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redsmetz
11-05-2012, 09:04 AM
Just got word from my daughter, the illustrator, that she has begun a blog drawing each Reds Hall of Fame member. Last week on Facebook, she hinted that something was in the work, but details for sketchy (pun absolutely intended!). In the blog, she calls it "one artist's quest to stay busy in the offseason… and maybe even master the shape of the wishbone C."

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/

You can choose to follow the blog and get notifications of updates by email.

As a proud dad and a dye-in-the-wool Reds fan, I'm absolutely thrilled and think many here will enjoy this project as it goes along.

http://everyredshalloffamer.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/lombardi-color.png?w=409&h=574

Phhhl
11-05-2012, 09:09 PM
Very nice. I will be looking forward to the others.

UKFlounder
11-06-2012, 11:25 AM
That is very, very cool. Thanks for sharing

redsmetz
11-08-2012, 10:07 AM
My daughter has added a couple of players. The most recent is Ival Goodman and this morning, on her other blog, she gave a bit of the back story behind arriving at Goodman's illustration and the difficulty she had getting that final product - with a sidetrack to Roberto Clemente!

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-drawing-that-wouldnt-behave.html

redsmetz
11-30-2012, 10:32 PM
She's up to fifteen inductees so far with today's illustration of the i imitable Noodles Hahn.

I've been seeking out descendents of various Reds players and sending along a link. She got a nice note from the granddaughter of Edd Roush who loved his drawing. She's the one who has written a book about him and about the 1919 World Series (which she mentioned has been optioned to HBO - very cool).

redsmetz
01-15-2013, 09:41 PM
More updates on the blog my daughters doing this off-season. Several of the 1950's era Reds (many of whom died fairly young) and today's Fred Hutchinson (who, for that matter, also died way too young).

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/

redsmetz
02-06-2013, 08:51 PM
More players have been added to the blog.

AtomicDumpling
02-06-2013, 09:04 PM
Nuxie!

redsmetz
04-12-2013, 08:06 AM
It's been a couple of months, but a good number of players more of us have seen play in our lifetimes have been added to the blog.

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/

cumberlandreds
04-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Very nice work by your daughter. Thanks for posting these.

redsmetz
04-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Very nice work by your daughter. Thanks for posting these.

Thanks. It continues to be great fun. And she's had some nice responses back from folks, including some family members of various players.

redsmetz
07-02-2013, 04:57 PM
I thought I'd bump this up as my daughter has passed the 50 player mark about a month ago. She just did George Foster. Now the drawings are into the period where there are modern players, but more players from the distant past. Some of those are my favorites.

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/

redsmetz
08-12-2013, 08:58 AM
There have been some additions to my daughter's blog. Today's is George Wright, one of the grandaddies of Reds baseball. There have been some other nice ones recently too (I especially like Eric Davis' illustration).

When she posted the link for this one on her illustration Facebook page, she noted, "Ohio history contains two sets of famous pioneering Wright brothers. George is from the non-aviation family."

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/george-wright/

RedlegJake
08-12-2013, 11:37 AM
These are really, really great! Thanks for posting...

powersackers
08-12-2013, 02:56 PM
enjoyed those drawings very much.

redsmetz
08-28-2013, 09:07 AM
As Nuxy would say, rounding third and heading for home, my daughter has just one more from the 2008 class, then the '10 and '12 classes and she'll have finished all of them - so just seven more to do.

Here's Joey Jay. When she posted a link on Facebook for this post, she commented that this wasn't a magical fusion of two current Reds players, but the pitcher from the 1960's team. :)

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/joey-jay/

redsmetz
10-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Well she's finished the last (at least until next year's group is announced and inducted). I hope everyone has enjoyed these.

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/

RANDY IN INDY
10-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Really enjoyed, redsmetz! She's very talented! Thanks for sharing!

chicoruiz
10-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Wow...In some of these she rally captures the essence of the player. I especially liked Sparky, Gordy Coleman and Gus Bell.

Unassisted
10-16-2013, 11:35 AM
I missed this thread before. This is good work.

Looking at the banner on her blog, IMO RedsZone should commission her to produce a new banner for this site. That'd be a good project to fill the gap until the next HOF announcement. :cool:

redsmetz
10-16-2013, 02:02 PM
Wow...In some of these she rally captures the essence of the player. I especially liked Sparky, Gordy Coleman and Gus Bell.

One of the fun things has been sharing these with folks; here, of course, but also reaching out to players and their families. It's amazing what you can sleuth out these days.

Gus Bell's was fun because I went to school with his son and daughter and sent them the link for their Dad's. Edd Roush's granddaughter, the one who has written some books about him, really liked his and even said she was keeping a copy and might use it for her next book (yeah!). She also sent it to her contact at the Reds' Hall. I've tweeted some at players or players' families. Borbon's son is a scout for the Cards and he responded about his Dad's and I got a note back from Vada Pinson's son too. So that's been a lot of fun, as I said.

Borbon's is one of my favorites, as it Ewell Blackwell's. I really like the movement of her sketch of him. It will be interesting to see what becomes of these. She's really enjoyed putting them together. She did a couple over the summer when she was home and that was interesting to see her work directly and then see it on the blog.

redsmetz
10-16-2013, 02:05 PM
BTW, folks can see her other baseball illustrations here, from her regular blog. I've had her baseball sunrise put on a tile that's hanging in my "baseball shrine" in my office and also put on a shopping bag for my wife.

http://thefinestmuffins.blogspot.com/search/label/baseball

redsmetz
11-19-2013, 08:12 AM
I've been chomping at the bit to share this, but it's now official. My daughter's illustrations will be displayed at Redsfest!

http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/come-see-us-at-redsfest/

redsmetz
08-09-2014, 07:04 AM
It's Hall of Fame weekend and my daughter has posted her illustrations of this year's class. Check them out at http://everyredshalloffamer.wordpress.com/