Posts Tagged ‘youth sports’

Family Soccer Game

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Even though my trip was brief the grandboy requested a drawing of the family playing soccer. This involved six people! I told him I would not have time to do six portraits so he accepted the fact that the characters would not look like the real people involved. I worked as fast as I could and managed to end up with this:

Family Soccer


Sunday, December 27th, 2015

A digital drawing done for my grandkid’s birthday.


Computer illustration

Sports Ethics

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

There’s no such thing as a “good foul.”

Sports Ethics

Tug of War

Monday, September 28th, 2015

This drawing is actually three drawings; a triptych, so to speak, depicting children involved in the classic tug-of-war, with the usual variety of success, failure, and enthusiasm.

Tug of War-L

Tug of War-C

Tug of War-R

Put side by side it would look something like this:

Tug of War

Each drawing, color pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″

Fishing Lesson

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Some of our best memories come from the most mundane moments.

Fishing Lesson

Color pencil on paper, 10″ x 10″

Evasive Ball

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

It takes awhile for children to grasp the reality of movement. By the time their little hands get to where the ball was, it’s gone.

After deciding on what image to start with my Muse and I argued about what medium to use; paint, pencil…? I chose to go with a very illustrative approach, ink outlines, water color pencil and no background.

Evasive Ball

Pen and ink, water color pencil, 10″ X 10″

Second Base Runner

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Commissioned by a proud grandma.

Tucker Baseball

Pencil on paper, 11″ X 14″

Grandkid Requests

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Another trip to see grandkids and more requests for drawings. So, sitting on the couch with pad in my lap we came up with these:

The first drawing is for the Birthday Girl who wanted a picture of a fairy running to Toys R Us to spend her birthday gift card. Coincidentally, the fairy is missing the same teeth as the Birthday Girl.


The second drawing is for the Birthday Girl’s big brother who wanted Harry Potter playing Quidditch in a football uniform. Some creative liberties were taken. Yes, big brother is a University of Arizona fan.


Ink and colored pencil on paper, 8 ½” X 11″

Cougar Sports

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It’s been 50 years since the Bryan Adams Class of 1962-63 competed on the courts, fields and diamonds of Dallas. They fared pretty well, too, winning the city championship in baseball and being co-champions in football. In commemoration I was asked to come up with a “collage” depicting some of the Cougar sports. One of those scrawny kids is being honored by the Dallas ISD by having the girls’ gym renamed in his honor. A well deserved honor it is since Gary Blair went on to coach several state champions in women’s basketball at South Oak Cliff High School and a national championship at Texas A&M and is in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Color pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″

Granddad Ref Bedtime Stories

Saturday, July 14th, 2012