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All Business Lebron by kickstandkid78 All Business Lebron by kickstandkid78
From "the Lebrons" series of All Star Vinyl's i worked on at Upper Deck, Mark Irwin Art Directed. this was the 5th or 6th design out of the eventual 30 something i did, still working out how to color at this point so not entirely happy, wish it popped a bit more. the Nike ad campaign this was part of had Lebron James acting in skits with 4 different versions of himself (like the barber shop scenes Eddie Murphy did in "Coming to America"), this version was him as All Business Lebron. The original sculpt got sent off, along with this illo, for a test painting, and came back with clownish bright purple and yellow suit. For a awhile afterwards around the office this version was referred to, seriously, as "Pimp Lebron". Which, uh....I didn't have a sense of humor about. There were some uncomfortable exchanges before it got fixed.
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MissMJtastic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
*Crying pure tears of amazment*Its...BEAUTIFUL!!!
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KabirC Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This is awesome, what are your prices for a commission? Please send me a note if you can do commissions! :D
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh YES! Now this is awesome!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
heh, sweet! thanks sir.
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome bro anytime
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EvanBryce Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Mannnn, this is so insanely slick! You and Rico are like peanut butter and jelly, great on your own, but you compliment each other to epic proportions!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
funny you say that, i hadda do this on my own, and the ghost of Rico was still in my ear- this being the slick bad imitation of his flavor.
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EvanBryce Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow, I didn't read carefully enough, this is outstanding on the colors Chris! Everything from the rendering on the hands down to where the pants fold up by the ankles is subtle and brilliant!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
thanks mang, hadnt done much coloring at this point, wish i could take another crack at em, glad you dig though.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
maybe the suit could be a bit desaturated, i think that might help when it goes to print....
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
definitely could have yeah, went to print a good while ago tho, so........colored three different versions (standard for any of the AllStarVinyl figs), a tan suit and plain black along with this one here- pleeeease don't make me go back! ;p thanks for the feedback sir, much appreciated.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
yea man, glad to hear it ended up where you wanted=]
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VitoDGK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
diggin the steez.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
thanks! glad you dig sir
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JohnnyCastle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Super slick!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
much appreciated sir- it was a stretch to learn how to be this polished, not my natural gear. still a ways to go.
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KharyRandolph Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Hell yeah, I remember this illo. I love the swagger and attitude.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
thanks sir, seeing the ASV illos you did really forced me to bring it up a notch. you ever color that jordan?
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KharyRandolph Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Nope. The Jordan people are notoriously fickle. It never got beyond that stage unfortunately.
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