Renowned Alabama artist, Daniel A. Moore, has released his “Pencil Sketch” to commemorate the Tide’s 42-14 win over the Tigers in the 2011 Iron Bowl.
“More than just documenting this historic win, I want this painting to portray the fulfillment of the vow, ‘Never Again,’ which the Alabama players adopted after last year’s humbling loss – a come-from-behind win by Auburn,” Mr. Moore explains. “I want the meaning of the painting to communicate a real-life, positive message to all who see it. Most of our greatest lessons are learned through struggles and mistakes, and then being committed not to repeat them. True to their vow and commitment, there was no letdown by Bama’s players at the end of this year’s Iron Bowl. Although this was exemplified by the entire team, I can think of no better representative image through which I can express this than that of Trent Richardson’s 4th-quarter, Heisman-caliber run.”
The Preliminary Pencil Study
Now that Mr. Moore has conceived the image for the painting in his mind, his next step is to compose a dynamic and original composition for the painting. After extensive research and exploring numerous possibilities for his composition, he will solidify his final composition in a pencil drawing on paper. We will post Mr. Moore’s pencil drawing as soon as it becomes available.
Because the artist also works out the lighting (the light, medium and dark values) for the painting in his preliminary drawings, these resulting pencil images on paper make for striking monochromatic works of art. After these preliminary processes are completed, Mr. Moore will then break out the brushes and oil paints and proceed to “bring to life” his artistic conception.
This print is limited to 5000 copies and measures 13 1/2 X 17 inches.It has been personally signed by Daniel Moore in pencil in the bottom margin.