Creating Archie & Chris

13 - Published February 19, 2013 by in Art, Business, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse


One of my most recent pieces of custom work came from a customer “across the pond”.  In the past, I’ve done numerous pieces for international clients and I’m always curious on how the game is growing abroad.  In this piece, the client told me that it was going to be a birthday present for her husband, Chris Bland – one of the best face-off players in the UK, and a member of Team England.  This piece was going to be different.  It was to be a non-action piece – a sentimental one.

The following pics document the progression of the custom piece:


The finished product:


“Archie & Chris”

8×10 inches.  Pen & ink on heavy drawing paper.


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13 Responses to Creating Archie & Chris

  1. Paul Woody February 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    I’ll start. The game should have been played at 7. I blame ESPNU!

    • Jeff Brunelle February 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Agreed! Those on the Pacific Time Zone are still at work!!

      • Josh Schane February 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

        Speaking of those at work without ESPN3 access and forgot to set the DVR…anyone know a good website where you can stream it for free? Longshot, but do share.

    • connorwilson February 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      while thanking them for broadcasting it at all, of course?

  2. joenandez February 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Thank God for the old DVR… but more specifically the roommate who is working from home today and can set the DVR since Xfinity’s apps are garbage.

  3. Paul Woody February 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Stanwick getting lots of PT for Hopkins. JHU 5-3 at the half

  4. connorwilson February 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    that hit on wharton was ridiculous.  Late, high and cheap.  Not as bad as it could have been, but pretty egregious.  It does say something for always keeping your head up though.

    Towson didn’t look terrible at all.  Hopkins just looked a lot better.  There is a definite confidence there!

    • Paul Woody February 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      Anyone know why Boland was crying on the sidelines? I was having a nerf sword fight with my kids during that.

      • TonyPerkis February 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

        hit was on wells stanwick. boland went down on a drive from X in 2nd q and landed funny after getting pushed from behind, seemed like a shoulder issue

  5. Ray McCarthy February 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    towson could have hung in there if they didn’t turn the ball over 25 times. good performance overall though by jhop

  6. Clifford Gordon February 18, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    I don’t know what Petro said to those boys at halftime but a different Hop came out of that locker room. I’m thinking it went something like this…

  7. Tom Huppmann February 18, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Quint was right. Towson scored at the 8:56 mark of the 3rd quarter and the refs didn’t see it. What a shame. 2 goal swing as Hopkins collected the rebound and sprinted downfield to score a transition goal. Would have cut the score to 7-4, instead it was 8-3 Jays.

  8. Kathy Fox April 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Wow i really liked the pencil art, it is so realistic even without the colors. I have always appreciated artworks like this.

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