Norwich City v Hull City
Sky Bet Championship
Wednesday March 13, 2019
"I’m based in Wicklow, Ireland and have always produced art in some way. For many years I worked in animation and went back to college as a mature student and got my BA (Hons) in Visual Art. My work is portrait based, usually from various film and TV subjects, therefore getting a good likeness is very important. I have worked as a sketch card artist for years on projects such as Star Wars, The Hobbit, Star Trek and The Walking Dead.
I usually use Copic illustration markers and coloured pencils in my pieces and I often work on a small scale, around 5x7 inches or smaller. For the Joe Hannah drawing I did the main portrait in pencils with a little bit of Copic marker for the background. My reference was an old photograph of the player so it was a challenge to get a good likeness. I wanted to get it spot on as I knew it was honouring a former Norwich City legend."
Words by Cover Artist, Shane McCormack
To further celebrate this seasons Portrait of an Icon cover artwork, we've released print editions of every piece which are available to buy now from our online shop.
by Shane McCormack
40cm x 30cm
Arcoset uncoated 190gsm
Individually hand embossed