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May 17, 2017
Asian Heritage Month continues throughout the month of May, and that means #asianheroesmonth lives on as well!
Before Linsanity there was The Ming Dynasty! Yao Ming, standing at 7'6" was more than just another good player. He was was straight up one of the best players in the NBA. He faced heavy criticism for being the number one overall draft pick in 2002. But lived up to his heavy expectations.
I did this drawing at first with just Yao standing there. But it just didn't convey how big he really was/is. So I had to throw in Steve Francis just to show exactly how big Yao is. He had touch and court vision, but was able to bang down low in the paint and carry a team on his shoulders.
I believe Yao was the main reason the NBA opened up the all star voting to the world. Realizing how large his celebrity had grown, he warranted a vote that would be tallied world wide rather than just domestically here in the states.
This drawing has become one of the favorite drawings I've done for this #asianheroesmonth collection. The original was done on a 9x12" piece of 2 ply bristol and drawn with Copic Markers.