Monday, December 28, 2009

BASEBALL ART by Denise Vasquez

My friend & fellow Star Wars Fan Chris Walters has an incredible collection of Art on Baseballs...

Last year, Chris commissioned my man Randy Martinez to create a work of art on one of the baseballs...

I remember thinking to myself:

"What a unique, Creative, Brilliant idea"!

How fun!

This year I was invited as a guest artist to attend Star Wars Fan Days III...

When Chris discovered that I would be attending, he contacted me about creating a work of art on one of his baseballs...

YES! Absolutely! I couldn't wait!

I LOVE creating in every way, shape, or form...

Here I was, presented with another wonderful opportunity to create something different...

My first baseball!
Now what to do?!?

I asked Chris what he was interested in...

He took a look at my art & said he really liked 3 characters I illustrated that he did not yet have in his collection...

Oooooo what a treat! I LOVE having options!

Over the next 24 hours, I constantly saw a visual of one character in particular...

I could totally see it, clear as day, I could see the character on the baseball...

I trusted my instinct & decided that was the character to do...

Star Wars Character "Boush"

Chris presented me with the baseball in this lovely Square Ball Holder...

I must admit, leaving the ball placed in the Square ball holder made it easier to keep the ball still while illustrating...

So thank you for that Chris!

What was my process?
First I lightly sketched my illustration on the baseball with my 0.7 Sakura pencil...

Then I colored my piece with my Prismacolor Premiere Markers...

I used my Sakura White Gel pen to add highlights...

My final touches for my lines, writing & signature were with my Sakura Pigma Micron Archival Pens!

I had a BLAST creating my first baseball & hopefully it won't be my last!
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PeAce LOvE aRt & sOuL
Denise Vasquez

1 comment:

  1. Wow--turned out awesome! I think you should do a 'world' series of them. Really nice work, D.

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