The Website and Portfolio of Chris Sembower, Designer and Illustrator http://www.chrissembower.com The Website and Portfolio of Chris Sembower Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:27:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Posterized: Arrowhead Magic II http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-arrowhead-magic-ii/ Sat, 24 Dec 2011 08:47:45 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=956 I wanted to share this with everyone who did not get a chance to win one at the Chiefs game today. The Chiefs will give away a signed print of this later day at the Raiders game for Fan Appreciation Day at Arrowhead.

The Chiefs have been amazing over the last few months and I’m truly thankful for this opportunity. I’m also excited to see what the future brings!

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Go Chiefs!!!

 

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Posterized: Romeo Crennel Makes A Splash in His Chiefs Head Coaching Debut http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-romeo-crennel-makes-a-splash-in-his-chiefs-head-coaching-debut/ Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:15:22 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=939 {click the image to enlarge}

Romeo Crennel had this team operating like a well-oiled machine. The guys played hard, and this scene at the end was certainly an indictment of that. Way to go, big guy. Keep it up!

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Caricatures: Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich http://www.chrissembower.com/caricatures-ron-paul-and-newt-gingrich/ Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:52:56 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=935 Ron Paul CaricatureNewt Gingrich

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Posterized: Justin Houston makes his presence felt http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-justin-houston-makes-his-presence-felt/ http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-justin-houston-makes-his-presence-felt/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:58:40 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=929 {click the image to enlarge}

Boy that Justin Houston is becoming a scary force on the opposite side of Hali. Hopefully he can keep it up!!!

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Posterized: Dwayne Bowe’s Circus Catch http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-dwayne-bowes-circus-catch/ http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-dwayne-bowes-circus-catch/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:40:22 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=914 {click the image to enlarge}

… Or as my friend James dubbed it, the “We-Bowe-Wabble”

This one was just too good to pass up, for obvious reasons. Good thing I followed my gut, too. I feel like this became one of my most successful paintings.

This Chiefs’ offense is going to be scary if Baldwin is half as good as his upside.

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Posterized: Getting Pressure http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-getting-pressure/ http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-getting-pressure/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:26:36 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=883 One of the things I think the Chiefs have done pretty well this preseason was get pressure. The OLB position in particular has peaked my interest. I stand by my prediction that Justin Houston will be the steal of the draft, and I wanted to do a little piece to celebrate what we’ve seen so far.

I’m also attempting a new style / technique / approach / etc. on this one, really focusing on the energy and the violence that actually happens down there in the trenches. I think it’s a work in progress but I think it’s probably the most successful pieces that I’ve done to show a little more movement and activity within the piece. You guys be the judge (and let me know how you think it’s working!).

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Posterized: Jon Baldwin flashes http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-jon-baldwin-flashes/ http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-jon-baldwin-flashes/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:51:37 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=861 I have to admit, one of my favorite things about that really ugly loss to the Bucs last friday night, was seeing Jon Baldwin in action. Even though he didn’t do much, he DID flash at you a little bit, if even for that one play.

You know the one I speak of…

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Posterized: Jon Baldwin flashes

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Airbrushed Smoker: Shugg’s ‘Que http://www.chrissembower.com/airbrushed-smoker-shuggs-que/ Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:35:03 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=849 I had a lot of fun with this the past few days so I thought I’d share some photos of my latest. I’m airbrushing at Twin Cities Customs currently and this was a project for a friend for Father’s Day. This should make it’s way to the American Royal this year so it should be fun to see it there.

Airbrushed Smoker

Airbrushed Smoker

Airbrushed Smoker

Airbrushed Smoker

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Arrowhead Stadium: Primed & Ready http://www.chrissembower.com/arrowhead-stadium-primed-ready/ http://www.chrissembower.com/arrowhead-stadium-primed-ready/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 06:31:13 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=844

Hello Fellow Chiefs Fans! It’s been a while since I’ve given you guys a little gift so I thought I’d start things off with a bang.

This (Arrowhead pt. II) was something that I really felt like I wanted to do this offseason. I had the privilege of attending the playoff game against Baltimore. While I was on my feet the entire game losing my voice up in the ‘bleeds, I was able to capture a number of great photos that I stitched together and used as my point of view for this painting.

This offseason I think, more than any time in the last few decades, should be a time to celebrate the of the fans of this fine game (and ultimately the contribution that we’ve made to it). Without us, there is no modern day NFL. There is no nine billion dollar “sure thing” to bicker over. I won’t go into all the reasons why we make it what it is. You guys already know.

In lieu of the fact that we get no representation in this dispute (even though we’re footin’ the bill…) I have decided that we get the first dedication in paint-form this year. We rock.

There will be plenty of new football related art to come in the near future, but I wanted to give a giant hat tip to you guys first.

Also, I’m looking for a little feedback from everyone. I’m going to be starting a little mini-series over the offseason and I want anyone who wants to be involved, involved. I get a LOT of very unique and creative ideas for future paintings from people who I can tell know a lot about what they’re talking about, but never really have an open forum where other people can see the ideas and give their own feedback. So lets do that now!

I dont’ have a clear idea of what I want the mini-series to involve. That’s the first place that I want feedback. Ideally, all the images (depending on what I have time for… we’ll say four to eight for the moment) would utilize the same theme or some sort of unifying concept. But what it is? Throw out your suggestions (and remember to give feedback to others’ ideas!)

The second stage of your feedback will happen after I get all the conceptual stuff out of the way. Once I land on actual ideas, I’ll start with sketches that you guys can vote on. I’ve received a lot of requests for “behind the scenes” kind of stuff so that’s what I’ll try to offer you guys a little bit of.

You guys should feel free to throw out any kind of feedback. I want to offer you something unique, so let’s get a conversation going so I can supplant all of the bad ideas in my brain with your superb ideas!

Enjoy!

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Posterized: The Finale http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-the-finale/ http://www.chrissembower.com/posterized-the-finale/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:32:02 +0000 http://www.chrissembower.com/?p=796 Hello everyone!

I’m happy to say that my show last friday went very smoothly, and I’d like to thank everyone who showed up. It was a lot of fun!

I’m also happy with the way that this final image turned out. I took one of the suggestions that I read on my previous post, as I thought that it was a nice way to end the series. I’ve been getting a lot of tunnel shot requests over the season so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone 🙂

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