The jockey I drew here just won. Looking back at the others now, he’s safely across the finish line. It’s just a quick glance and a natural reflex, but there was something about the look that caught my eye. I love how the jockey’s backward glance quickly pulls me into the image. In an instant, I’m looking where he’s looking. I’m drawn into the action — every time. I used a very low angle to emphasize the action of the flying hooves and the ubiquitous mud. The red, black and white silks against Saratoga’s famous green surroundings looks so classic.
Production Details:This is the 15th poster in The Colors of Racing poster series.17" x 33" (43.2 cm x 83.8 cm) Limited Edition (The Travers/Saratoga posters are never reprinted)Paper: Strobe 80 lb. dull cover Inks: Five colors plus off-line varnishTypeface: Adobe Garamond
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