[B2B] How long have you been illustrating for now?
[AB] I started last year just before the World Cup. My Laptop is falling apart & I was given an old Wacom drawing pad for free but it's all good.
[B2B] Where do you get your inspiration from ahead of starting a new piece?
[AB] I've always been interested in the aesthetic side of Football - kits, boots, obscure strikers, fan culture & colours. Illustration just seemed the best way for me to express & create something to fuel my obsession.
Nostalgia is something we all feel fondly of when talking about Football and this is something that drives my work.
There are also some highly talented people within the small corner of Football culture Social media at the moment & their work also inspires me - whether this is print, illustration, articles or clothing.
[B2B] What is it that you love so much about illustrating footballers?
[AB] It has to be the Nostalgia.
I recently drew Edgar Davids & I was smiling the whole way through. Sad, I know, but Edgar Davids, 'init.
There's always something to create - there's virtually a game on every evening now & I'm sure we have all noticed some of the reactive work from illustrators (Cc: Reuben Dangoor) & the conversations it can lead to (mostly positive - although I did get SLAUGHTERED for drawing Fergie in a MCFC shirt).