I have to admit – I’ve not really picked up a pencil to draw properly in a long time. Its not that I don’t have the ability to do it, but my wife is absolutely fantastic at drawing and her stuff puts mine to shame.
Anyway, @BlastedFrench posted a message on the Art Vandelay thread of RAWK regarding a little competition over on FootballFarrago, and that they had challenged people to do drawings of Nigel De Jong.
Not one to back off from a challenge, I grabbed my pencils and paper and set off trying to regain my abilities from yesteryear. The above picture was the end result, and something which has piqued my interests back into caricature. Now, I know its not a 100% likeness, but it does have a look of him (I think so anyway).
The head was hand drawn with pencils, photographed and then put into photoshop where I messed with the levels to get the thick black outline. I then drew the dogs body using photoshop.
An article on De Jong will appear in Man and Ball magazine Issue Two, available for £1.95 at www.manandball.com from 18 August 2011.
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