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Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby DSheppard » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:13 pm

I know there is a graphics showoff forum but the last time I posted something with 55+ hours work in it it got 25 views and 2 replies, that place is dead and is more about signatures/desktops then something like this, so I hope this isn't too out of realm for the general board.

Anyway I've done Ranger art projects for years and this is my latest one, I of course like to receive comments but thought some people might genuinely like to take a quick glance as well.

This is a digital rendering of rangers ballpark in arlington done in photoshop with photo reference from a picture I took though of course everything on screen is from scratch. Initially my plan was to do the cartoon version with as many players as possible as an autograph grab that would be particularly cool for me to have and since I've got free time heh and just enjoy doing it. Afterword I kept working on a more realistic version of just the ballpark as its own piece. Heres what I ended up with, any feedback appreciated, assuming this is even deemed appropriate for general discussion heh.

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The signatures from left to right are Michael Young, Elvis Andrus, Hank Blalock, Chris Davis, Ian Kinsler, manager Ron Washington, Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Marlon Byrd, Kevin Millwood and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby ayebatter » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:08 pm

Nice ;-D

I really like the night version.
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:57 pm


These two both blew me away. Very, very impressive ;-D
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:52 am

Aren't there too many fans in the seats for a Rangers game?





Jokes aside, those are really great, and far above most sigs and whatnot. That's some nice, hard work there. ;-D ;-D
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby BaseballFann0008 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:09 am

;-D ;-D ;-D
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:24 pm

Very Impressive! Good work
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:37 pm

Impressive work! Are those actual autographs or are they digital renderings?
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:50 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Impressive work! Are those actual autographs or are they digital renderings?

They're digital. If you look at the hi-res it's pretty easy to tell. He did good work if you're asking that question, right? ;-D
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:06 pm

the stadium work is amazing, but i'm not too sure about the cartoony players. i like the stadiums w/o the players. great job though! ;-D
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Re: Some artwork I did to get Texas's starting lineup's sigs

Postby DSheppard » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:41 pm

- Hey there were 40 thousand people at the game yesterday!

- Autographs wise I'm a little confused what was meant so Ill just say I sent a laminated/foam mounted print of the obviously digital art to the clubhouse 2 weeks ago to get the autographs, which was returned to me yesterday signed by the players and is now on my wall alongside my handful of other signed ranger art stuff.

- Yeah the cartoons are whatever, I'm not a cartoonist and have never tried something similar, but the entire reason behind doing it (not like I'm getting paid) was to end up with a nice personal piece of memorobilia and I got it so mission accomplished there heh. Realistic players would be tiny and unidentifiable in a stadium shot or way too much work (i've done individual players before, like this Michael Young digital painting) so cartoons was a way to include a lot of players. So basically I'm saying the realistic versions are the art pieces and the cartoons were specifically for autographs. A bunch of autographs on a stadium just doesn't have the same charm to me heh, not that everyone has to like it.

- And then thankyou in general for the replies, glad you like it and I appreciate the feedback!
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