Around 40 top footballers have shown their skills off the pitch and on paper in an effort to raise money for charity. Stars such as Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, Fabregas and Gerrard and many others agreed to draw self portraits of themselves which will be put together into a small book and auctioned for charity. We’ve attached some of the portraits which we think are the best in this blog post these include Rooney’s and Gerrard’s.
These Premiership stars drew themselves and then got a graphologist to interpret what they had drawn and give her verdict on what each drawing said about the stars mind and character. The graphologists said that Rooney’s self portrait had hints of picasso style, he had made his head and eyes quite large and mixed between a blue and red pen, using the red for his mouth which she claimed was a sensuality style that Rooney had.
The mix was quite different with some footballers such as Theo Walcott simply drawing a stick man incomparison to John Carew whose drawing looked most human. Rooney added colour and a bit more depth to his drawing which many others lacked to. Quite an interesting portrait was that by David James the England and Portsmouth goalkeeper who has been known for his drawing added a question mark to his portrait which was interesting. Steven Gerrard the Liverpool and England midfielder drew a longer than normal neck on his self portrait. Jenas drew a man with big muscles and a large six pack and this was interpreted as showing that he valued these types o attributes important to a footballer or person in general.
All these self portraits will be auctioned off in a book called the Art of Football on 12th April and all proceeds will be going to Nordoff Robbins, which is a charity that delivers music therapy for those who will benefit from it. They offer over 30,000 music therapy sessions to both children and adults who are in need each year. More info here: www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/
We have to say we love Theo’s simplicity and added effects to show his speed! Lets hope we see his speed in the world cup (if he comes)