Drawings to draw
I like watching sports highlights. Not constantly, but in a noisy bar those are the things that make sense when the televisions' sound isn't on. Gut catches a ball, guy hits a ball... it's not difficult to see what happened. By the 3rd or 4th time looking up and seeing the same guy catching a ball in the outfield in a full out dive from several angles as he slid on his stomach for what looked like 50 feet, I had to draw this.
As I drew, I imagined all the things he would have slid over if he was making that play in the little league field I played on. Earth worms, crickets, frogs, bugs, rabbits, someone's paper McDonald's bag of their garbage... Maybe bones? moles? ACTUAL GRASS!!?? I thought it might make for a good sports illustration when I get around to experimenting again. This done in a bar with no pressure of a deadline is a beginning.
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