Campaign Spotlight: Sergio Ingravalle For ESPN The Magazine

Illustrator Sergio Ingravalle created this intricate series of illustrations for ESPN The Magazine. Ingravalle used pencil, watercolor and ink to bring these two-dimensional NFL players to life and then applied a dose of digital editing to really drive home the effects.

Football is gritty, intense and brutal sport. Emotions run high every time the players take the field. With careful splashes of color and plenty of sharp lines, these illustrations manage to capture the intensity of the athletes in a unique and enchanting way.

According to Ingravalle, whose work shows a strong focus on dynamic sport illustrations, the goal of this series was “to lend movement to the static images and underline the energy of the sport.”

To see more of Ingravalle’s work, check out his Directory of Illustration portfolio.

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Robert Ball Illustrates 44 African American Icons for ESPN

For Black History Month Robert Ball teamed up with The Undefeated, a sports  & pop culture site owned by ESPN, to create illustrations to accompany The Undefeated 44.

The Undefeated 44 is a list of “44 blacks who shook up the world or at least their corner of it” compiled to pay tribute to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Make sure to check out the entire list here and find a few of our favorites below.

Robert is represented by Mendola Artists. Take a look at more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio, or at

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

©Robert Ball

Alexis Marcou: ESPN 2015 College Football Preview

Alexis Marcou recently designed 3 illustrations alongside Art Director Munehito Sawada for the latest ESPN College Football Preview.

The athletes pictured include Dak Prescott, Trevor Boykin and Ezekiel Elliott. You can check out the finished illustrations below.

For more work from Alexis, please visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and website.