The Rise of the Italian Stallion


Rocky is one of the greatest boxing movies ever made! It was created by Sylvester Stallone and made him a superstar!

I tried to capture the violence and chaos that happens in a boxing match, as well as emphasizing the destruction done to Rocky’s face from his opponent. His eyes are swollen shut, his jaw is also swollen and there is blood streaming from open cuts on his face.

I kept the background white to show his purity in his cause and the heroic campaign he embarked on to gain the boxing championship.

Below are the stages of the painting. It starts with a pencil drawing. This is one of my favorite pencil drawings. I took my time to get it right. Once the drawing is perfect, the rest of the painting falls into place.

Rocky-1 Rocky-2 Rocky-3 Rocky-4 Rocky-5



1 comment for “The Rise of the Italian Stallion

  1. Patty gore
    December 18, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Todd how much for a small print? My son n law ( Tina husband) is the biggest Rocky fan and his birthday is coming up.

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