Neymar Jr.

 

As a player that excited me to watch, I decided to add a drawing of Neymar. I was also experimenting with time-lapse videos at the time and figuring out ways of creating engaging content that extended beyond a post of the drawing itself. Seeing it take shape in a short space of time in the video was satisfying.

NeymarWebThe drawing was also created at A4 size using a selection of graphite pencils ranging from 5H – 9H. The image I used to draw from was his Barcelona profile photo for the season. Prints of this drawing are available here, in canvas, poster and mounted print format.

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Alan Stubbs & the Scottish Cup

A piece drawn to commemorate the end of Hibernian’s 114 year wait to lift the Scottish Cup. Being a Hearts fan, it hurt slightly to devote so much of my time to creating a celebratory piece. That said, I have a lot of friends across the divide and I was glad to see them enjoy it.

Time taken to complete was between 40 and 50 hours. It was A4 in size and I remember late nights and a rushed week following the cup final in an attempt to finish and produce prints as soon as possible! Worth the time and effort as the original now hangs amongst other memorabilia in the house of a staunch Hibs supporter – hopefully a momento that’ll be cherished for years to come.

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Prints of this drawing are available here, in canvas, poster and mounted print format.

Conor McGregor

This drawing of Conor McGregor I finished in September 2016, in the month following his re-match victory over Nate Diaz.

 

 

Slightly smaller than my previous drawings, I aimed to capture more detail and depth by condensing the workspace to an A5. Completion time was between 50 and 55 hours, with his chest tattoo and wet-look hair proving the toughest challenges to capture correctly. ConorMcGregorWeb

 

Prints of this drawing are available here, in canvas, poster and mounted print format.

Cristiano Ronaldo

As a follow up to my Lionel Messi piece, I produced a pencil portrait of the Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, which was completed in March 2016. Positive feedback had prompted me to create a separate Instagram account specifically for sharing my art, taking it more seriously in an attempt to push more of it out across social media.

The drawing was also created at A4 size using a selection of graphite pencils ranging from 5H – 9H. The image I used to draw from was a shot from a PokerStars promotion. This drawing took longer to finish, with approximately 50 hours spent in total.RonaldoWebPrints of this drawing are available here, in canvas, poster and mounted print format.

Bernabeu

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 12th March 2017

Lionel Messi

The first piece I decided to share publicly on social media, a pencil portrait of the incredible Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Completed in July 2015.

The drawing was created at A4 size using a selection of graphite pencils ranging from 5H – 9H. I used his Argentina squad photo from the 2014 World Cup as inspiration, with the total time taken to complete between 30 and 35 hours.

Prints of this drawing are available here, in canvas, poster and mounted print format.

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