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Michael Jordan by kickstandkid78 Michael Jordan by kickstandkid78
From the All Star Vinyl series I worked on for Upper Deck, Mark Irwin :icongeddlee: Art Directed. One of the first of a series of NBA figs we worked on, far back enough that this one kinda makes me cringe. What we heard eventually was that Jordan didn't want cartoon likenesses done of him as policy, though that didn't stop folks from making another valiant effort [link]
Who knows what the deal was. Can't claim to have much feel for Jordan, would've rather worked on Mars Blackmon [link]
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:iconpd9:
Pd9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!!!
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TiagoArts Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can draw a similar one for a shirt?
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:iconcallahans:
Callahans Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Very nice, man. Take a visit to my profile and see my draft, please! :D
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:iconcwingsyun:
CWingSyun Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
LOVE THIS!
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:iconheyserdna:
HeySerdna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
The Greatest Ever. Great work!
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:iconcraw27:
craw27 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
A true star!!! :worship:
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:iconmarthpabz:
marthpabz Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
great
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saturnoags Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
good work my man
;)
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:icondonaldy:
Donaldy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is my idol! the last legend super basket ball star of the century. MJ23:above::star:
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:iconrastapitan:
rastapitan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
great style
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
thanks captain
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:iconamerican5000:
AMERICAN5000 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
GOOD DRAWINGS~

MY HERO IS THE MJ~
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
charlie brown and jordan, huh? guess they're hard to top.
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:iconmicahjgunnell:
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome! The hands and shoes are my favorite parts...
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thanks! glad you dig the hands and shoes, i really sweat those.
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SandorTowwa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice, who are you gonna do next ?
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thankyou! i resigned from the job awhile ago, and don't know if Upper Deck does this line anymore. still a couple old ones in the archives i haven;t thrown up yet, but they're definitely the weaker ones, kind of embarrassing to look at.
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:iconmasik8:
Masik8 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Damn man, this is good stuff right here, love you work!
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
thanks! much appreciated
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Geez! So awesome! Love the lighting technique!!!
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Ey! Thanks! It's a pain in the ass, but I'm glad you dig.
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:iconbrycedius:
Brycedius Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
INdeed sir I really dig your style when you do the NBA characters, I agree with Cheeks, the like ness is pretty much on point I think it's also the pose you chose, lol I always picture him doing that same pose or with his tongue out lol. great job tho.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
haha, much appreciated, somehow I don't think they woulda gone for that- even if :P is THE face.....(even though they didn't use this anyways)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010   General Artist
the way you pushed Jordan's proportions and kept his likeness with a flare is remarkable, Chris!
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
damn, much appreciated sir, i'm a fan.
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:iconinkpulp:
Inkpulp Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
So noice. I LOVE the coloring technique on this.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
eyyy, thanks professor
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:iconinkpulp:
Inkpulp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Silly man...
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:iconjtchan:
jtchan Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You know I loved all these pieces!
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
i do! thanks for sayin so regardless.
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howardshum Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good piece!
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
thanks!
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:iconkirkparrish:
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sooo sick! i love the kicks:)
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
it's gotta be the shoes. (and i hadda say that)
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:iconkirkparrish:
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconcrapateria:
crapateria Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great likeness. Too bad this didn't go through.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
thanks, though im not sure those chicken legs woulda held up the figure ;p
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:iconcrapateria:
crapateria Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe not but those big "Nikes" would've made up for it
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:iconklash72:
klash72 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
A Mars Blackmon vinyl would have been sick...
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
yah, might have to do that anyways.....
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:iconjoshuajordan:
JoshuaJordan Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I don't usually like basketball, but I just watched "He Got Game" this week . . . so, there you go.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
heh, i hear you, not so much into sports, but a good sports story can be pretty great ( "white men can't jump" !!!)
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JoshuaJordan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I used to completely hate spectator sports, but I recently fell in love with Baseball. It just clicked with me.
Football and Basketball have never done as much for me, but there are good characters and good stories in any field. Be it basketball, football or painting eyelashes on little, ceramic figurines. And Spike Lee just happens to be good enough to make you care about a game you don't give a shit for. Even if it's just for a couple of hours.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Shit Spike just tells good stories period- as much as i love "Friday Night Lights", im weirdly disappointed they don't make a story out of the game-play itself; the team always comes back from behind at the last second after the coach makes a speech. so frustrating. but my pop ref's basketball, and my kid brothers a f*cking prodigy, so with that stuff it's purely osmosis. there's no reason for me to know who Pistol Pete Maravitch is.
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SER1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
tight job..
Done in Ps directly?
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
nah, just the colors- thanks!
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:iconvicmalhotra:
VicMalhotra Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
That`s a kick-ass cartoon version though. I`m guessing he didnt mind likenesses back in the day though... remember Pro Stars [link]
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
haha.... WOW. never seen that cartoon before, but i can see why he'd be gunshy.
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:iconjasonlatour:
JasonLatour Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
It's a pretty good young MJ likeness. I can't believe I'd never seen this.
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:iconkickstandkid78:
kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
believe it....archives are deep, you know how that goes
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