Creating The Artwork
About the Artist: Rebecca Thomson
23 year old sports loving artist from Fife, Scotland.
I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil, it's all I've really done since then. I grew up constantly drawing cartoons and creating characters/stories and have since gone on to graduate with a degree in illustration from The University of Dundee.
I really found my interest in art however, when I began going to hockey in 2013. I tend to get a lot of questions about how I got into hockey being from Scotland and that comes down entirely to my family. My grandad has been supporting my local team, the Fife Flyers, for over 50 years. My parents both loved the sport and eventually so did I, and I couldn't have fell more in love with it. I quickly ended up going to every home game. In the photo to the left you'll see my seat - right behind the team bench, I absolutely love it. Lets just hope the puck never hits my drawing hand, I swear it gets closer every week...
About a year into supporting Fife I decided to try drawing a portrait of one of the players. I'd never drawn a 'realistic portrait' before this point but instantly fell in love with it. Since then I've taught myself to draw portraits, specializing in drawing sports people.