Thought hard about this print. I wanted to illustrate Jimmy in characteristic dribbling action – ball on his toe & perfectly balanced to spin either way – so that became the main image…
but I also wanted to show him beating defenders tackles, shooting for goal, and celebrating a goal, so they became small vignettes…
Decided to draw Jimmy with socks around his ankles, like he’s been buzzing around all game. Also added some of the trophies Jimmy won at Celtic – he won many more but I ran out of room!
Last thing was to add Jimmy’s own words, “I was always an entertainer. The pitch was my stage, the whistle meant it was showtime,” which sums him up perfectly.
*Jimmy Johnstone Print available HERE!
*Thanks to thecelticwiki for lots of Jimmy Johnstone info & images!
Coming up: Print 4 – Celtic Lisbon Lions Champions ’67