in the city of blinding lights

roberto mancini

Roberto Mancini (which is Italian for Robert of Man City), or at least a close approximation, drawn in the Stillman and Birn gamma book, mostly in copic multiliner until it decided to give up on me. I have been practising drawing Mr Mancini, but still I haven’t quite captured his eyes; they’re too dark, too intense, as though Tevez is giving him evils. Still, this is progress, not perfection, and I’ll keep practising (until they sack him). I have a soft spot for Mancini. I was a big fan of his as a player at Sampdoria (my Italian team preferisco back in the giorno). And he’s a good looking fellow too. After all the untold riches City have had heaped upon them lately, I suddenly felt sorry for them when United went top recently; City fans are long suffering, and to be pipped now would be gut-wrenching. They look destined, despite winning every single home game, to ‘do a Newcastle’. (Notice how I’m not talking about Spurs nbeing pipped into 3rd by Arsenal. Lots of pipping going on.)

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3 thoughts on “in the city of blinding lights

  1. Linda Daily says:

    Pete,
    Not a clue what you are talking about except it refers to
    UK football—-but the guy is a looker!
    Good job.

  2. perrine renoir says:

    i haven’t found an art blog with an illustration of a football personality — or maybe i’m not looking hard enough and long enough. but yeah, good job with mancini. i’m a xabi alonso fan and i never dared drawing him — except his back facing me. T_T

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