Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jonathan Quick 2014

 Jonathan Quick Drawing

Shield Detail (actual color)
Hockey Goalie: Jonathan is the starting goalie for the Los Angelos Kings in the NHL. Last season the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and Johathan won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the MVP of the playoffs. ESPN also voted him as the NHL Best Player. Jonathan was the back up goalie for the USA hockey team in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when they won the Silver Medal. He was the starting goalie for Team USA in the Winter Olympics this month in Sochi Russia. They were one of the favorites to win the Gold Medal. Team USA was eliminated from the tournament in the Bronze Medal game today. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bay Times Feb.19,2014

This month I put three of my Sports Art Drawings in The Human Form Show at the Kent Island Federation of Arts. The photographer from the Bay Times, Doug Bishop, has become a fan of my work over the years. Doug was also one of Navorro Bowmans High School teachers.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Olga Graf 2014

Olga Graf Drawing
Russian Olympic Speed Skater: Olga is a thirty year old woman from Omsk,Soviet Union. This past Sunday morning I was watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi Russia. The event was the Woman's 3000 Meter Speed Skating Race. As Olga was approaching the starting line for the tenth pairing, the commentators were saying how she was a strong skater but would not factor in the medal standings.Olga had not even qualified for the previous Olympics in Vancouver Canada. Lap after lap Olga was ahead of the current leaders pace. As she crossed the finish line, the Russian crowd went wild she had skated the best race of her life, and posted the fastest time of the event. After the thirteenth and final pairing, Olga had been bumped to the Bronze Medal, but she had become an Olympic medalist. Watching that drama unfold is why I love the Olympic games.Olga will also compete in the 1500, and the 3000 meters during the Sochi games. I know she will have at least on American fan watching!!!