I was wandering through the park near my house the other day, and stumbled upon an old baseball someone had left in the tall grass. Rather than wait to see if a baseball tree would sprout next spring, I decided to take it home and do this sketch. I was having fun reproducing the distressed texture of the leather, when I realized my fancy drawing was basically just a circle centered on the page. Fancy, huh? All the compositional complexity of the Japanese flag. Oh, well. I like it anyway.
I also found some time to experiment in photoshop. I thought this colored version had an interesting look… kind of like white paint on a textured board. Which version do you like better?