Shout out to our unofficial soccer team at ICON8!
(This started off as a doodle of a shoe in my sketchbook, made earlier in July while attending the Illustration Conference in Portland, OR. One After-effects workshop and some down time later, and we have a gif.)
This was my third time attending ICON, and in my humble opinion, the soccer match remains to be one of the biggest hidden highlights of the weekend. Nothing says bonding with illustrators like scrimmaging in the dirt for a few hours trying to kick a ball among your peers and idols. For anyone interested in attending ICON9, I highly recommend signing up for the next match! Don’t worry about skillz, just bring some old sneakers and enjoy the fresh air and camaraderie.
Oh, and don’t underestimate the value of shin guards. or the kicking power of an artist’s legs.