Should I really present him?! He has been a role model for so many young handball players in the world. Known from everybody, he was the face for the french handball for so many years. A great player, a great guy!! Respect!!
I'm writing this small post to say thank you to everybody that at least once look at my blog and my drawings, and thank you to all of you who like to see a new caricature. I'm really happy to say that I had over 23 000 views since I put it online (5 months), for that thank you!
What should I say about him?! Every handball player knows his name. Everybody knows who he is. I like to say that when he plays, he makes handball look so easy to practice, so nice to watch. There are many great players like Karabatic, Jicha, Mikkel Hansen, Abalo...but he is something special, he has something else in his style, that made him the best handball player in the world some years ago.
He is one of the most popular handball face in Germany. As player many years ago, and then as trainer of the "mannschaft". He won the world championship in Germany in 2007. I've "met" him on my tv screen as a child, and now since I'm playing in Gummersbach, It happens that I meet him sometimes in the city. :))
I had the chance to play with him for one season, and i'm glad of it. He's open, always in a good mood, and funny. I also like him 'cause he's always positive thinking, even when he had a hard season due to injuries, he stayed as he always is.
This guy is a great goalkeeper, playing in Ciudad Real, huh I mean Athletico Madrid. :-) I had the chance to play some times against him, that's why I can say that he is one the best goalkeeper in the world.
So, what should I say about him?! First he is a great goalkeeper, world, europe, and olympic champion. Beside this success, I can describe him with those words: open, kind, friendly, engaged, respectful, calm. That's the kind of man he is. Since many years now, he's "working" for his association, DK Coeur Afrique. Take 2 minutes and go check the association's website: www.dk-coeur-afrique.org
A common friend, Vedran Zrnic, suggested me to draw his caricature. I was of course for it, 'cause he has a great face to caricature. He also plays the same position like me, but he is with some others, one of the best player in the world at this position.
He is known from every handball fan, player, trainer, as the best defense player in the world since many years now! His nickname in Spain where he plays, is "La Roca", and everyone who has ever met him (or seen him playing) can confirm that he earned it just naturally!!
This time I made a caricature for my german friends. It's a first on my blog because it's the first woman I draw! I normally have problems drawing women but at the end, she looks really nice and funny. A.I.
It's been almost a month since my last post. This one is special, because the others caricatures were family, friends, or people I like. He's not someone I like for sure, but since he's almost everyday on my TV when I turn it on, I had to notice that his face is perfect for caricature. A.I.
This one is special!! This guy is an artist! On the handball court but also in his private life. He paints, draws and more other stuff. He's a really nice person, open to the people, and 90% of the time in a good mood, the others 10%??! He's sleeping!! :) So I hope that his artist's eye will not be so hard on me and my work. I.A.
The first caricature of a handball player! He is one of the best handball player in the world, but also a great friend of mine, that's why I picked him. I made him ugly on my caricature, I know!! But that's where the art of caricature becomes fun!! And I'm sure that when he will look at this picture, he will laugh out loud with his bro, (my best friend) Luka!! Signed: Monsieur Leba. Luka?! ;-) I.A.
For the first post ever on my blog, a picture of my role model and idol, in sport and in life, my father. For the caricature, I picked a picture where he's not the ''prettiest'', ok!! But It was such a funny picture that's why I selected it. I. A.