Thursday, April 13, 2006

Illustration Friday - SPEED


Baseball season is well underway, and I thought the record for pitching speed would make a decent entry this week.

I mostly used Adobe Illustrator to create this illustration.

16 comments:

Jaimie said...

wheee!!! that's fast! great illo Amy. I love the guy's pose. It really captures the speed and motion of the moment.

carla said...

Another really top-notch design! You've got that pitcher's stance down so perfectly, and the use of the silhouette against the diamond background gives it the perfect, classic look. I feel like the ball is going to whiz right past me!

disappointed said...

great graphic work!

Lou said...

Although baseball is not my thing, this is a great illustration. I am more of a soccer guy. Nice job!

Kaya said...

This is gorgeous. Pleasing to the eye, great colours and lines. And I'm not even a big baseball fan! But you got it.

TXArtcGal said...

Fantastic!!...and, definitely unique! GREAT take on this week's challenge!

Elia said...

Another great design! I can definitely feel the speed just by looking at the guy's pose, I can almost see it moving. Good job using illustrator.

Christine Walker said...

I love this piece, its Speed and Spring

Trevor Pitt said...

Cool design Amy. I'm a BIG Baseball fan, even though every summer my Cincy Reds stink up the National League Central. But hey, they're in first place right now! Sigh.

My fave stat about Nolan Ryan is when he beat the living crap out of Robin Ventura after Robs charged the mound. Then he forced two Advil down his throat, for the pain of course. Mwahahahahahaha!

HARDWAX said...

This is so sharp, the work and the idea!

ValGalArt said...

this is awesome!!! Amy you weave a signature thread through all of your work and I really appreciate your consistency and style!!! Love this,Great work!

Bron Smith said...

Beautifully designed and rendered image. I like it.

Bron Smith said...

Beautifully designed and rendered image. I like it.

Twisselman said...

Wonderful illustration. My wife's a fanatic A's fan (she grew up in the East Bay when they won the Series three or four times in a row... don't know which... shows what kind of baseball nut I am, right?). She watches her boys whenever they're on T.V.

Anyway, great job... And wonderful 'spring' below. How did I miss that?

kg said...

nolan would be proud of this tribute! this is really great.

tiffinix said...

Oh I missed this one. Your illustrator work is wonderful. I love the silhouette baseball player.