As the WILC 2015 (World Indoor Lacrosse Championship) kick off this weekend, I was doing some searching the art archives. I was reminded about the first time we did lacrosse art primarily for the indoor side, or “Box” as it is known. The project was for the Calgary Roughnecks and their ‘Calgary Day’ event in 2010. Looking at the calendar, today, it has been 5 years since we did our fist indoor lacrosse art.
Here is the copy that I did from the original blog post, back then.
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).
And, here are the pics both; work in progress and finished, as well as photo opportunities with the players.
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