Another quick little piece for Grantland today. This illustration accompanies an article about new frontiers in basketball analytics made possible by SportsVu technology. It’s a really interesting read by my friend Kirk Goldsberry, check it out!
I recently starting doing crowdsourced portraits through social media, each taking 20 minutes or less. Initially, the idea was to just get in some fun and interactive practice when I wasn’t on assignment. In recent weeks the project has taken on a life of it’s own, so I decided to start a tumblr dedicated to these drawings exclusively. Check it out, commission inquiries are always welcome!
Brandy new illustration for The Classical’s brandy new e-magazine, this month titled “The Same Old Game”. This piece accompanies a career retrospective on outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig. I had a really fun time incorporating some of the key topics from the article into the ballpark signage.
If you enjoy intelligent, long form musing on all things sport, then you should run right over and download The Classical app here. Buy in, you won’t be sorry.
I recently had the opportunity to paint a large interior mural for a basketball art exhibition in Cambridge, MA. The show (titled In the Paint) was the result of a collaboration between Double Scribble and Voltage. This mural went up in just a tick over 3 days- I think it came out a-ok.
New illustration for Grantland Quarterly 6, on sale now! This accompanied a Bill Simmons article about the unlikely friendship forged between Bill Russell and Kobe Bryant, leadership styles, and their wildly divergent paths to NBA immortality.
Last week I got to do an illustration for Bill Simmons’ annual NBA Trade Value column on Grantland- a recurring article I’ve been reading for the better part of a decade! The Lord of the Rings and the NBA playoffs make for strange bedfellows, but my inner 12 year-old had a lot of fun with the pseudo-comic book feel for this one.