This is the first in a series of blog posts that will give you an insight into my studio process to reveal how and why the players are depicted in the Sheffield Wednesday 150th Dream Scene.
My aim is to create a magical yet believable post-game celebration in the current day sheds, featuring Owls legends, as chosen by you the fans, from throughout the entire history of this great club. The players will gather to swap stories that have become part of club folklore in a scene that will truly be every fan's... dream come true.
As a former professional footballer and sports fan myself, I understand what a club means to it's community; that the fans love the players for who they are, not just what they can do. So much goes on in a club's history I cannot hope to cover it all. My goal is to create something that resonates with the fans reminding them why they love their club.
I'll show you how I construct the figures from several photos and models and why I have placed some of them in certain poses.
The first guy to arrive in the Dressing room of Dreams is Swedish Superstar Right Back, Roland Nilsson. My research tells me that he was all class, both on and off the field. He was famous for his professional approach amongst a group of highly talented yet fun loving local lads who were elevated by his attitude and preparation. Apart from his sublime skills he was pivotal in taking the team to the next level. I think his team mates also taught him to let his considerable hair down too!!
He waves a discerning finger at someone in particular (to be revealed) to enjoy themselves... but not too much!!
I will be posting behind the scenes updates regularly. Stay tuned for more next week.