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redsmetz
02-19-2012, 01:40 PM
For the last several years, my daughter, who is an illustrator, has put out an illustration to commemorate this fine day of the year - Pitchers & Catchers reporting for spring training. Here is this year's illustration which she titled "Strikeout." She titled her blogpost for it as "The Old Ballgame". I know I'm biased, but it's another really good one.

Here's a link to the blog listing. It has links to the previous four years. Last year's was a fine one. I'm thinking of getting a t-shirt with it on it.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iyzcjPt1DKU/T0EP5xQMaJI/AAAAAAAAEpU/xGlZAYMw-h8/s640/strikeout.png

_Sir_Charles_
02-19-2012, 01:45 PM
That's a nice one. Just out of curiosity, is she using chalk or pastels?

redsmetz
02-19-2012, 02:01 PM
That's a nice one. Just out of curiosity, is she using chalk or pastels?

Pastels in all of her work.

mbgrayson
02-19-2012, 02:17 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/imgly_production/3372937/large.jpg

757690
02-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Thanks, very nice work. Very talented daughter.

So should it be subtitled "The Stubbs?" ;)

redsmetz
02-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Thanks, very nice work. Very talented daughter.

So should it be subtitled "The Stubbs?" ;)

Since that's an opposing player whiffing, I'd say that would be a no. I do think Chapman is the inspiration for the pitcher.

redsmetz
02-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Pulling this forward - my daughter's annual illustration commemorating Pitchers & Catchers reporting. She posted it this morning on her blog

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/2014/02/here-we-go-2014.html

I see I didn't do an update last year, so here's the collection. I still love the sunrise one and have a tile of it on my wall in my quasi-baseball museum and had it printed on a cloth shopping bag for me wife.

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/search/label/pitchers%20and%20catchers

Enjoy.

redsmetz
06-20-2014, 09:07 AM
Periodically my daughter prints up postcards to send out to art directors and other potential clients for her freelance illustration work. As many of you know, she does some baseball themed work. Here's a card she posted for such a mailing.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10380995_649502808474086_7783075216980956339_n.jpg

redsmetz
02-18-2015, 09:33 AM
As I wrote on Facebook today, I went to bed anticipating this; my daughter's annual illustration commemorating Pitchers & Catcher's reporting. Here's this year's entry which I really like, because, as she notes, they're some preliminary drawings she's done for a children's book idea she's working on. Enjoy.

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/2015/02/rally-caps-spring-training-2015.html

You can see previous years from this link. She's done this since 2008.

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/search/label/pitchers%20and%20catchers

_Sir_Charles_
02-18-2015, 12:55 PM
I never noticed the name of the blog before. Nice. West Wing quote. :O)

redsmetz
02-18-2015, 01:53 PM
I never noticed the name of the blog before. Nice. West Wing quote. :O)

She just saw Martin Sheen speak at the Smithsonian last night.

_Sir_Charles_
02-18-2015, 02:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ffs3w_IFQE

Sorry, it needed to be done. :O)