Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NaVorro Bowman 2013

 NaVorro Bowman Drawing
NaVorro Bowman Drawing in progress
San Francisco 49ers Linebacker: Navorro played his college ball at Penn State University. He was selected by the 49ers in the 2010 NFL Draft in the 3rd round, as the 91st pick overall. He made the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. This year at seasons mid point, he is considered by many as the teams defensive player of the year. A good friend of mine taught him Social Studies in High School here in Maryland. 

Angela Salvagno 2013

 Angela Salvagno Drawing
Angela Salvagno drawing in progress

Anglea is a  IFBB Prefessional Bodybuilder: Her best win was the 2009 NPC USA Championship. She won the Light Heavyweight and the Overall division in that competition to allow her to go professional. She now continues to body build, and is an adult entertainer.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ray Rice No.2, 2013

 Ray Rice No.2 Drawing
Ray Rice No.2 Drawing in progress

Running Back for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray has become one of the team MVP's, and a crowd favorite. Since being drafted in 2008, Ray is now second in rushing attempts, second in rushing yards, second in rushing touchdowns, and third in combined touchdowns, in the Ravens history. Last season in Superbowl XLVII, he won his first ring. He has gone to the Pro Bowl three times (2009,2011,2012).
My wife also has a big crush on him!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. 2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Drawing
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American boxer. He has won World Championships in five different weight classes.His management and training team are called The Money Team.
Quite honestly there was a time when I couldnt stand Floyd! His nicknames are "Pretty Boy", from his amateur days, and "Money" from the millions he has earned boxing. He flaunts his money, cars, women, and taunts his opponents with non stop verbal sparring. In 2007 I was really routing for Ricky Hatton to destroy him. Ricky was from Manchester England where my father is from. The super fight was billed as "Undefeated" as neither fighter had ever lost. Floyd destroyed the hard punching, brawling Hatton, and knocked him out in the tenth round.
Floyd took two years off from fighting. Now every time there is a fight scheduled for him, the media hype is huge. The experts all agree that the new opponent is the one who will beat him. They all have the "Blueprint on how to beat Floyd." Floyd wins most of the rounds, and defeats the now usually younger opponent. Floyds professional record is now 45-0, and he is considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world, and many think of all time. 
I have become a fan! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Adam Jones 2013

Adam Jones Drawing
Center Fielder for the Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2003. He was traded to the Orioles in 2008. In 2009, and 2012, he was awarded an American League Gold Glove Award for outfield. He has also played in three MLB All Star games. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Isaiah Lucas 2013

Isaiah Lucas Drawing
Myself with Meghan Lucas, her Daughter, and Coach Potter

As mentioned in the last two posts, Joshua will be going on a Potter Baseball Tour this summer. Coach Potter is running two tours this summer. Joshua will be going on the first tour. Isaiah will be going on the second tour. Isaiahs mother Meghan is the Director of Operations for Potter Baseball Tours. Coach Potter asked me to do this drawing for her. Monday night the Potter Tour 2013 was launched with a meet and greet, and Coach Potter and I presented Meghan with the drawing.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Potter Baseball Greeting Cards 2013

 Greeting Card 1
 Greeting Card 2
Promotional Flyer

As seen in my last post, Coach and Author Jeff Potter came to see my son Joshua play baseball for his high school team. The conversation came up regarding Joshua going on a Potter Baseball Tour this summer. Coach Potter puts summer baseball tours together for 13-15 year old boys. The tour will be twenty five days long, the boys will have the experience of being on the road like a minor league player. They will play in a number of minor league ball parks in addition to doing community service projects and tour hosted events along the way. Each player, along with his parents, are responsible for raising  his own tour fee. Joshua will be doing this by selling these greeting cards that I designed for the exclusive use of Potter Baseball.
Check out jeffpotterbaseball.com

Friday, April 12, 2013

Author/ Coach Jeff Potter 2013

 Author/Coach Jeff Potter's new book

 My Eric Potter Drawing on Pg.331 of Saving Baseball

Coach Potter and Joshua after one of his KIHS JV games

In November of 2011, I posted a drawing that I had done of a left handed pitcher named Eric Potter. He had just finished his pitching career at the University of Maryland, and been drafted by the Oakland A's. I had done the drawing of Eric who I had never met, as a gift for his Father and Mother. His father Author and Coach Jeff Potter has been, and continues to be a huge mentor to me coaching youth baseball. I presented the drawing to Coach Potter, his wife Sheryl, and Eric, at a Potter Baseball clinic that both of my sons attended. 
I ran into Coach last weekend at a baseball tournament with my younger son. He gave me a copy of his new book, Saving Baseball,  which includes my portrait of Eric. In addition to writing, Coach Potter runs summer baseball tours for 13-15 year old players. He remembered Joshua from the 2011 clinic. At the time,he called Joshua "Hockey Hair". Last night Coach Potter came to see Joshua play in a  Kent Island High School Junior Varsity game, for the possibility of Joshua playing on one of his tours.
For more information about Coach Potter, his books and baseball tours, check out www.jeffpotterbaseball.com  

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lil Lion 2013

 Lil Lion Drawing

Lil Lion Drawing in progress

Did this drawing for a friend of one of my hunting buddies. I dont even know the name of the little boy, but what a great picture! Queen Anne's High School is the rival high school of Kent Island High School where my son now plays Junior Varsity Baseball. GO BUCS!! 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Robert Griffin III (RG3) 2013

RG3 Drawing
Quarterback for the Washington Redskins: Robert played his college ball at Baylor University where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. The Washington Redskins picked him second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Not only was he the starting Quarterback, he won the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year title. Jacob is a Redskin, and RG3 fan, and asked for a drawing for his birthday.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey 2013

Ronda Rousey Drawing
UFC Womans Bantamweight Champion: Last weekend, Ronda won the UFC title by beating Liz Carmouche by a first round arm bar submission. It was her seventh professional MMA fight, and seventh first round arm bar. By winning the title, she vacated the Strike Force Bantamweight title that she held. Ronda is a Judo fighter, and among her many titles, was the first American woman ever to win an Olympic medal in Judo. She won the bronze in Beijing in 2008.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Another Ravens Lawn Logo Jan.30,2013

The Ravens Logo, 16ft. long by 8ft. high

My partner Jacob and I with another completed Ravens Logo

Having seen the logo I did for my friends Mike and Natalie, this local restaurant had me come do it on their lawn. Jacob is pretty good at color filling for me, and we are done in less than an hour.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ravens Lawn Logo Jan.29,2013

 Blank Lawn
 Boat Shrink-wrap Plastic Template

 The Finished Logo
Jacob fills in color
Not like my typical sports art, but I think this counts! This weekend the Ravens will play the 49ers in the Superbowl. Today my son Jacob and I pulled up to a buddys house, and an hour later, we had completed the Ravens logo on his lawn.Yes I wore my 49ers gear while I painted it.The Logo is 16 feet long, by 8 feet high.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Colin Kaepernick 2013

Colin Kaepernick Drawing

SanFrancisco 49ers Quarterback: In this Colins second NFL season, he took over for Quarterback Alex Smith when Smith got injured after nine games. He lead the 49ers to a second 11 win season, and this weekend plays in the NFC Championship game. In last weekends playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, Colin rushed for 181 yards, including 20 and 56 yard touchdown runs. This was an NFL Quarterback single game rushing record for any game, regular season, or playoffs. Colins body is covered with tattoos, including Psalm 27:3 on one arm, Psalm 18:39 on the other. Spanning across the underside of both biceps is "My gift is my curse", and after being selected 36th in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Colin had "Against all odds" tattooed in 6 inch letters across his chest. His entire back is an angels and demons motif, a depiction of opposing forces that he got while playing at University of Nevada.