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February 18, 2010
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Dwayne Wade by kickstandkid78 Dwayne Wade by kickstandkid78
From the All Star Vinyl series I worked on for Upper Deck, Mark Irwin :icongeddlee: Art Directed. At the time we were doing this line it was being batted around that we'd be doing figures from entertainment licenses (Soprano, Sex and the City), and in the meeting where Dwayne Wade was assigned to me I thought they'd said Dwayne Wayne, from A Different World. So yeah, I got all excited about making D Wayne figure with the cool flip-up glasses, and Freddie (Cree Summer, who I crushed on hard in grade school), til someone explained they meant Dwayne Wade, and that he was a ball player. Kind of embarrassing, if you're working at a sports company at least.
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olDtaSte Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Just awesome! :)
aReIBe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I love your art work esp on the basketball series. I was wondering do you do personal artwork for anybody? I need an illustrator for a project but Im lost at finding help.
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
as far as outside illo's, im really overwhelmed with a small comic story right now, though i do take commissions at cons. don't know that id be of help with your project, as commissions are just a welcome no-deadline side deal. im assuming you would have deadlines, schedule, or some kind of plan, for which im probably not the guy. thanks though for saying hey, and good luck to you.
sihonorio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
it's awesome too!!
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
thanks again!
jtchan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hahahahaha! That's hilarious! And yea, if you were a Wade fan, you'd know his first name is spelled differently than then normal way of spelling "Dwayne". He spells it "Dwyane". (I'm a Wade fan :-P)

Speaking of the All-Star Vinyls, I totally dig the designs and sculpts done for those! I just finished my version of an ASV Monta Ellis design (I'm a Golden State Warriors fan) and posted it to my DA page. Feel free to check it out if you're bored online. :-P Your designs are directly responsible for influencing me to draw it!
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Heh, i hadn't hearda Montana Ellis before, but you did a bang-up job with it! and gave me the itch to try another ASV. Thanks for sayin hey sir.
jtchan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks Chris! Much appreciate the compliment.

Glad I gave you the itch to try another ASV! You should do a version of Dwayne Wayne so you can do what you thought you were gonna do. :-P
eugenecommodore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that likeness is dead on.
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
glad you dig, never quite got a bead on his personality, so it was hard to tell if it found the bullseye
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