“He took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, and approached the Philistine.” (1 Samuel, 17:40)
David and Goliath.
The New York Yankees and The Boston Red Sox.
Coke and Pepsi.
The Soviet Union and The United States of America (Cold War).
Corporation and Start-up.
Republicans and Democrats.
I heard a saying somewhere that goes:
“If you want to be called a hero, you need to have an opponent.”
It’s one of the truest statement out there, really. You practice/work hard to perfect a certain craft but when put to the test, you find out if the many hours of work was worth it.
I wanted to make a new piece that told somewhat of a story using more than one figure, as in the past drawings I have done. I thought that a picture depicting an offensive and defensive figure was due. Torn between using an offensive or defensive title to name the piece, I looked at it from afar and it came to me – this piece is for both characters in the game. Sport is competition. Competition is challenge. Challenge is good. Realistically, if we were never challenged, we would not have the ability to reinvent ourselves.
The following new piece added to the portfolio is titled:
“The Rivals” 8.5×12 inches. Pen & ink on heavy drawing paper.
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