How To Draw The NFL’s Most Memorable Quarterback’s Helmet Illustration, Part 1

Illustrator Lane Smith’s masterpiece, which has captivated the sport for more than half a century, was originally created for the New York Giants, and was inspired by a horse that died from the disease.

Smith has been doing this work for more of his career, but his work on the NFL’s most iconic players was first captured in the 2014 documentary, The Illustrated Quarterback.

Here, Smith explains the process he used to get the helmet illustration he used in his documentary, and shares some other cool images from his career.

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