Baseball has always been important to Puerto Ricans. So much so, that Puerto Rico has a very prestegious school dedicated to teaching the sport. It has molded some of the best baseball stars in the whole league, including some hall of famers. And it all started with Roberto Clemente.
Roberto Clemente is one of the most (if not the most) recognized baseball player for any Puerto Rican. Although his fame came at the hand of playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente's origin's in the island are with the Cangrejeros of Santurce.
12 season All-Star, 12 time Golden Glove winner, World Series MVP and was Inducted into the hall of fame in 1973, after 18 season sporting the number "21". He died at 38 in a plane crash in 1972 on a recovery effort to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Ever since I became a designer, I’ve been doing some Clemente related art. Here are some of my favorites.
The last two pieces were fortunately very well received by people, so much so that two commission paintings were made. Here is a video process of them both.