NBA All-Stars 2011 – Los Angeles Times

NBA All-Stars : East (Blue) and West (Red)

The NBA All-Star game was in Los Angeles on Sunday night and I had the amazing opportunity to illustrate portraits of the starters for the East and West squads for the Los Angeles Times [click the image to view larger].

I also painted a couple extra guys for the West including dunk contest winner and car jumper Blake Griffin and Pau Gasol of the Lakers.

Being a huge NBA fan, it’s always nice to have the chance to paint NBA players, including my favorite player of the group Derrick Rose (first portrait) of the Chicago Bulls. And Durant, and Stoudemire and Griffin. And LeBron. They’re all awesome.

I have some ideas for new NBA related illustrations, so be on the lookout for those in the next little while.