Shooting Hoops and Drawing Crowds in NYC
There’s no place like New York City. As they say, it’s the “Center of the Universe.” So, when renowned athletic wear company Nike hosts an event for young, aspiring athletes, they know where to go. They also know that, to keep the excitement going all day, you need to bring in a unique style of entertainment. So, they turned to Live Digital Caricatures to make it a day the students will never forget.
Getting to New York City to begin drawing at 8 AM is no easy feat, so I started my day at 4 AM. Along the way, I picked up Donna, my friend and fellow entertainer, who worked alongside me for the 8-hour event. We created countless digital likenesses of the young people in attendance on a Nike Basketball-inspired backdrop, and even a few for the people working for Nike at the event. We really helped the kids to feel like super stars that day.
Finally, we were able to pack up our equipment and head back to Pennsylvania (stopping for some dinner along the way), ecstatic that we were able to make a day of fun and activity that the young students would never forget – not to mention excited to try out the new running sneakers Nike gave us as a “thank you” gift.