The art of the draw.

Eric Panke Wozniacki illustration
Caroline Wozniacki by Eric Panke

Here’s what happens when a burning passion for tennis crosses big talent in art. Meet Eric Panke, a contributor to T.I. and Senior Art Director for an Ad Agency in Connecticut (T.I.’s home state). Panke was recently featured as a Connecticut creative and we thought you’d enjoy taking a look at his work.

Eric Panke McEnroe
John McEnroe by Eric Panke

Panke’s game, according to Panke:

Years playing tennis: 36

Eric’s game:  An often unreliable inside-out forehand and a one-handed, slice backhand (slightly more reliable).

Preferred surface: Knee-numbing hard courts

Racquet: Prince Classic Graphite

Favorite brands: Boast, Fila, Adidas Originals

Favorite events: U.S. Open and The Connecticut Open (my home state).

Tennis guilty pleasure: The Tennis Channel “Bag Check” series. “Oh my god, Ivanovic has hair bands, too!!!”

Eric Panke Venus Williams
Venus Williams by Eric Panke

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