Saturday, 4 December 2010

Football Fanatics

You may have heard on the news recently, many discussions on the subject of football - not one of my favourite topics.  But here are two of my Dad's drawings which may mean something to those with a greater knowledge of former football stars than I have.





The last painting must have been done very early on in his drawing career - probably when he was still at school - but it's clear to see the dawning of  the artist in his soul!




These are the latest Sepia Saturday offerings from me and mine.

13 comments:

  1. Havent really got a clue who they are but the top one could be Jackie Milburn - only because I think he had a fine head of black hair and wore a Newcastle shirt.
    Nice drawings and a lovely memory no doubt.

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  2. Your Dad's drawings show a wonderful talent that has passed on to you...and these pictures are a wonderful momento to have for future generations!

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  3. What fabulous pictures. I'm not a football fan, but I am a fan of these pics :O)

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  4. Even though I don't know anything about football (either US or UK type), I love these pics!

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  5. I'm giggling now! what great poses those footballers made..so no difference than today then?!

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  6. I love your Dad's drawings. Keep 'em coming!

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  7. Dear Pen,
    those drawings are marvellous! Not being in for football very much (even mixing the terms with soccer!) of course I cannot recognise whom he draw - but it is finely done! The only football team I look for is Hamburg's "St Pauli" - very rough guys, very tough and from the wrong side of the town:-)
    Do you have a lot of drawings from your Dad?

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  8. These are incredible. I love his distinctive drawing style-- and they're even cooler when you blow them up to see the detail!

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  9. I love the third chap's chest . Very splendid !

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  10. your dad's drawings are wonderful, how very special that you have them.

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  11. I have no knowledge of football but I can appreciate your dad's talent. Thanks for sharing the drawings with us.

    I'm beginning to sense that he drew quite a lot. When you first started sharing his drawings I had the impression from what you said that there were a "few." So glad there are many!

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  12. while i prefer canadian and american football, i also enjoy this game but i have no knowledge of its history. these are fun drawings. nice that you've preserved them.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  13. Dear Jinksy: What special memories and what a talented artist your father! I was also hoping to see your beautiful parents wedding day pic with the beautiful veil that became your Christianing dress! Got me to thinking I should do this as well! What wonderful treasures!

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