Minty Hawkey, better known for his artist name A Guy Called Minty, calls himself just an average bloke from the South Wales valleys who loves to draw, create and has a talent to share. With a huge worldwide online following and inspiring portfolio it is time to lose the average bit in that description and replace it with something more describing his talents!
A Guy Called Minty is an illustrator and artist who is inspired by music, film, fashion, but especially sports. Hence the feature here! He is versatile and likes experimenting with various mediums, always looking to challenge his creative boundaries, striving to create unique art. His works absolutely breathe modern cool, has a distinct signature and is impossible to look past!
All the biggest stars in sports, especially football, have been graced with an original, distinct Minty caricatural make over. His influencers from the old days are legends Edward Hopper and Salvador Dali, and he tries to go about things as they did. Go big or go home! In the current age he also draws inspiration from other caricaturists like Jason Seiller, Paul Moyse and Jeremy Geddes.
Minty is always striving to become better and get to the level the artist he admires have already reached in his eyes. We should be happy that we are a long for the ride and can see the growth of a true talent for capturing the essence of sport stars before our eyes!
Here are only presented my eight personal favourite Minty's, so be sure to visit his website for way more of his work!