Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bear Bryant - 20 minute sketch

“It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
-Coach Bear Bryant

Paul William "Bear" Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team. During his twenty-five year tenure as Alabama's head coach he amassed six national championships and thirteen conference championships. Upon his retirement in 1982 he held the record for most wins as head coach in collegiate football history. At the University of Alabama, the Paul W. Bryant Museum, Paul W. Bryant Drive and Bryant-Denny Stadium are all named in his honor. He was also known for his trademark houndstooth hat, deep voice, casually leaning up against the goal post during pre-game warmups, and frequently holding his rolled-up game plan while on the sidelines.

Before arriving at Alabama, Bryant was head football coach at University of Maryland, the University of Kentucky, and Texas A&M University.


nanke's stuff said...

Wow! Only 20 minutes - it's wonderful. nancy

Anonymous said...

Incredible! Very gritty, immediate and "painterly."
This is one of your best! - George Wise

Ramona Davidson said...

Great sketch. Love the style.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This wonderful likeness in just 20 minutes?!! You should be very proud of this incredible, sensitive piece.