Deion “Neon” Sanders
This is a pop-up book page that I had to create for my Author/Illustrator class. We had to do a Non-Fiction pop-up book page (yes just one) about anything of our choosing. Well, knowing me, I decided to re-create the winning touchdown play of the 1967 NFL Championship Game (the equivalent to the NFC Championship Game today) between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.
The teams were painted with Prismacolor colored pencils, and I colored each player individually. I even researched what players were on the field during this play, and where they were situated. According to all of my sources (countless NFL videos and documentaries), this is an accurate recreation of the final scoring play of that game, even down to the formations the players were in.
The field was colored with colored pencils and white acrylic paint for the lines and chunks of ice/snow. The endzone says “Dallas” because in 1967 in the playoffs (especially the Championship game) the endzones were painted to represent both teams, regardless of who had home field advantage. This game took place in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
This took me about 30+ hours to complete this artwork. Each team took about 12-13 hours to draw, color, and cut out. The field, scoreboard and “NFL Files” booklet took around 6-8 hours to complete.
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