Sunday, January 30, 2011

Romeo at the Clippers Game

Legit! My Homie Romeo at Saturdays Clippers game - Photo by Anwar Torres/Clippers Photography

My childhood friend Romeo was at last weeks Clippers - Warriors home game and had the opportunity to meet Stephen Curry. He asked if he could bring one of my signs so I offered him my "Let's go Warriors" sign I did for opening night. Here's a great shot of Curry signing the poster. For those of you that know, when I make my signs for home games it's straight "cookie cutter" style from Kinko's.

Basically, to save money I'd print my 20"x25" in six 8"x10" panels and paste all of them together on a poster foam board. The total cost would be less than $15. At the end of the game I'd usually give it to a kid or something. Now, Costco offers these printing at 20"x30" for $7.99. Those days of rushing to Kinko's for copy and pasting to foam boards are long gone!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coolin' with Warriors Hype-Man Franco Finn

We met Warriors Hype-Man Franco Finn 5 years ago at my cousin's wedding. The guy has always been a class act. No matter how busy he is at games, he always takes the time to say what's up to friends, family and Warrior Fans alike. That means a lot to us, he's in the public spotlight and is a positive presence around everyone. I've got nothing bad to say about the guy, Warrior games are always fun with the GTOe TV Crew in Oracle Arena.

Franco politely asked me how business was going financially with the Warriors related art I do. I'll be honest with everyone, 2 years ago I really tried to make it work. I had this idea about getting paid and using the exposure I already had to make bank. For me, I tried to hard, expected too much and that pursuit of getting paid became work. I became inconsistent, my drawings were kinda dull (wow, Monta dunking...) and I didn't have the passion I did when The Warriors made it to the playoff's in 07' in my drawings. I felt like I was drawing just to make money.

When 2011 rolled by, I had this goal. Take no more clientele and just have fun drawing! it's only been a little over 3 weeks and I'm having the time of my life. I'm drawing consistently, my idea's are amusing and I'm interacting and having fun (via my twitter and Facebook pages) with my friends, fans and followers. I'm having fun illustrating because I'm not trying to sell anyone anything. (I do sell shirts, but it's on you if you see the humor, lol) I told Franco, "I haven't been this happy drawing since the 07' We Believe Warriors, that was hella fun!" Hapiness > money any day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sneak Peek: "All-Star" - Monta Ellis

Here's a sneak peek at my "Obama" style "Monta: All-Star" design. This is completely being drawn. None of that half ass "" cookie cutter shit. Bringing this design to the Warriors - Bulls game in February. The All-Star push for Ellis continues!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Operation: All-Star - Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis has the numbers, the skills and the talent... As a Warriors fan, I'm sick of our team getting snubbed during the All-Star Break! Last Warrior All-Star was Latrell Spreewell back in 97'! From here on out till the Roster is official, you'll be seeing a lot of "All-Star" propaganda from me, lol. Spread the word! Let's get Ellis to Los Angeles this year! The man deserves it! VOTE HERE! (link goes to official ballot)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Warriors vs Lakers Preview

Tony.psd's prediction - Warriors upset: Flawless Victory.

The concept behind this was simple. Lakers at Golden State tonight! These are the games I love going to, our Arena will be filled with thousands of Laker fans. Cheers and boo's on opposite directions. It doesn't get better than this. I was in charge of writing up todays Warriors - Lakers preview for Golden State of Mind and when I thought of this exciting match up (or battle, so to speak) Mortal Kombat came to mind. So I whipped up the player select screen from the game. Redid it entirely since a lot of the images on-line were low resolution. I'll see you at the game tonight! Win or lose, Go Warriors! Follow the open thread on GSoM.

Like the artwork? Download it as Wallpaper art! Warriors exclusive minus the Lakers on this edition courtesy of GSoM and Tony.psd! click here for link (1920 x 1200 in size)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monta Ellis - Thank Me Later

Monta Ellis is more than just an NBA All-Star option... HEY! HEY! HEY! (lol, I hate that song)

First post of 2011! Let's look at Monta Ellis's numbers for the season: 25.6 pts., 3.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game... I hope the NBA is seeing this, I'm sick of seeing Golden State get snubbed for an All-Star spot, Ellis deserves it with numbers like this! As for the cover, it's a mash up take on Drake's Thank me later cover art. Thought it would be funny to place Monta's face on it. It's an ugly cover but was one of the hottest albums of 2010 so folks will be familiar with the parody concept. Enjoy!