This personal illustration project focuses on twelve NBA players, six of each conference, that have exceeded expectations in the 2019/20 regular season.
Illustration Art Direction
Adobe Illustrator Draw Adobe Illustrator
The illustrations were done on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil, using Adobe’s powerful vector drawing tool Adobe Draw. After the base was done, I imported all illustrations into Illustrator and added subtle textures to the shadows and midtones.
The initial direction for the project was to create modern layouts that resemble classic or vintage sports playing cards. Even though I ended up going for a desaturated look in the end, these layouts still made the B-side of the project.
The project was later featured in the Adobe Illustrator Draw section on Behance, alongside many inspiring illustration projects created on the iPad.