Painting Michael Jordan - Part 1 The sketches (The Last Dance)

michael jordan paintings by sports and movement artist David Roman inspired by the Netflix series the last dance

Since everything has been put on pause, The Last Dance, a top-ranking Netflix series, has been the highlight of the sports industry.

 

Ten minutes into the first episode and I get restless.

 

It's what usually happens when I get inspiration overload and too many ideas flying around at the same time.

 

I'm trying to savour this beautifully made documentary, but at the same time my mind is fully alert, on the hunt for a moment that I could use as a starting point for a painting.

 

As the episode goes on I realise there's actually too many epic moments to choose from...a good problem to have!

 

I love so many things about this series, including: the buttery-smooth storytelling, the authentic 80s-90s look, the nostalgia it brings and obviously, the access to the behind the scenes of iconic players like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman,and more.

 

Because there was too much to pick from, I decided to create some sketches first, see what works best, before moving on to a bigger canvas painting.

 

In this week's video you can see the process of creating 2 sketches of Michael Jordan, and in next week's video I'll share with you the bigger canvas painting I've been working on.

 

 

michael jordan paintings by sports and movement artist David Roman inspired by the Netflix series the last dance

michael jordan paintings by sports and movement artist David Roman inspired by the Netflix series the last dance

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