Conor McGregor Drawing in Charcoal.
Work started on the Conor McGregor drawing in January 2016. I hadn’t drawn in about 25 years and I had never drawn a portrait before. I honestly had no idea what it would turn out like, I just drew it. It took way too long to complete the Conor McGregor drawing as I had long periods where I didn’t work on it at all.
I made plenty of corrections to proportions and shading spending hundreds of hours getting the detail as accurate as possible. Despite the time it took I managed to finish the piece in March 2016.
I drew the Conor McGregor Drawing in pencil and charcoal on A2 size paper(420mm x 594mm,16.53 x 23.39 inches). The original is currently available for purchase.
The Copper House Gallery in Dublin provides me with expertise in fine art printing so you can be assured of only the best reproduction of the original prints. Limited prints are available in sizes A4, A3 and A2 starting at €119.00. Larger sizes are available on special request.
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A Bit About Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish mixed martial artist (MMA). He competes in the featherweight and lightweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
In the time he swooped into the UFC, McGregor has become a lightning rod for controversy. But he has backed up his braggadocio with skilled MMA and an ability to draw fans. Most come to cheer him, some hoping to see him cut down to size.
At UFC 189 in Las Vegas, he made good on a vow to knock out Chad Mendes, capturing the interim featherweight title and setting up a showdown with Jose Aldo, the UFC’s pound-for-pound king.
McGregor’s impressive rise in the UFC took place in a little over two years. It was almost impossible not to notice him after he knocked out Diego Brandao on UFC Fight Night Dublin in July 2014, then spectacularly announced, “We’re not here to take part. We’re here to take over.”
McGregor won 13 bouts in succession from February 2011 to January 2015, culminating with a knockout of Dennis Siver. When he leaped over the Octagon fence to challenge Aldo, sitting in the front row, there was no denying him a title shot.
It looked like it might happen. The two took part in a world tour, but less than a month before their bout, Aldo was forced to withdraw because of a rib injury.
McGregor, although disappointed, didn’t miss a beat, insisting he would stop Mendes and claim the interim belt, which he insisted was the legitimate title. He struggled in the first round, landing on his back and absorbing a cut over his right eye, but he charged back. In the second round, after another takedown, he got back on his feet and finished a weary Mendes with punches.
The fight attracted a crowd of 16,019 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a gate $7.2-million, proving McGregor’s sizable drawing power. Some 3,000 Irish fans converged on Las Vegas and left deliriously happy.
McGregor’s 18-2 record includes a 6-0 mark in the UFC. He has 16 knockouts, one submission win and 12 first-round finishes.