Monday, June 21, 2010

Tim Cahill - 'Never Say Never'

Commission done for the great people at The Sporting Capital. Their vision was to see the Socceroo's great hope, Tim Cahill, in a moment of solitude before his beloved fans at the MCG and Goodison Park.

Done all in Painter using Charcoal variants. And if you didn't notice, used Maya for the background models and sketched over them. Fairly effective way to get reference without flying over to England me thinks. That's really all there is to say technique-wise about the image? Let me know if you have questions :)

What's more, Sporting Capital were kind enough to allow me to sell limited edition prints of this image which will be individually signed and numbered. And as always, professionally printed at specialists Lab X.(Print 20x26 inches and no website watermark)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Diego Maradona and some divine intervention

Well, tonights the night where month long mayhem begins. And sometimes you'd think it's 4 years worth of blood, sweat, tears trying to make the most of this World Cup in South Africa. But, poetically, sometimes it's just plain old luck that gets you through. Like Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' Moment.

Some people hate this aspect of football. I love it. I mean, it makes the wait all the more sweeter when you know you were robbed 4 years ago where a freakish gust of wind swirled a Cahill goal millimetrically to the right, smacked against the post and some yobbo in the crowd with a gravitational pull akin to Magneto sucks the ball goal bound. Spiraling you to a state of shock and resentment keeping you up all night wondering what you did to deserve it... for four years. Yep, I love it!

Soooo, enjoy this World Cup. There'll be lots of moments to talk about in the years, even decades to come. Unless you're a supporter of Cameroon, the Netherlands, or Denmark, I wish you, your family, your loved ones, everybody, the very best of luck.

And okay I'll say it for the hell of it. Go Socceroos!