February 18, 2017
It’s a nice long Presidents weekend. A good time to go outside to ski, snowboard or ice skate. What winter activity do you like to do?
July 4, 2016
For the long holiday weekend, I’ve been glued to the telly, watching Wimbledon, and playing tennis and grilling. I gave myself sometime to do a sketch of a tennis player, swinging a forehand winner with extra of topspin.
How are you enjoying this holiday?
Happy Fourth of July, all!
February 12, 2016
After watching the Australian Open, recently, I was inspired to draw a player being on the offensive. There are many female players on the tour who are so petite, yet can pack a lot of power in their volleys. In my illustration, she is charging the net and committing to an aggressive forehand swing to win the point on her own terms.
I’m having cabin fever. The weather in the Northeast is frigid. Temps are in the teens with windchill making it feel minis 20. Can’t wait to get outdoors again and play sports.
Happy Prez Day AND Happy Valentines Day All!
January 23, 2015
We are in the first week of the Australian Open, round of 16. Who do you hope to win? Personally, I hope American Isner can at least reach the finals, but of course, the big four would await him – Federer, Murray, Djokovic and Nadal. On the ladies side, it would be cool to see Canadian Bouchard win it, but it will probably be Sharapova or Serena Williams.
My sketch depicts a two-handed backhand that is set just before the ball bounces directly in front of the player. When the ball is hit deep to the baseline of your opponent’s side, he or she has a split second to decide whether to hit it or let it go in hopes that the ball will go out of bounds. When you watch a game, you will see this as a tactic the pros use. Hitting deep also keeps your adversary from approaching the net and taking control of the point.
June 27, 2014
June 5, 2014
May 26, 2011
The French Open tennis tournament is currently going on. Ana Ivanovic inspired this drawing of mine. Unfortunately, the former number one, and winner of the 2008 French Open, is not advancing past the early rounds. Ivanovic has one of the best forehands on the tournament, but her serve needs improvement. Her toss is erratic, causing too many errors.