Ah, yes. The Bye Week is upon us. Sure, the worst part about that is no Bears football this week. But the second worst part? No Bears weekly game poster!
For those that aren’t aware, the Bears have been releasing a new illustrated poster each week, commemorating each match up:
You can find them on The Bears Twitter, as well as their Instagram, and honestly, they’re pretty great. So great in fact, that I’m legit shocked that they haven’t made them available for purchase. Maybe after the season. Who knows.
Anyway, since there’s no game this week, there’s no poster, and that just did not sit well with me. Partially because I like them. Partially due to my borderline OCD. And partially due to the fact I just kinda wanted to see Staley lounging on a beach with a cooler full of beers (discuss in the comments what kind you think they are). And since no one in their right mind would ever make something like that, it was up to me. So I broke out my Cintiq and my weird 2 fingered glove, and got to work creating a poster in a similar style.
This is the result:
Just a bit of fun during the doldrums that is the bye. Hope you all enjoyed it, because I had a lot of fun making it. As per usual, if you have any Bears related illustrations or photoshops, feel free to share them in the comments. And if you have a suggestion for a future OSS, go ahead and post it below. If I use it, I will credit you in the article!
Bear Down everyone.
WhiskeyRanger is a freelance graphic artist/content creator an avid Bears fan and apparently speaks in the third person. You can follow him on Twitter @WhiskeyRanger29, and check him out on Youtube at WhiskeyRanger.