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This is a very humble and crude charcoal drawing of a receiver catching a football in the end zone. The questions sometimes arise from sports fans as to why I would draw something this simple and crude. Well, one of the reasons is that I get bored seeing the same old drawings and paintings of sports action in a traditional, finished and polished style. The idea of an artist is to capture the essential meaning or feeling of the image. So to draw or paint it like a photograph takes away from that idea. That is not to say that I did that in this drawing – but an attempt to do so in all of my work. It is in the trying.
Charcoal drawing of a football player by artist John Robertson is 18" x 24" on paper.