A new NBA season tips off on Tuesday, which is like waiting for Christmas for hoops junkies like me. Usually throughout the year, I watch a lot of games while doodling in my sketchbook during the timeouts and commercial breaks. Below are a few of the many doodles and quick portraits of current and former NBA players I drew during last season. Some of these were already shared on my twitter feed earlier this year, as I tend to post sketches like these throughout the season.
I'm sure I messed up the likenesses on all of them, but keep in mind that I drew these quickly and directly in ink without any preliminary underdrawing in pencil. This is my usual method when I'm doodling in my sketchbook, as it helps keep things fast and loose and prevents me from fussing over "getting things just right".
All of these were drawn in ink and coloured markers on paper.