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).

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17 Responses to “EPL Charity Caricatures: Slim and Stick Figure-Like (For the Most Part)”

  1. aps says:

    I love Drogba's handwriting. A couple other handwritings are good too.

  2. rubyqueen19 says:

    what isa widow,s peak.??ive never heard of it.!!!anyway my waynie looks gorgeous..just like the real thing.mmm..

    • aps says:

      It’s the part of your hair that comes down a little in the middle of ur forhead.

  3. Inés says:

    I love how Wayne Rooney made enphasis on his blue eyes! lol

    I liked Cesc's draw a lot! though his handwriting isn't that good…

  4. NandosGirl says:

    "Didier Drogba by Didier Drogba" LOL brilliant.

  5. LadyInRed says:

    Rooney's crazy with those red and blue eyes :D

    Oh, 'ballers sometimes are so funny :D

  6. Emily says:

    and we can all thank messers Hewlett and Packard for bringing us the miracle of desktop printers, making it possible for us to all have a little bit more Cesc in our homes… his drawing appears to downplay his overbite…

  7. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    Didier Drogba’s is just full of epic win, lol. Rio Ferdinand’s was a really good drawing, but it looked more like Raul to me, lol.

  8. The Barcagirl says:

    lol, I liked cesc`s best. get well soon!!!!!!!

  9. carly says:

    I'm glad they didn't decide to draw for a living.

    Giggs is the funniest, but overall I think they could have been a bit more imaginative. Obviously people will pay for anything they write down but it could be better. Anyway, charity is what matters.

  10. Kleon says:

    LOL those "self portraits" made me laugh

  11. Love Wayne’s blue eyes! :)

    The footballing world can never do enough to acknowledge the Legend that is King Eric Cantona.

  12. nina_s_ says:

    "Didier Drogba by Didier Drogba"… :) ))

  13. rain_s_child says:

    cesc… love his handwritting…looks a bit abstract. and i see he’s the only one who has pictured himself scoring. you can tell a lot by someone’s writing or drawing. get well soon, cescy!

  14. iloveemanunited. says:

    lovee rooneys with his gorgeous bluee eyes x

  15. Louise says:

    Honestly, the widow's peak reminds me more of Berba…

    Giggs's is good, but putting it in red makes it less "stubble" and more "acne."

  16. Erin says:

    Ha! Good for them. It's nice to see that Drogba has a realistic perspective on his own hair. I like that he also labelled it "Didier Drogba by Didier Drogba". Just in case you weren't sure. ;)