Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I Go Ron Artest...


Sorry for the long delay between posts, folks. Fall is usually a busy season for me, so I haven't had as much time to update this blog. I've got a some new illustrations that I'll be posting in the next few weeks, but in the meantime here's something hot off my drawing table -- a portrait sketch of NBA basketball player Ron Artest.

Now don't get me mistaken, I actually hate the Los Angeles Lakers (Ron's team), but I'm working on some new paintings for a Ron Artest themed art show here in Toronto later this month. I thought it'd be fun to do a loose and drybrush ink sketch, so I drew this with a nice fat #10 brush. And, like the Ray Allen piece below, the image was referenced from an old photo.

6 comments:

Nusse said...

Wow! Tha't s beautiful. Just out of curiosity, how big is the original?

Michael Cho said...

Thanks :) It was drawn on 11" x 14" paper. Hope that's helpful.

Darnel said...

From Ray Allen to Ron Artest. Very nice work.

rory said...

Haha , nice drawing and yeah I hate the Lakers too!

Louie said...

i saw this on the basketball jones video about the show! nice!

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone. I painted 2 images for the Ron Artest show, and had a great time. I even got to meet Ron and chat for a little bit -- he was a very down to earth guy and took the time to shake hands and hang out with the gallery goers for a while. All in all, a great time.