Monday, September 17, 2012

Glory, glory to South Sydney...

I took two of my nephews to the semi-finals of the NRL (Australian rugby league competition). One of the boys follows Souths or the "Rabbitohs" so it was a huge game for him, but we all got caught up in the moment. This team has been under-performing in the last couple of years but have had an awesome season this year. They played the Canberra Raiders who didn't play as well as they had in the last couple of games to make the play-offs.

The game was at Homebush, and it was the stadium (albeit now a smaller modified facility) used for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. I drew this when the two teams came out to warm up before kick off. We were sitting in Souths territory, not far from "The Burrow" where all the die-hard faithful sit.
I tried drawing the players as they were going through their warm ups. I had to rely on "snapshotting" their movement in my mind than hope for them to stand still long enough to draw.