THE TACTICIAN AND THE MAGICIAN - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the remarkable Luis Suarez, in b&w acrylic on 18" x 14" box canvas (MAR/APR 2014)

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After Luis Suarez scored his third hat-trick of the season in yesterday’s 6-3 win away to Cardiff, it’s time I payed homage to both him and his manager Brendan Rodgers, both of whom are responsible for the rapid improvement in Liverpool’s performances/results this season.
The reason I chose this photo is because it captures Brendan’s intense concentration and ‘focus’ that he repeatedly refers to in post match interviews – just like in those interviews, his face gives nothing away. Compare that to Luis suarez standing next to him, displaying almost child-like body language. I like its ‘father and son’ undertones, which I imagine the relationship between the two to be like. Great photo.
Brendan-Rodgers-Luis-Suarez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23/03/14) Just did a 25 minute sketch this morning. I’ve learned, patience is key…
The Tactician and The Magician 25mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25/03/14) base colours and some shaping done in 45mins today…
The Tactician and The Magician 70mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(26/03/14) After only 2hrs10 so far, both subjects are really taking shape…
The Tactician and The Magician 2hrs10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(29/03/14) Spent just over 2 hours, mainly on Brendan’s jacket, this morning…
The Tactician and The Magician 5hrs15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(06/04/14) Two hours spent on Suarez’s shirt this morning. 8hrs15 done so far in total…
The Tactician and The Magician 8hrs15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13/04/14) 2hrs30 done this morning before watching what could be a very significant Liverpool win, 3-2 over Man City :)…
The Tactician and The Magician 13hrs30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(18/04/14) COMPLETED! After just under 5 gruelling hours done today, I’ve finished this piece in a total of 19hrs30, on the same exact date which I started painting last year!…
The Tactician and The Magician

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