Art by Jeff Knecht

My Favorite Cubs Hat

04 Jul 2009

This is my beat-up old cubs hat. I bought it at the first game I’d ever seen at Wrigley Field, and I’ve worn it hundreds of times since. It’s probably time to replace it — some of the wrinkles are permanent. But, like an old pair of slippers, a good hat feels better the more worn-out it gets.

This sketch is black and white because, quite frankly, I’m a little tired and too lazy to pull out the paints. Besides, I wanted to see whether the new sketchbook I have would handle pencil. I didn’t do any blending, but I think the paper in this sketchbook would have taken it fairly well.