This was a drawing based on a photo I took at the 2017 Citi Open in Washington DC. I was very fortunate to have my aunt and uncle invite me to the tournament again. We went last year and I had an absolute blast. I LOVE sports, and I love watching tennis (terrible player I may be), and getting to see the men and women I love to watch on TV in person is a thrilling experience for me. Tennis is easily one of the sports I love to watch live; perhaps my favorite because of how chill tennis fans are and how relaxing the atmosphere is. I like watching hockey and soccer in person too, but sometimes the noise and crowds are too much for me.
Kevin Anderson was the runner-up in the Citi Open this year, and we got to see him play Dominic Thiem, which was an INCREDIBLE match. We all agreed it was the best one we saw that day, so I drew this for my aunt and uncle as a thank-you gift for letting me tag along again.
Original art drawn on 500-weight 11x17" bristol, inked with Winsor & Newton #2 sable brush and Staedtler pens. Image Copyright 2017 Caitlin Baner.