Sunday, June 17, 2007

BASEBALL

I played baseball intensively from the time I was seven years old all the way through highschool. I've been getting nastalgic about it lately , so I did these pieces.

The batter above is just entering the batting circle to warm up as he gives the current batter a motivational clap. That's what My old highschool uniform looked like.

I gave this guy a 1960's Yankee uniform. Batters looked cooler without helmets. I love this moment just as the ball is leaving the pitchers hand, and even as the batter shifts his weight to antic he is still judging to see if the pitch is going to be hitable. It all happens so fast.

Jackie Robinson (above) had a great stockey build. He was springy but heavy. I always loved his 1960's Dodger uniform.

83 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

Hey, great Blog. Love the designs.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Elaine R said...

YEAH!!! I love these! and your descriptions really make me want to go play ball again...NOW! but i wouldn't be cool like the Yankee, I'd look like a football player with a helmet, sliding pants and elbow pad cause I've turned into a wimp. and no tabacco either, just sunflower seeds in my back pocket. I really like how you made all 3 different moments in the game and used 3 different eras of uniforms and body shapes... Now drop that pen, grab your glove and lets GOoooo!!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger pbcbstudios said...

these are really cool - love the robinson.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Hager said...

dammit shane...TOO awesome! the detail on the top uniform is really appealing. I think I like the pose of the last guy most. And his tiny feet! :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger samacleod said...

Mercy! Argh! So awesome! Can't bare it! I want more!

Dude, I'm annoyed that they don't wear stirrups as prominently anymore.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Edward Juan said...

I love the pitcher designer. So cool the way you designed the hands. and yeah, dude, whenever you are free we can grab something to eat. I am f*cked by the immigration office...or is it pixar? hahahaha!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Todd Oman said...

Those are all great Shane, I especially love the Jackie Robinson.

10:54 AM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Guys thanks allot!! Hopefully even if people don't like basebalkl I could at least giv a cool feel to some baseball images.

MACLEOD- Dude , me to! It looked so cool the way Dimagio and Williams wore there uniforms. And Honus wagner too!! I actualy did a Honus Wagner piece that I'll post later. Todays uniforms are B.S.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Amazing Stuff here! Thanks for the comments. I have been a huge fan of yours for a long time now.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Monkeyfeather said...

These are great Shane. Dig the old school uniforms.

Your drawings ooze appeal.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

1:23 PM  
Blogger OV! said...

S!

thanks man. these baseball dudes are really nice. i feel like buying some baseball cards now. cardboard gum and all.

yeah, dont be heackling me, i dont even know why im on the panel. ill drop your blog in the session.

>oVi

1:55 PM  
Blogger dancing platypuss said...

i love the guy chewing!!!!!

good work!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Mukpuddy said...

Man these are great dude!! Your designs are so fluid and ful of life!
Yeah winter has hit down here in NZ and it's freakin freezing!!! Thankfully, it doesn't get to windy up here in Auckland, that's saved for the Wellingtonianites (people from Wellington)!!!

3:47 PM  
Blogger grickleguy said...

Wicked stuff Shane.

These drawings are so inspiring! I've been picking away at an old-time hockey comic forever and this is really invigorating to look at.

Old sports images are the best.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Mad Max Winston said...

Really Cool Shane, awesome to see more stuff on here! Full color too, wowserrrrr

4:53 PM  
Blogger cdeboda said...

Hey Shane, neat baseball images. And thanks also for stopping by. You got some great work here.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Joe Henderson said...

WoW!!! These Are Amazing

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jarrett said...

Great designs, man! Nice touch you have. You really push design well.

10:57 PM  
Blogger wolfboy said...

Killer designs, man...I can smell the dust and dirt on their knees...wait; that sounds weird. Beautiful work, Shane. I love the hands of the first one.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Germán said...

wow. great great stuff

12:47 AM  
Blogger Randall Sly said...

Amazing.... Amazing.... It makes me smile every time you post. So keep it up,I want to smile every day... :)

7:34 AM  
Blogger marji4x said...

Your work is beautiful...it feels so carefree like you just throw it down so easily :) Very nice flow to all your lines!

~marji

7:56 AM  
Blogger Emmanuelle.Walker said...

Shane, your baseballers are great... like 22 persons before me already said... but I really like the treatment and colors, and their expressions are very interesting too :-)

8:38 AM  
Blogger TotalD said...

God , your painting is getting so good!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Mike Mac said...

these are fantastic! they're shape give them immediate personalities.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

THese are AWESOME!! WOW!

12:32 PM  
Blogger chris said...

these are NICE!!!

4:05 PM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

these are things of beauty. You make it look simple. Brilliant

8:36 PM  
Blogger lorelay bove said...

wow!
These are amazing!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

Dude, these drawings are the shitballs. I think that's the first time anyone's ever used a wad of tobacco as part of a gesture...f-en outstanding! You should totally do some elderly mermaids, regardless of lateness. A lot of late-joiners have done some of the old assignments. The first was deformed sorcerers, so you can bust out the ol' monster manual and do some of them too! I'll see if I can get Teddy Newton to join. Awesome, man! Sketch greatly!

9:52 AM  
Blogger chris chua said...

Yo Shane, you just made me wet my pants with these! Holy crap! Love the one on top. Hey, I'm in town so we should get together sometime this week. email me your number so I can call you! Catch ya later! Chris

12:03 PM  
Blogger SIM-R said...

Awesome stuff man . Love 'em !

1:55 PM  
Blogger Marian said...

You really got your old uniform right, the dirt from always slidding and everything, I love it!

You really should go play ball.
Mom

5:36 PM  
Blogger craig said...

Soooo Good Shane. The color and loose quality. Great stuff

9:08 PM  
Blogger bsleven said...

Shane,
These are phenomenally awesome!
Absolutely beautiful designs. : )

2:02 AM  
Blogger Uncle Phil said...

i don't like baseball, but i love these. well done shane. well done.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Nick Sung said...

Jesus, these are amazing!

Really awesome, Shane; they have a great nostalgic feeling about them.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Vi-Dieu Nguyen said...

The way you handle cloth is amazing! An inspiration, Shane.

2:16 PM  
Blogger 13toon's said...

i love these guy's just love them, to show my love i did a little drawing to show how much i like them, if you have time check out my blog 13toons.blogspot.com, thanks for the great post, and i can't wait to see whats next. bye 4 now.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Brian B said...

Goodness I love these. These are amazing.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Heidi Smith said...

WOW!!! I love the baseball players!!!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Cartoon Creators said...

Awesome blog! Amazing stuff. I love the pitcher design... They are all really cool though! Very inspiring work

6:31 AM  
Blogger Grant Alexander said...

Lovely!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Ghassan Lafi said...

Great style !

11:07 AM  
Blogger ridd1 said...

WOW! glad i found your blog. GREAT stuff. mind if i link?

2:55 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Flippin' gorgeous stuff shane!
J

12:01 AM  
Blogger Cale Atkinson said...

Really nice designs! I love that style, glad I found your blog!
Keep up the great stuff!

10:53 AM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Holy cr*p these are soooo good. !!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Matt Williames said...

so rad man! so rad! I played baseball when I was real little, but they always stuck me in the out field... behind the fence. Not sure what that meant. So I got into animation instead. Later!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Patrick Costa said...

These are great!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Where's the Angels ya big JERK?!!
You know! The LOS ANGELES Angels of ANAHEIM! Duh...

2:15 PM  
Blogger Tobias Schwarz said...

Not much into baseball, but love the designs

3:00 PM  
Blogger GREG MANWARING said...

Suuhhhhh-weeeeet! Love 'em!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Wowwowwow!

11:50 AM  
Blogger mr.ed said...

faaan-tast-ik!

2:51 AM  
Blogger Janice Kubo said...

gorgeous!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Richtoon said...

This is a beautiful series. I really like this style of yours.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Evan Bonifacio said...

soooo cooool!!! your blog rocks bro!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Mike Caracappa said...

Hey Shane! I really dig that first baseball player. Such a cool design! Hope you're doing well, man :)

12:52 PM  
Blogger shawnee said...

These are lovely, Shane!

7:25 AM  
Blogger adrian said...

These are awesome.
P.s. I love the planes too, especially the old ones!!!
Planes rule!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Francis Vallejo said...

Great work on the baseball characters as well as the other great work on the blog. Are you familiar with Joe Moshier? I think you will really enjoy his work.
take care,
-Francis

5:34 PM  
Blogger evapicallo said...

OHHHHH!!! I just love your work!!Amazing! THANKS!!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

incredible series. Love the baseball theme. sure would make a nice bound collection if you did a whole bunch of these.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Elaine R said...

maybe bonds didn't hit us that home run ball cause you didn't draw him yet. great.

12:22 PM  
Blogger -Kyle- said...

Man, I love these three pieces. They would look amazing side by side in a frame. A constant source of inspiration. Thanx!

2:27 PM  
Blogger jupey krusho said...

that jackie is killer!!! great stuff!

6:24 AM  
Blogger lennard schuurmans said...

nice poses and your hands are great!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Dougmian said...

I love this design!
Congratulations!!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Ynot said...

Excellent

2:16 PM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

yeah, I still love em.

For your book, are you gonna do just caricatures of pro players or a mix of lots of leagues and ages? Is there a waiting list for the book :)?

8:37 PM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Hey everyone, HOLY CRAP, I'm glad everyone likes these guys. And to answer your question Nathan Lindsay- I have a ton of baseball doodles and moments that cover everything from Little league to 1940s Womens leagues , to turn of the century to present. And maybe a couple charicatures and Omages here and there. But all different takes and styles. It will fill a book. I love drawing this stuff and people have been bugging me to do some sort of sketch book. Well this will be the first.
Again, Thank you everyone for your incredibly kind feed back. It is greatly apreciated.
Shane Prigmore

11:21 AM  
Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

Stunning artworks! Great style and technique, is it Cintiq?

-rz-

5:59 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

wow!!! these guys are awesome!!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Cyree said...

These are incredible, you are winning at life.

12:43 PM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

Really fantastic! Are these Digital?

11:34 AM  
Blogger Michael Scharf said...

Love this!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Ben Lane said...

Jackie is just awesome. Are these digital?

11:29 PM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

so I'm guessing your baseball players book won't be under my christmas tree this year...I'll be extra good next year. Please Shane Claus. :)

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