The top part of this art was created around March by someone on myspace who gave me the idea of drawing the Warriors Roster as little cartoon characters similar to the cover art of Pharell's Album "In My Mind." So I went off and drew the 1st 8 players. At first, I gave the pic for the dude's profile and I also gave it to my wife to post on her page. A week prior to the Playoffs vs. Dallas My wife told me to draw the "Bench" since we were going to be sitting lower level so Guys like Adonal can holler at us (Super nice Dude!) Anyways... The weird thing about this drawing was seeing it in other peoples possession and where I would find it... I saw this on a number of myspace pages as their default art, At work, I was going to meet with Engineers and within their computer wallpaper, it featured the team roster I drew... Franco Finn, the MC at Oracle Arena said he's seen this floating around The Warriors Home Office. So, better late than never, I've decided to merge both Drawings including Coach Nelly and Zarko since he's always in the bench well dressed. (lol) Yes I forgot Patrick O'Bryant, but hey- everytime I sketched the team out, I never saw the dude and nobody reminded me.
If you're wondering why Sarunas's Forehead is Red... Prior to the Season Ticket Holder Party, the dude came out with the reddest tan I've ever seen... It's an inside joke to a few of us. Who know's what will happen next year, I haven't decided in drawing the roster as Simpson characters, South Park or Sin City style- lol. Anyways, enjoy- I've decided not to watermark the illustration this time around. :) (Check me out at http://www.myspace.com/tony_xpress )