Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Highly Recommended: Evan Shoman Art

I understand that not everyone has the same compulsion with Mixed Martial Arts that I do.

Regardless of your interest in the sport, recognition of talent is something universal and that's what this is about.

Pictured above is one of the pieces I recently ordered and received from Evan Shoman, an incredibly gifted artist who happens to share my predilection for pugilism of the MMA variety.

I was first introduced to Shoman through Fight! Magazine and have been a fan ever since, frequently checking the website to see the latest additions to his collection, which is extends outside the cage as well.

While the prints I've purchased to decorate my next office with are certainly sketches of MMA legends (the other piece is of "Lil' Evil" Jens Pulver), some of the non-MMA work ranks as the best Shoman has to offer.

The LeBron James piece is my absolute favorite, and judging by the smile on King James' face, he's a big fan of the piece too. But his bread and butter is MMA and with good reason.

In addition to being a gifted artist, Shoman is the host of TapouT Radio and earns extra points in my books for being a self-described "Full time internet whore," something I can very much relate to.

MMA fan or not, Evan Shoman's work is Highly Recommended.


Newt said...

The Jens Pulver print looks amazing! The shading on the bottom section where he is striking looks unbelievable. I appreciate great sketch artists as my best friend used to be a Staedtler 4B shading pencil.

E. Spencer Kyte said...

I can't wait to get them framed and hung whenever we get settled (yes, we're planning on moving again.)

As for now, the remain in their shipping tube and out of site so they don't get mangled.