Friday, July 01, 2005

Sport

Lance_painter
Congratulations to Lance Armstrong on his unprecedented 7th consecutive Tour de France victory. Vive la Lance!

15 comments:

Ellen said...

LOVE them both!!!!

ester said...

I love your Painter 9 "sketchy version". Looks like fun and fast drawing. I wonder why you chose no color behinid? Looks great either way tho!

Anonymous said...

I like the feeling of 'speed' that you've given the biker.

Joan
http://www.aztriad.com/illos.html

Anonymous said...

Agree the ultimate within this image is the speeding movement.

Becky said...

Great again Rick - I love both pictures as well. I really like the style on this and the movement it captures. And Lance...what can you say...he could double as a hero in my book. I saw his most recent Nike commercial that simply plays clips from his 1996 press conference announcing his cancer...then says "just do it"...powerful. I love your work, and always look forward to what's next!

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks to all for the kind comments.
Becky, yes, Lance is a real-life hero. I didn't realize until recently how close he came to dying with his cancer; he was in phase four and STILL came back to be the best there has ever been in his extremely demandin sport. Inspiring, indeed.

paula said...

Oh, yeah...Nice drawing. It has all the elements that say, "Lance is fast!". Well done!

I'm sorry to have missed the previous versions. It would have been nice to compare.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Well, YOU are a talent to be reckoned with, too. I like all the white space... and aforementioned sense of speed (nice leaning into the curve you've got going!). Thanks also for lemur lessons.

knottydon said...

Very nice illo! Very realistic. I love the colors. You are very talented! Keep it uP!

Anonymous said...

I like the sketchy look and the compositon.

wynlen
wynleDesign

claudette said...

Awesome. Great compisiton and great details. It reminds me of action illustrations from when I was a kid (back before computer graphics).

inki said...

Reminds me of Leroy Neiman..nice work Rick, as always.

Anonymous said...

go Lance go Lance! :) this is pure sketchy goodness. Leroy Neiman crossed my mind as well. it's great.

erika
http://www.five3.com

Rebeccashane said...

Wow.. this is so impressive, I love the composition of this piece! Great work!

Elisa Chavarri said...

Your interpretation of Lance is awesome, the line-work works extremely well. This is my first time visiting your blog, great inspiring stuff, and thanks for that step by step!
-Elisa