​Terry Crews Is Actually a Really Great Illustrator

Is there anything this man can't do?

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Dec 20, 2017

Terry Crews is known for his prowess on the football field and as a funny man on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but he's flexing some different creative muscles for his latest project.
Unbeknownst to many, Crews is actually a pretty talented illustrator, and his work is currently on the cover of Ad Age's "The 2017 Creativity 50" issue.
In addition to illustrating the Mount Rushmore-inspired cover image, Crews appears on the list of creative figures alongside the likes of Rihanna, Stephen Colbert, Melissa McCarthy, Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Donald Glover and Cardi B.
Crews has since revealed that the cover art was created using acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencils on illustration board, noting that "hand drawing is my preferred medium, but I'm practicing digital skills on Wacom tablet."
Check out his handiwork below.
It's not Crews' first foray into the art world, though. The athlete-actor-illustrator used to work as a courtroom sketch artist in Flint, MI, and later supplemented his NFL income by commissioning portraits of fellow players.
If that's not an impressive enough CV, the dude also co-founded a design company called Amen&Amen with Nana Boateng, and they've since released a line of furniture and light fixtures.
On top of that, the "Creative 50" isn't the only year-end accolade that Crews received this year; he was named as part of TIME Magazine's "Silence Breakers" for Person of the Year, after speaking out about his experience being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive.
The appreciation for Crews' talents has been pouring in on social media, and you can see a selection of those responses below.

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