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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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