As I mentioned in the Robinson Cano recap, I’ve met some great people through the Major League Baseball Fan Cave. This is the second portrait created for the MVP Foundation — New York Yankee David Robertson.
Here is the entire painting in one minute set to the soulful sounds of Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda.
This painting is based on a photo kindly provided by Erin Robertson — thank you!
Getting down with the headlines… it’s blue grit for Robertson, recovered from an injury, looking to save the day with some missiles for the Yanks.
Laying in the background and drawing in the details of the face.
These days, I prefer to start with the shadows and work my way toward the light (too philosophical?)
Feeling blue… until the highlights come into play — this is a face James Cameron could love.
Starting to pop… the highlights are equally important to the shadows, and there isn’t balance if one is missing.
Things are close, just the jersey and some more highlights remain. Yes, those are my feet in the picture… you have to work around the ever-changing light to capture any halfway decent process shots.
And complete — Number 30, New York Yankee, David Robertson, in a sea of Yankee blue. Once again, a big thank you to Erin Robertson for the source image. I’d also like to show my appreciation to Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda for a stellar video soundtrack and the ace team at Christopher Burke Studio for capturing the paintings perfectly.
Stand by for some exciting news about these Yankees.