Some grammatical Wild West humour for your lunch break.
Very happy with my new Suarez portrait. To celebrate it going on sale I’ll be giving away a free print this evening. Simply retweet my release tweet later on to be in with a chance. I’ll pick a winner at 11pm GMT. You can find me on Twitter at @danleydon. If you want a print right now then follow the link below
World Cup Dreams
Now available as print from my brand new online shop!
The series is over. The poster is ready. I think this would make the perfect Christmas present for a football fan. Also use ‘NUMBER10’ as a discount code in my shop for 10% off :) Click here to be transported to my shop
NEW CRISTIANO PRINT
Cristiano celebrating on the floodlit Bernabeu pitch is now available as a print. Use ‘REPLAY10’ at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order :)
BIT OF A WASH OUT
Luisao about to set up the equaliser last Wednesday at the Estadio da Luz…
I got a LOT of new followers overnight and it seems to be continuing. Hello to everyone. Very happy to have you following my work.
Here’s Wayne with a Manc-O-Lantern
DAY OFF AT CAMP NOU
Not every day is match day ya know…
MESUT OZIL, GOAL ARCHITECT
Ozil is a hard subject to approach, for me at least, as he commands your attention in a very specific way, his assists and his eyes. He is a very distinctive looking person and there is no getting away from that. To do a portrait is to tackle his eyes. To do a full body rendering is to do the same albeit to a lesser extent.
Over the last few weeks I have been sketching out rough ideas for what I could concentrate on, from his posture to his portrait. In chatting to some knowledgable people on Twitter I started to see him as a form of football engineer. When I mentioned this phrase to someone they agreed but said he was more of an architect. This image was quite inspiring.
The path it put me on lead to me taking a step back and re-evaluating what an assist actually was, a creative instinct that moments before was just a thought in someones mind, or a blueprint if you will.
I am happy that I have managed to cohesively illustrate the creation of an assist and tracked it right through to it hitting the net. This specific goal embodies Ozil’s signature as once it crosses the line it becomes an O with an umlaut above it, almost as if he is signing the piece of art he has just made.
This is now available as a print from my shop, just click this link to see it.