Before I drew this piece I had no idea about the evolution of soccer balls and football helmets. I do now. The challenge in this drawing was trying to develop the natural leather look of the equipment while still using some fun, creative colors. I was commissioned to draw vintage sports equipment on a dictionary page for a little boy's room.
It's been a great summer for Flying Shoes. I've had great success (in my limited experience) with my Etsy store and I've had lots of friends notice and purchase my artwork. I have a few more commissions to finish up and then I hope to do more dictionary drawings of personal subjects.
The great advantage of these small drawings is that even after the original is sold and long gone, I still have nice prints of the artwork that can continue to be sold.
I'm off to the studio and then hope to enjoy a great weekend.