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Allen Iverson Illustration/Toy Design from the All Star Vinyl series I worked on for Upper Deck, Mark Irwin :icongeddlee: Art Directed. Had great fun designing this figure, alot of it just in the research. Don't really follow sports, so with each assignment like this I'd try to get a handle on the players personality, where they were hard to get a bead on (Dwayne Wade) the work suffered a bit. Iverson is a really interesting guy though, a great interview, and to whatever degree I managed to capture him, he had a clear persona to aim for. Heh, he did get traded after I'd completed 3 Illo's with him in a Sixers jersey, so re-doing those was less than fun.
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AndrewMora Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Coo'
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Timbono9 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Im a big Iverson fan and also a fan of this picture!!!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
thanks!
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sihonorio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
awesome, really cool.

i loved your style!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
thanks!
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VitoDGK Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
We talkin about practice? really diggin the style on this one btw.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
you're talking about him not showing up to practice? naw, that attitude is a lil unrelatable. he was saying how he'd dive for a ball when he was surrounded by millionaires worried about their knees, that i dug.
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VitoDGK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
hah nah, I was refering to the interview afterwards where he says 'we talking about practice' about 20 times. [link]
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capprotti Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Nice man! This piece is all kinds of hot! I always liked this one. I love how you exaggerated his hand and feet, it just feels right somehow.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thanks sir! Exaggeration doesn't come naturally, it nice to have time to finesse that on illustration jobs.
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TonyBrescini Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice man, this one and the Kobe piece...you really nailed the personalities on both of them.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thanks mang, definitely owe it to the help of sports-minded friends to breakdown that personality stuff. "so Kobe's an asshole....like a loudmouth asshole or snooty asshole?", etc.
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TonyBrescini Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Sure thing.

As a Lakers fan it's nice to know that someone's taking the time to figure out what kind of an asshole Kobe is.
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Loving the kicks.

But not as much as I love the purple shadows and bronze skin.

Killer.
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
thanks! the kicks were pretty sweet, there was an older set that was slick i wish we could used tho, had all these crazy valves on em
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
You rocked all of these! I remember them well!
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
dang, thanks sir! means a lot coming from you.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
what team is he on now?! lol I know he's not on the nuggets anymore, is he in Detroit still?

this turned out hot, I'm diggin it.... Dwade can be captured (personality wise) if you see his t-mobile commercials=]
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
shoot, no idea sir! we'll see what you think of Wade when I throw that up, kinda missed the target on him.
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jtchan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
He's in Memphis now. :-)

Can't wait to see how you approached DWade!
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CRISTIAN-SANTOS Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional
this is so awsome!....but i think u gotta redue it again, he's in memphis now lol
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
thanks!.....and dude- not funny! ;p
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Loved this one mang; you totally nailed his attitude! I hate Georgetown, but what are you gonna do...:)
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kickstandkid78 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thanks, coach ;p
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol!
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whoisrico Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
haters gotta hate!
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's right! 'Cuse in the house!
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