Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sports Illustrated Kids September Illustrations

Here are a few more of the illustrations I did for Sports Illustrated Kids magazine a few months ago that were featured in the September issue.

Here is what I was told about each piece:

1) A pitcher throws a pitch. The batter swings and misses, but the catcher misjudges the ball, and it gets stuck in the catcher's facemask. (I'm not really sure what the question is on this one but I did like drawing the movement of both the batter swinging and the catcher getting a ball right in the face...)

2) A women's college lacrosse attackman takes a shot but the ball whizzes by the goal and rolls toward the out-of-bounds line. On a shot out of bounds, the ball is awarded to the person closest to it. Player A outraces Player B, but player B holds her stick out in front of her so that it is closer to the ball than Player A's. Who gets possession?

3) A running back on Team A takes a hand-off and finds an opening in the defense. Just as he is about to cross the goal line, a safety on Team B catches up to him and punches the ball out of his grasp. The ball rolls out of the back of the end zone. Who gets possession and where is the ball placed?

So, if you're the official on the field, what's the call?

Have a great day.


Sean Tiffany said...

My friends at TheISpot have picked up the blog post and put it in their news section. Thanks, ISpot!


Anonymous said...

I think I run about 50% correct on these calls. I wonder if that makes me smarter than a fifth grader?

Sean Tiffany said...

To be honest, sometimes, unless they tell me, I also have no idea what the correct call on the field would me. But, I guess as long as I draw everything right everyone is happy :)