The Fighter II.psd
This portrait is inspired by the many photos of Muhammed Ali from just before he started a camp.
A boxer is concentrated preparing for the next fight. The man is muscular and all of his body radiates strength. His eyes won't let you go. Piercingly he looks at you.... Why, are you his opponent?
The lines in the work suggest that he and you are standing in a boxing ring; all alone you are standing there together with him. Only some incident light and for the rest it is all dark; no audience, no referee, no trainers... Really all alone you stand there face to face with a trained fighter. Yet his blue eyes have something friendly about them.
What do I wish to portray with this work you may wonder. every day you find yourself in a boxing ring facing someone else who can be an opponent. Business or in a personal relationship, it doesn't matter. You are confronted with it all the time and.... The one who is best prepared will win.
So practice every day because there will come a day when you will face a fight and rest assured if you have not done it you will lose.