Friday's Rugby Face is an original art project by Ronnie which features internationally capped men's rugby players (chosen from his followers' suggestions each week).
Original mixed media artwork by Ronnie McInnes No.8 - Sergio Parisse © 2020.
Friday's Rugby Face is about celebrating some important players, big characters or inspirations from men's rugby union. Partly influenced by Pop Surrealism, I usually tie something into the narrative that has been inspired by video games.

The artwork was made by using a combination of long exposure (light painting) photography and digital art techniques. This is the eighth piece from the project and features Italian rugby player - no.8 - Sergio Parisse.
Regarded by some as the best and most rounded 8 in the world. I can see why. He can kick, catch, carry, offload like a dream, jump, tackle, step...the list goes on. However my project is not simply about being the best, it is also about character and spirit. Sergio has been on the losing side many times. But he still plays every game to win and, as captain, he encourages his teammates to do the same. A true leader who sets the example and the standard for his country with his own actions.
This week I chose Super Mario Bros. Admittedly, I saw on Sergios IG feed recently that he had been playing Mario with fond memories. So that was easy. But I think it fits perfectly too. I see Mario, Luigi and the various characters from the game as multi-skilled. I reckon it's safe to say Parisse is multi-skilled too.
I chose the flower power from the game. For those unfamiliar, it allows Mario to throw fireballs.
Each artwork from the series is being offered as a limited edition, professionally printed, A3 size Giclee print on cotton rag paper. Worldwide shipping available. Please see prices below:

Unmounted - £46 (plus p&p - print is shipped rolled up) each.
Mounted on acid free mountboard - £56 (plus p&p) each.

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