I decided that if I do a portrait of Babe Ruth, I’d better do the one with a crown on his head because he is baseball royalty of the highest order… the “Paul Bunyan” of America’s past-time, with so much fact mixed with legend that it is hard to tell the difference. The indigo background really compliments the golden crown of the former home run king, the most legendary figure in baseball, and the darkness of the background really pops his entire figure, similar to Rembrandt’s technique of infusing his figures with an “inner light”.
About Derek Alvarez
Derek Alvarez has been creating art since he was 3 years old. One of his drawings was exhibited on a nation-wide tour at age 12. He earned an art scholarship to the University of Arizona, focusing on oil painting, graduating in 2004, Magna cum Laude. He began selling his oil paintings while still in college, exhibiting his work in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. His work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the country. Currently, he is working as a full-time artist while traveling with his wife and two sons, and shipping his artwork throughout the world.