This is drawn from a picture of the Norwegian National Soccer Team practicing. From left to right, Kristofer Hæstad and Christian Grindheim, two young up-and-comers (at the time (2006)).
This drawing has quite a sad, sad story attacted to it, in the fact that it no longer exists in the physical world. This is its story:
I found this photo, thought it was rather cute, so I drew it. Simple enough. Well, somewhere along the way I came up with this particularly good hunch that it would look much better with a dark background. Undeniable because of the white shirts and the nice pencil-lines around them. Lets just say I was mistaken...
Blinded by the exceptional sorrow of possible losing a drawing, I, in desperate panic came up with the bright idea of removing the background again with a rubber. That of course made it ten times worse, and I finally gave up on it and cut the life line.
By then I had scanned it along the way, but it’s not all done at this point. I did put some grass in there afterward, and some shadows. Did some more work in their faces too.
Never easy to see a drawing go so drastically under, but there you go! At least I have their digital selves laying here on the digital shelf.
Pencils, 2H-H-4B, Size aprox. 20 x 20 cm, finished 20. Jaunary 2006.