As some of my readers may know, I enjoy drawing as much as I enjoy writing. I know I’m not a really great artist compared to a lot of people, but I do have some talent. In a way, it helps me relate better to independent ball players. They have talent, but they have to keep honing their skills to rise through the ranks of true professionals.
Baseball gives me a chance to escape from reality too. It gives me an outlet for drawing and writing. I can be as creative as I want while always working on getting better and enjoying things I love.
For the most part, I choose to draw players who play in indy ball or in the minor leagues. Even though major league players are appreciative when they see a drawing I’ve done, there is nothing like giving an independent or minor league player a drawing of themselves. Usually, it is the first time they’ve ever had someone do that for them. The look on their face is priceless.
I frame all of the original drawings after they are signed by the players and put them on my own “wall of fame.” It’s grown over the last two years as has my skills as an artist. My first player drawing was done in the summer of 2012. The subject was then AA Altoona Curve Pitcher, Vic Black who is now a member of the Major League NY Mets bullpen.
Take a look at my “wall of fame” and my drawings so far.
Justin Edwards, Washington Wild Things
Drew Rossi, Washington Wild Things
Stewart Ijames, Washington Wild Things (current DBacks prospect)
CJ Beatty, Washington Wild Things (Current White Sox prospect)
Quincy Latimore, Washington Wild Things (Current Nationals Prospect)
Zac Fuesser (Former Pirates prospect and Wild Thing) with his father.
Sam Montgomery, Washington Wild Things
Danny Poma, Washington Wild Things
Jim Vahilk, Washington Wild Things
Jonathan Kountis, Washington Wild Things (Greek God of Saves)
Matt Sergey and team, Perfect Game Washington Wild Things
Richie Serritella, Trinidad Triggers (Check out the Pecos League posts!)
Tyler Elrod, Washington Wild Things
Minor League Players
Vic Black, Altoona Curve (current Met) My first drawing!
Nick Kingham, Pirates prospect
Stetson Allie, Pirates Prospect
Matt Curry, former Pirates prospect (current FA)
Major League Players
John Axford, Pirates (Current FA)
Self Portrait with Tony Sanchez
Thank you to all of my wonderful drawing subjects so far!