The last few weeks have been pretty crazy for me. After my NBA Icons got a whole bunch of unexpected exposure, a bunch of interesting things happened. There were new freelance opportunities around the country, as well as some additional interesting basketball-related stuff.
After a number of requests, I brought some more color into the proscess and created a set of NBA Phone Wallpapers which are available for digital download.
Someone even liked the Los Angeles Lakers icon I did enough to get a questionable tattoo of it.
The condition for him getting it was that he told everyone who asked that it was created by a Boston Celtics fan, though.
And, being contacted by the NBA's Social Media Team, I'm going to have the opportunity to create some unique illustrations for the league!
During the interview process, I was tasked with creating a unique graphic or illustration of my choosing. As one of the league's bright young stars, as well as having...distinctive.... facial features, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans was a logical choice for my first piece of lineart. I'm a huge fan of his game, and I think his defensive play and nasty edge are a welcome sight in a league where everyone is enamored with jump shooting and not guarding anyone. Working with Stephen Franklin to add some animation, we created the animation below:
Everyone's support has really meant a lot to me during all of this. Hopefully, I'll have some more stuff for you soon! And, Mr. Davis, I hope you aren't offended, I'm not looking for any trouble!