Ian Botham portrait (2017)
A3 in size - Inks, pencils and coloured card.
Signed and numbered edition of 20.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
I remember Ian 'Beefy' Botham very fondly from my childhood days. I dip in and out of cricket as it's so bloody long and boring, but my Dad loves it and he was one of his heroes in the 80's. He was the kind of swashbuckling sporting hero every generation needs (and he did marathons and stuff for charity too, and smoked cigars in the bath and drank loads of beer)! Anyway, I was commissioned to do this piece back in January and it's was a joy to do. I wanted to depict Botham with his classic mid-80's mullet and 'tache combo look and the source photo was a classic county cricket photo shoot shot, which I think gives it that 'looking straight to camera, sporting icon feel'.
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