Client: Ernie Antonchuk of Calgary, Canada/The Calgary Roughnecks (National Lacrosse League)
Subject: Calgary Roughneck portraits of players; Kaleb Toth, Tracey Kelusky and Josh Sanderson/”Canada Day”
This was my second international client asking for a custom order. It was also my first time creating the “indoor” side of lacrosse – which is Canada’s popular and dominant style of lacrosse. The client, Ernie Antonchuk, informed me that this would be signed by the respective players themselves and displayed/auctioned at the famous “Canada Day” Lacrosse Event in June. The image, above on the left (Kaleb Toth), was created in the very popular style of “Crank” and produced as the tournament t-shirt sold at the event. Unlike my generic drawings, custom orders have to “look” like the subject matter involved. Individual images of the players who signed their portraits, along with studio creation below (click on image to enlarge).