National Cycling Centre in Manchester England where my Father was born. In this years Tour De France, when Bradley was named as one of the pre race favorites, my father and I started routing for him. Bradley won the Tour, and became Englands first winner ever. He won Stage 19, the long and grueling individual time trial, to cap off a dominating tour. Weeks later, Bradley won the individual time trial in the Summer Olympics. In doing so, he became the only rider to ever win a Grand Tour event and a Olympic gold medal in the same summer. He also became the only winner ever to win an Grand Tour event, and an Olympic gold medal in a track cycling event. He started out as a track cyclist, and has won 7 total Olympic medals now (2000,2004,2008,2012), tying him with track cyclist Chris Hoy to become England most decorated Olympic athlete ever in any sport.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Marta Menegatti Drawing
Marta's hands in progress
This is the second drawing I have done of Marta. Hands are one of the hardest things to draw. Anyone who has seen my sketch book, knows that I love to draw hands. As a baseball manager who gives signs to the pitcher from third base, I noticed the way the volleyball players give each other signs from the player at the net to the server.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jacob "Cyborg" Drawing
Jacob us usually one of the smaller players on his baseball and soccer teams. Despite his size, he is usually the most aggressive player on his soccer teams, and is usually one of the strongest throwers on his baseball teams. We often say, "He is a machine."
This Baseball season, Jacob played his second year of Rookie ball for our local recreation league,Kent Island Youth Baseball and Softball Club (KIYBSC). Rookie is seven and eight year olds. He "Played up" his first year as a six year old instead of playing T-Ball. This season he practiced switch hitting, and actually got hits from both sides of the plate in games. He also made the end of the season all star team for the KIYBSC Bucs.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Michael Phelps Drawing
Retired American Swimmer: This is the second drawing I have done of Michael. The first one was in 2008 after he had won eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics. Michael just completed the London Olmpics and retired as the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. He has won 22 total Olympic medals (18 Gold). Over his career, he has set 39 World Record for time. He currently hold seven World Records for time.
Marta Menegatti Drawing
Italian Beach Volleyball Player: Marta played in this summers London Olympics. She and her partner made it to the quarter finals, only to lose to Misty May Treaner and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States. Misty and Kerri just won their third straight Olympic Gold Medal. Marta was twenty one years old during this Olympics, and is considered one of the future stars of the sport.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Also commissions for my private collector, this is the second set of Kyle and Chase drawings this year. In the first pair of drawings of the brothers, Kyle was pitching, and Chase was batting. In this pair it is opposite.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Working on the Kyle Drawing
Working on the Chase Drawing
Chase in progress
Kyle in progress
Kyle and Chase are the sons of a private collector of my work. He now owns nine of my originals, including these two. He commissioned me to do these drawings for his wife for Valentines Day. Kyle and my son Jacob played together on the recreation league team that I assistant coached last season. I also attended the game, and actually shot the photo of Chase that I used for the drawing.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Gary Carter Drawing 1986
Inscribed Gary Carter Player Card
"Stephen, Great drawing! You could probably send me the copy at Shea. Take care & God Bless. Gary Carter"
Gary "Kid" Carter and these pictures were the very first entry on this Blog Site. Gary passed away yesterday. At the age of 57, he finally lost a battle with malignant brain tumors. Last Friday a very close personal friend of mine also passed away from malignant brain tumors. Both of these men were strong Christians and true men of God. I know where they are now, and they are both in perfect health. I look forward to seeing them again someday, as I know they will both be on my welcoming committee. It is still hard to lose heroes!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Justin Tuck Drawing
Justin Tuck Drawing in progress
New York Giants Defensive End: Justin played his college ball at Notre Dame. The Giants chose Justin in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has been a two time Pro Bowler, two time All Pro, and has won two Super Bowls (XLII, XLVI). On Feb.5th, in Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots, Justin scored a first quarter safety on an intentional grounding penalty by quarterback Tom Brady.
Despite being born in north west New Jersey, I unlike my father and all my in-laws also from north Jersey, had never become a Giants or Jets fan. My family moved to the San Francisco bay area when I was two, and I became a childhood 49ers fan. I am now a die hard Ravens fan, but have also rekindled my interest in the 49ers. This season however, just prior to the playoffs, I watched a bow hunting show featuring Justin hunting in south Texas. Like myself, Justin is quite the bow hunter and avid outdoors man. During the Super Bowl, I saw him wearing an interesting unusual custom face mask. Seemed like enough of a reason to draw him, so here it is.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Patrick Willis Drawing
An hour into the drawing
About three hours into the drawing
San Francisco 49ers Inside Linebacker: Patrick played his college ball at The University of Mississippi. While in his senior year at Ole Miss, Patrick received the Butkas Award, and the Jack Lambert Award, both presented to the nations top linebacker of the year. In the 2007 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Patrick eleventh in the first round. Patrick has received Pro Bowl and All Pro honors all five years that he has been in the NFL. This year in ESPN's pre season poll, Patrick was voted the leagues best inside linebacker. They said, "Even 12 time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis, the dominant linebacker of his era, pointed to Willis as a worthy successor to his undisputed reign."
Hall of Famer Mike Singletary said, "I've coached two of the greatest linebackers, one that has already proven to be one of the greatest, and one who will prove to be," referring to Lewis and Willis.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Frank Gore Drawing
San Francisco 49er Running Back: Frank played his college ball at The University of Miami. He was selected by San Francisco in the 2005 NFL Draft. On Dec. 4,2011 against the St. Louis Rams, Frank became the 49ers all time leading rusher. This was his fifth season with over 1,000 yards rushing, and he has been to 3 pro bowls (06,09,11).
I finished this and posted this drawing during halftime of the NFC Championship game between the 49ers and the New York Giants. The Giants are winning 10-7. Stay Tuned!!!!!
Niners lose by an overtime field goal set up by a 49er fumble on a punt deep in their own territory.
Frank has the same birthday as Jacob, May 14.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Vernon Davis Drawing
San Francisco 49ers Tight End: Vernon was drafted by the 49ers in the 2006 NFL Draft, in the first round, sixth overall. Vernon played his college ball at University of Maryland. As a Terp his teammates nicknamed his "Cyborg".
This past Sunday as mentioned in the Alex Smith post, the 49ers played the New Orleans Saints in a divisional playoff game. The 49ers won on a touchdown pass from Smith to Davis with nine seconds left on the clock. That was Vernon's second touchdown of the game. He finished that game with seven receptions for 180 yards, a playoff record for a tight end.
Not only was Vernon a Mayland Terrapin, but while there he was a studio art major. He and I also share the same Birthday, January 31st.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Jan.13 Star Democrat Photo by Doug Bishop
Jan.4 Bay Times Photo by Doug Bishop
The Jan. 4thBay Times, and the Jan.13th Star Democrat, featured an articles about the Art Donovan event from the previous post. The bottom photograph is of Art Donovan, Joshua, and I.