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***Edit 10/19/08***
Really nothing too major, just looking at this one again and changed the face and the leg a bit.

***Original Submission 11/3/05***
Ok, I know, a little late for baseball season, but this is one of the final pieces for the 2006 calendar. The uniform is based off of the old AAGPBL (All American Girls Professional Baseball League) uniforms. I don't know if there was ever a team with the colors of blue and yellow, but it seemed like a nice combination for that fresh spring feel. This will either be March or April, I haven't decided %100 yet.

The AAGPBL, despite the uniforms, was actually a pretty big step forward for women in the 20th century. They really stepped up the the plate as it were (no punn intended) and really pushed the envelope as much as Rosie the Riveter in a visible, iconographic way that people could really see.

A little trivia for you: if you look real closely there on her sleeve, the patch reads R-G GPBL, RG standing for Retro Girl ;)

Medium: original sketch vectored in Illustrator
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23Toucans Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how she's on her toes. Gives character. :D
Crapulamx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
x-Silverwing-x Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello! :wave:
Your deviation has been submitted to the "Favourite" collection of the group, #Poodles-n-Greasers.

Would you like to add this deviation to the group?
DiomedesZX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Always loved this one... :)
foxx308 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Very 1950s looking, nice one.
You do any rockabilly style artwork?
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
I really need to. I think I did a sketch as a commission when I was at ComicCon a couple years back, but never did full color. About the closest right now would be [link] . As soon as I get through the projects on my plate right now, maybe in a couple months, I'll try to do something more along that vein.
foxx308 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Yeh thats bloody good, had it in my favourites too. lol
And indeed it would be good to see more stuff like that, you capture the style and feel of it very well in my book. ^_^
jpox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Great image! Very graphic and retro!
AltecApollyon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
i love this style.
fallingsaints Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
That's really neat! :D
princefighter Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hesstoons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful darlin' as have you been?
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
lol, would you believe busy beyond belief?
Littleboo2002 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. This girl reminds me of Madonna's character in the movie League of our own. The story based on the the first women's baseball teams
jacksprat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
I kinda wish there was a little more overlap with the background but that's probably not going to happen at this point.
cherrybush Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Writer
The original tomboys....<3
DarkFacedStranger Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Makes me think of 'A League of Their Own' :D
Love that movie. :)
Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
This is perfect!! I just finished watching A League of Their Own.
Good job!
Cantaloupeisland Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great color choices here! :-)
Kit-Kat-Choco Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Oooooooooooooow so cute :D :heart:
potatobucket Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
At first I thought it was a picture based on that old short (I think it was a Disney one, but I'm not sure) where Casey Jones has 9 daughters and uses them to make a baseball team, but this is even cooler with its basis in real life and all that. Neato. =D
GdorChaser13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the AAGPBL :D, I did a project on it once. It was a great idea, but such a shame that it didn't catch on fully. A League of Their Own is one of my favorite movies :D
Derkatron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Love the retro look and the nod to the AAGPBL. I'm faving this.
gdsoflovenbeauty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
I wish I could look that cute in the uniform. I should try my husband and I are huge baseball fans. I really enjoyed this artwork. Thank you.
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Why not, Halloween is just around the corner ;)
gdsoflovenbeauty Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Haa haa Touche! Although my husband won't be here this Halloween to enjoy it. But maybe next year! Thank you for the inspiration.
vest Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
I like this one quite a lot, because of the old feel to it. Reminds me of that movie, League of Her Own. There's just so much character shown in all the places where it counts. She has this very loose, playful feel, one that is really pushed by her stance on the tippie toes. So I don't see her as much as a player, as I do a ballerina. So it's not the raw steroid-ridden power that is seen in modern baseball, but a particular grace that is consistent with all of your work.
gpanthony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Hello!! I was right! I DID have this in my favorites list! I just picked up this print at Con and I thought I recognized it!
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
lol, well that just proves it wasn't just a passing fancy ;)
gpanthony Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Hehehehe... Yep! Now I just have to get a frame for it! Also, would you happen to still have sketch books avalible?
sarch Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
the girl is pretty, your lineart is superr!!
takara13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely makes me think "A League of Their Own"! I love it! It's so well done! The bubble blowing is such an awesome touch, too! Great job!! :heart:
Daysavoo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
awesome! ^_^ I love A leaugue of thier own
The grassy background is so kewl
and ditto goes with her outfit i just love this one so much ^_^
TheBoo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
great pinup style, very similer to mine, excellent piccy dude
Skyfirefox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
Fantastic rendition. :) :D The anatomy is simplistic yet excellently rendered and it does have the retro look down. And that baseball girl looks sexy blowing bubble gum too. ;)
JaquesChavez Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005   Photographer
whooooooooooooooooooooo I wish you would draw ~girella for me, too ... sooo gooood style !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
fuzzydemon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
very cute :D
the bubblegum is a great touch, and the style of the hair is neat.. love it to bits :P
Idarshu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Rebmakash Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Cute, and great little detail! I ahd never heard of the AAGPBL before this, and I'm embarrased to say that! How cool it was, and what a nice tribute to it!
Jordee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
aaaaaw gorgeous!
changerous63 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005   Traditional Artist the texture in the green area in the background...that would get my batter up...
Tantali Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
I love the colors and she is so cute! It's wonderful, as always.
martina-san Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Cute. It reminds me of that movie with women as baseball palyers During WWII. i had Moddona, Roise, Julia Robbets and Tom Hanks
GawainesAngel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Ah, very nice! It is very spring like, excellent color choices.
nemosapien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Someone needs to tell her to back off the plate or she'll get plunked in the noggin! Seriously, I wouldn't change a thing. It looks very lovely.
ConcreteDonkey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Just lovin this one - so fresh, gives off such a wonderful light feeling! Awesome!
ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005   Traditional Artist
Love it! It has such a fun retro feel to it. I love the little bubblegum bubble. She's quite the confident batter! Man, I wish it were spring!
jennymstead Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
this puts me in the mind of a league of their own...
when that movie came out I was living in Kenosha WI about 25 miles away from Racine... and they made a big deal out of that movie... this is really great! as always :D keep it up
Anime-Ray Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me want to say........."Hey batter, batter, batter, batter, batter, batter. Hey batter, batter, batter, batter, batter. Swing batter!"
TrinaMarie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
I love it! The costume is perfect and the gum just adds to the whole effect. Great job!
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