Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bernard (BHop) Hopkins aka The Executioner

Boxer Boxing Bernard Hopkins Art Sketch Drawing Hall of FameHands down one of my favorite boxers of the era today. This man has withstood the test of time and is still ticking. The judges robbed him of his victory of Calzaghe and Taylor (I'll argue both fights, but some feel he didn't do enough in the first to warrant a victory). But hey like they say "style makes fights" and Taylor was just a bad style matchup for him. He's on his way to fight my former favorite boxer Roy Jones Jr. I have mixed feelings about the fight because Roy has disappointed me soooooo much in the past years losing and getting knocked out by mediocre fighters. I still think it will be a better fight for Bernard than for Roy cuz it closes a chapter in Hopkins book of a fighter if he wins while it really does nothing for Roy if he wins since he's already beat him before. Who will I be rooting for....don't know! I don't like rooting for Roy cuz he had done nothing but let me down lately, but its hard to just throw him away. I like Hopkins too though because he keeps defying the odds. No matter who counts him out he always proves them wrong. He's a proven Hall of Fame fighter that continues to be viewed as the underdog for some reason. How can I not go for him, right?! I guess we'll see....

This is a drawing of Hopkins with graphite on printer paper. Trying to get more into draftsmanship and working out my errors with my drawings at this stage before painting. It was good practice and I actually did get a lot of anatomical issues resolved as well as feature placement with this drawing.

"26 Make level paths for your feet
and take only ways that are firm.
27 Do not swerve to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil."
Proverbs 3: 26-27