Sunday, April 22, 2007

Honus Wagner

Baseball legend with the Pirates whose card recently sold for 2.35 mil at auction. Also known as "T206", or "The Flying Dutchman"

41 comments:

NOLLAN OBENA said...

Amazing work!

Richard Oud said...

That's a lot of cash for a baseballcard :) Butthe drawing looks awesome!

Goro said...

great values and your sense of colors is insane! Really love your work!

Shawn Escott said...

Nice one! Great textures! That's a lot of money for a piece of cardboard. I like stories like this, sort of like the antique road show. Where someone buys something for a quarter and it ends up being worth $500,000.

Jason Seiler said...

Beautiful work man, just awesome!

S.T. Lewis said...

This looks great, Ryan. I love the colors and textures and soft edges. Your blog's the best.

I wish you had posted this a couple of weeks ago... before our garage sale. My Honus Wagner card sold for what had seemed to be an impressive two dollars and thirty-five cents. Now because of this post I'm on suicide watch.

Sam Nielson said...

Wow. Both to the painting and the price of the baseball card.

Joe said...

I always wanted that card when I was a kid. Honus Wagner kind of looks like a young version of my grandpa. Nice image dood.

Scott Altmann said...

Great job man -
I really like how you pushed the asymetrical mouth. And that haircut.....man - that's some haircut.

allen said...

just stumbled onto your blog. Great stuff. Love the Lincoln!

LauraBraga said...

Hi Ryan.
Grat picture!!! I love how you painted this. Great work.

Laura:)

Tom Kidd said...

Great portrait. That cracked paint texture is working well here to give it an aged, old baseball card, look.

I love your previous post of the robot from Meet the Robinsons. It's nice to see the inner working gears -- funny too. I love drawing robots. It's fun to make them for specialty purposes. I'll have to do a robot themed post one day soon.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! SO much awesome new paintings!! Love that robot below too!! GREAT stuffS!

Nathan Lindsay said...

I like em. The color in this one is nice. And I continue to try and emulate your texture-ness.

cdeboda said...

Cool. You really knock this one out of the park.

Simon Scales said...

Really cool Ryan. Love the color and texture.

Adam Ford said...

Very cool Mr. Wood! Great painting indeed you make it seem effortless.

Todd Oman said...

that is one expensive piece of cardboard...Great Painting, I like it better than the real card.

Sebastien Gallego said...

Beautiful Ryan! I love it.
One day, somebody is going to buy a 2.35 mil card of Ryan's concept art legend! :)

Ryan Kramer said...

haha, i remember wanting this card when i was a collector...but i'd much rather have this hanging on my wall! u rock man.

Anders said...

Excellent as usual Ryan, I was about saying the same than Seb Gallego!! ahah!!
unfortunately, It could not be me...
this portrait is stunning!
you rule more than ever, Ryan!

Kevin Keele said...

How could a guy named Honus not be cool? Great painting man.

sarah said...

It's such a treat to see your portraits. What fabulous character and lovely use of colors. I'm always so inspired when I see your work.

I particularly like the slightly crooked mouth :)

the clownninja said...

great stuff.

Jeannette said...

awesome

marcobucci said...

Great painting. I love the warm palette.

omar said...

Excellent!!! Love the color and texture. Congratulationas!!!
From Peru
Omar

Samson said...

I love your characters and the way you put down color. Your work is always more than inspirational.

Jo Bling said...

Wow - grand artwork as ever, Ryan. Apologies for lack of appearance lately, been moving house and production has bogged me down!

Dapper Dan said...

Amazing work! Your blog is chock full of talent!

Ken Chandler said...

Great work Ryan! Great caricature, and I love your backgrounds.

jim bradshaw said...

BeeeeeyooooTeeFULL. Love this color palette.

Georgiy Verby said...

wow, amazing works, and characters throughout are just mindblowing, its definately something to aspire to

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Fabulous picture and I love the cracked background on this too !! Another winning piece Ryan !!!!!

Ben Reynolds said...

This is awesome as usual Ryan! I love the way you exaggerate the features but it still almost looks real. Totally wicked stuff.

Kyle Marshall said...

This is nuts Ryan, speechless, im done, i have nothing else

Kyle Marshall said...

This is nuts Ryan, speechless, im done, i have nothing else

Jaxon Haggar said...

Wow, excellent. The subtle cools in the hair are awesome and I love the vacant "I have to sit really still for a long time." expression, Cheers.

Ben Lane said...

Nicely done! Thoroughly enjoy your blog. Keep it up.

Oliver Kurth said...

It has been a while since you posted the Hessian. And here is another german emigrant. But I never heard of him before! Quite a chunk. Beautiful portrait!

"Johannes der kann es!"

william wray said...

Do a whole deck-- I'd buy them.