April 8th, 2010
EPL Charity Caricatures: Slim and Stick Figure-Like (For the Most Part)
Source: Nordoff-Robbins Organization
Remember your primary school years? Where you would draw your family living in a one room shack, without shoes or clothes to claim? Seeing these EPL players’ smiley face and side profile drawings reminds us of how proud we once were to run home and brag about our future as the next Picasso/a.
Created for the Art of Football Book, these self portraits will be auctioned off at next Monday’s ‘Football Extravagana’ Event. Now in it’s 15th year, all proceeds from the FE event will benefit Nordoff-Robbins and provide vital funds for music therapy. If only Cesc included a flute in his drawing our lives would’ve been complete.
But the night’s festivities don’t stop at spikey stick hair. Eric Cantona will also attend the annual FE dinner to receive the prestigious ‘Legend of Football Award’. Other big names expected to be in attendance include Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law, Teddy Sheringham and Alan Shearer.
Besides the images seen here, we also snagged a sneak peak at two additional sketches.
Steven Gerrard opted out of giving himself 10 fingers in exchange for a few extra inches in height. And Jermaine Jenas? Well, he likes his arms how he likes the rims on his car: 22-inches. We think it’s about time they fessed up to their inner demons, don’t you?
These red, black and blue stick figures (and in Wayne Rooney’s case, complete with actual widow’s peak) obviously beg the question: whose self portrait bears the closest resemblance? And whose makes us LOL the most?
We’re going for Ryan Giggs’ polka-dotted salt and pepper beard FTW & Didier Drogba FTH (for the hair).