Live illustrations at The Armory
Few events capture the running world’s attention like the Millrose Games, which takes place every winter at The Armory arena in New York City. As the only artist in the press, my job was to illustrate the excitement of the day and share what it means to race in one of the most iconic indoor stadiums.
Featuring an elevated track with banked turns and high-rising bleachers in all directions, The Armory creates a 360-degree experience for the runner, almost like a cage match.
To represent each facet of the event, I used a variety of approaches: thumbnail sketches for the spectators, acrylic paintings for combined views, and gesture drawings for the sprinters.