Minimalist TC Bear Approved!

Minimalist TC Bear Approved!

Ding!  TC Bear is approved!

Thankfully the team at the MLB Properties put up a fight with me!  Sa after 6 months of “Seriously????”, “But what about…???”, we were able to overcome some of the hurdles of getting my Minimalist Mascots licensed my Major League Baseball.  So thank you MLB and thank you Minnesota Twins for making this happen!  And what great timing too, because I’ll be at TwinsFest in Minneapolis this weekend, and the TC Bear will be on my table and art posters will be ready for you to take home!  So here’s the deal.

For TwinsFest, the first 30 prints will be limited edition prints!  There will only be 30 and they will only be sold at TwinsFest.  They are printed on textured museum-grade paper, hand numbered, hand signed and embossed with my limited edition stamp.  The limited edition prints are $30 each (same price as the open edition posters).  These will most likely run out by Friday, so come early and get them while they last.  (No worries, I’ll have plenty of regular edition posters).

We are still pending approvals on the rest of the ten mascots I’ve designed and when I’m back from Minnesota the art posters and art prints will be ready for sale on my website.  And I’ll be busy!  There are 54 official mascots in the MLB!  And not to mention the requests for other sports and other leagues!

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Minimalist TC Bear art print by S. Preston

Minimalist MLB Mascots – Series 1

Minimalist MLB Mascots – Series 1

Who loves sports mascots?  Me! Me! So no surprise, I’ve created minimalist artwork of some of the popular team mascots around the Major Leagues.  So for the first series, I’m launching my first ten illustrations, and I hope to complete all 54 soon.  Details about purchasing these prints are at the bottom of the page.

This artwork has not been licensed by the MLB and is temporarily not for sale. Though I’m an MLB licensed artist all my artwork must go through an approval process.  If you wish to be notified when these are available for sale please contact me and I’ll let you know the details.

Prier Pour Paris

Prier Pour Paris

I drew this illustration because my heart breaks for the people in Paris. I know the events of today are difficult to grasp. Remember that this world is still full of love and don’t let horrible overcome you.

I also recorded the video with music from Les Miserable which seems to be fitting.

 

Inktober and the Post Season

If you don’t follow the art community, you many not know about Inktober.  It’s a month long movement/challenge for artists to create original ink illustrations every day and post them on social media for the world to see.  Click on this link to see what I mean.  #Inktober.

Not surprisingly, there is no sports.  Because sports and art never mix well (and there in lies my niche market!).  Since October has always coincided with #PostSeason baseball, I decided to participate in Inktober with a decidedly “athletic” approach.  Since my heart is in sports, I have drawn baseball, and other sports as inktober.  Now initially, I wasn’t going to draw ballpark princesses, but in the end, I decided not to trap my creativity with expectations.  So enjoy this and the rest of Inktober!

(We’re not quite through October, but I wanted to share all my illustrations during the month.)

#RIPYOGI – A POSTCARD FUNDRAISER FOR TURN2

#RIPYOGI – A POSTCARD FUNDRAISER FOR TURN2

I was illustrating late last night when I received the notification of the passing of the Yankee great, Yogi Berra.  You may not know who he is but you know his famous quotes,”

“It’s deja vu all over again.”

“It ain’t over, till it’s over”

“You can observe a lot by just watching.”

I drew this illustration on off my desk that moment, and it was really popular across twitter.

So I decided to make the sketch as a limited edition art card for $5, and all proceeds will go towards Derek Jeter’s Turn2 Foundation.   These will be hand signed by me and there will only be 88 available.

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New Design – Minimalist Minute Maid Park

New Design – Minimalist Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros have a new minimalist design for their ballpark!  We all know that next year, that Tal’s Hill in center field will be removed, so it’s about time I created a second piece for the Astros faithful.  It’s of course, the Minute Maid Train that crawls along the tracks above the left field wall.  Rather then googling pictures of the train, I decided to let Nelson Cruz use his bat to show you where the train is!