EA SPORTS NBA
LIVE 2005 (DWAYNE WADE "Highflyer" ad campaign)
I was excited to get the offer to do some more
NBA related work, but I about went through the roof when I heard it was Dwyane
Wade! The Miami Heat just happen to be my favorite basketball team!
The advertising agency for Electronic Arts asked me to design him in schematic
from, like a drawing of a model airplane or something, and they wanted "lots of
little techy parts" so they could be numbered. To view more NBA illustrations of
Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James and the US Olympic basketball team,
check the advertising tab in the art galleries.
High-flyer print-ad will run in the Oct-Nov publications of Sports
Illustrated on Campus, STUFF magazine, Game Informer, Electronic Gaming
Monthly, Official XBOX magazine, SLAM, DIME, and XXL.
FINALLY IN FINALS
After 17 years
the Miami Heat are finally going to the big dance! Living in Ft.
Lauderdale, I remember watching the expansion season in 1988. Boy,
did they suck. They set the NBA record by losing their first 17
games! A few years later I can remember the crowd chanting Ogg,
Ogg, Ogg! -a mockery of the bench-warming center Alan Ogg. Then
there was some decent teams with Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, Steve Smith,
Alonzo Mourning, and Dan Majerle. But these teams were never quite
good enough to get to the top--a frustrating era for the Heat.
But now, it is 2006 and Miami is in the big game with Shaquille O'Neal
and Dwyane Wade leading the way! My buddy Ross (who posed for the
Rainbow Six painting) has season tickets in the 17th row, and he invited
me to game 4 vs the Detroit Pistons--a huge win which put them in the
driver's seat at 3-1. Anyway, in celebration of the Heat's
accomplishment, I'm posting an unpublished illustration of Dwayne Wade
that I did for an EASPORTS magazine ad last year. It's not one of
my greatest, but keep in mind it was only supposed to be a small
inset on the robot schematic I drew of Dwayne (which WAS published).
It was meant to be low detail, so give me a break! In the
end, it was decided that it would just be a distraction to the main
drawing and omitted from the ad entirely. This artwork shows how a
person would fit inside the Dwayne bot!
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