Sketchbook: They called him Greyhound

Horst Eckel

An amazing watercolour portrait. Not easy, watercolour portraiture and especially with this level of detail, hats off to you!

The smile. A glimpse of mischief about this man. Great portrait. Well done.

A lovely portrait of a very big personality. Beautifully painted Detlev.

Such a lovely watercolour portrait. Love his smile that you’ve captured.

Amazing work in every respect...

Thank you all very much for the great comments!

Le portrait est trés sympa , Monsieur Eckel sera content.

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A watercolour portrait of the now 89-year-old Horst Eckel. He is the last living player of the 1954 German World Cup winning team that defeated Hungary, who were considered invincible, 3-2 in Bern. It is an absolute privilege that I was able to meet this friendly and down-to-earth person. We met several times and I got goose bumps when he described his experiences of the legendary final.

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Detlev Bucks

Hi, I am from Germany and I live in the Palatinate, a beautiful region in southwest Germany very close to France. I work in the ad industry since my graphic design and illustration studies in the 80's. Painting is my second area of activity. My main sources of inspiration are the woodlands and…

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