The Kevin Durant Rule of Art

Everybody from my business manager to my favorite bar tender has asked me why I haven’t done a portrait of the Oklahoma City Thunder. “It will sale like crazy” they all said. And they could be right, but I have two rules I use to draw by, never jump on a band wagon (which I call the Breaking Bad rule), and never draw anyone until they are 35 years past their most famous moment, which I now call the Kevin Durant rule.

I’ll explain. When Mr Durant won the NBA MVP in 2014, I was ecstatic! I almost broke the rules to honor that happy moment, but I stopped myself and I am glad I did. If I would have gone against these rules, which have been placed since I started doing portraits, I would now be stuck with a closet full of Kevin Durant paintings, none of which I would not be able to give away. So you gotta have rules, man, or the whole world goes up in flames!

So, here is a quick sketch of Steven Adams. I’m not breaking my rules because this is not for sale, its just for this blog. But it will be for sale in 2051!

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Steve Adams © 2016 Todd Bane

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