I’ve been slowed down by back pain the past week or so, but I managed to drag myself to life class today. Wouldn’t you know it, I wound up sitting with a view of the model’s … back. When I got back (heh) home, I watched hockey fans shout “back to back” while cheering on the Washington Capitals, who are trying to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And I watched men twist their backs violently while playing golf at the Masters. All in all, it was a back of a day.
My family and I went to see the New York Rangers tangle with the Washington Capitals this evening, and I did a few gesture sketches. Disclaimer: it’s hard to draw moving hockey players! Fun and good practice, though.
My family finally got to see our beloved Washington Capitals capture the Stanley Cup last night! I've sketched a few Caps fans in honor of the occasion. First, the biggest Caps fan I know, my daughter. I drew this a few days ago, when the Capitals' fortunes were more in doubt.
Next, a couple random fans who rode the Metro with us back from Game 4, which the Capitals won 6-2. These fans did not sit very still, so these sketches are rather ... sketchy.
I've been to several golf major championships, but I'd never been to the finals of any professional team sport like baseball, football, basketball, hockey, or soccer. So seeing a Stanley Cup playoff game in person was a thrill. It was even more thrilling when my team won! Alas, I did only one sketch of the proceedings, and it's not very good; we had nosebleed seats, and I was juggling drinks and fries and worrying about dropping my pen and sketchbook. But I WAS THERE, so I'm posting this lousy sketch to prove it. :)