World Cup ’10 Player Inspiration

I came across some inspirational artwork created by Braam Vanhaeren, a artist over at into1 – Creative Studio regarding the 2010 World Cup, he selected a few key players and then transformed them into works of art. You can read a bit more on this below.

World Cup ’10

Experimental Painting/Drawings by Bram Vanhaeren

° FIFA World Cup 2010 – South Africa
With the world cup coming up, I thought it would be the perfect moment to experiment again. I’ve selected few amazing players to work with. But as you can see they have no faces, because I believe in a team and not a Star Player in a World Cup. I hope it’s going to be a fantastic World Cup with a lot of goals and awesome safes by the goalkeepers. And I wish every country best of luck! May the best team win and don’t forget Fair play!

° Experiment
Every now and then I push myself to create some works in a style or with a method I’ve never done before. And this time I experimented to draw athletes and paint. I’ve never followed lessons before so I had to figure out how to work with paint and small brushes. But quickly I found it very amusing and relaxing. I worked with pencils and water paint on A3 rough paper. After the painting/drawing was done I played around with it in Photoshop.

After 30-35 Hours work, this is the result.

° For Sale
If anyone is interested, I’m selling the 10 original paintings for only 100 Euros. Only one person can buy them all. So be quick before it’s gone. You can buy this series here: Into1 Shop



Lionel Messi (Argentinia)


Fernando Torres (Spain)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Arjen Robben (The Netherlands)
Wayne Rooney (England)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameron)
Dider Drogba (Cote d’Ivoir)
Franck Ribbery (France)
Kaka (Brazil)

Behind the Scene Images of the work Compositions

Check it out on behance

Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: Jacquesvh.com - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

27 Comments
  1. Reply Stefan June 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    I really like the idea of portraying them as part of a team, but I really would have loved to see them with faces, or more subtle than solid black … maybe like a manikin’s face or similar.
    But they do look great when they’re next to each other! So that sort of makes my previous comment void lol. Keep it up mate!

  2. Reply Watch World Cup Online June 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    There is nothing more exciting than the World Cup?

  3. Reply Kelley Lochte June 11, 2010 at 3:10 AM

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  4. Reply Doretha Wilner June 12, 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Amazing site

  5. Reply Jerrell Bagron June 12, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Amazing site

  6. Reply Al Kamal Md. Razib June 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Great job ! good inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I like your works.

  7. Reply BOBETTE June 24, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    What a great game, I can’t believe USA did that.

  8. Reply Merah Hitam July 5, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Iy was cool.. i like the Argentina pic

  9. Reply Clipping path July 31, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    nice artistic look

  10. Reply Clipping path August 2, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    thanks for sharing

  11. Reply restoranlar August 26, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Wow, great art draws. Absolutely amazing!

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    Indeed there are many things worthy of inspiration, painting reflect her very impressive. Unfortunately, this year’s World Cup really exciting than in previous years, this year’s World Cup the most out of color than the forecast that the so-called speculation.

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    Nice inspiring collection of art. Very creative. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. :)

  14. Reply resensi film November 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    nicely done! i love messi of course

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    hey, really Messi is great than others and i like him very much. thanks for share this type of post..

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  17. Reply Jenny February 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    You have done amazing job and i like your creative concept.
    Nice post.

  18. Reply Web Inventa April 6, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Very creative design. Good to see. Thanks for share

  19. Reply Adept Clipping Path August 17, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Wow! Nice collection.messi is so nice. Thank you very much for share.

  20. Reply Virtual Startup Support November 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    That’s really awesome work of designer and really impressive work.

  21. Reply pranav February 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    wow, what a nice art, if you scroll down , football game gets live

  22. Reply Ecommerce website designer March 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

     Absolutely amazing.  Very well done.

  23. Reply Product Photography January 29, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Whats the planning for next World Cup!

  24. Reply mamun February 8, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    its superb……

  25. Reply mam_raj07 February 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    wow! nice & superb ..
    Thanks to share..

  26. Reply Carolina D. Horn February 15, 2017 at 6:50 AM

    Really all are inspiring here . Great thanks for shared this on public .

  27. Reply PiXelz Center April 11, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Lionel Messi (Argentinia)is my favourite one. Thanks for sharing your amazing article.

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