I have been meaning to do full illustrations of famous people, my reason being it gives me another skill I can have to offer to those interested in buying my work.
That being said, I thought "Let me do a pic of a famous athlete (preferably from chi-town :)" And who better than His Airness-Michael Jordan. Funny thing was it was kinda hard to find a good picture of him in all his competitiveness, most were photos of his face or him dunking. But the pictures were either low-res or just didn't catch my eye....until I came across this one.
Finally I could start.
Here's the result...
And here's the same thing, adjusted in photoshop to see it a little better. Looking at it now the proportions are a bit off but the rendering came along nicely after some getting used to. All in all I'm pretty happy with it, hope you like it!