Bloodied but unbowed he’s one of Huddersfield Town’s never-say-die heroes.
Now legendary former striker and club ambassador Andy Booth is to be immortalised by artist David Walker – and fans can watch the artwork being created.
Stockport-based David, 56, has produced several unusual Town pictures but now he is to create a shades-of-grey watercolour of Town legend Booth.
While the exact design will remain under wraps, the picture will take its inspiration from this Examiner shot – and Boothy will bleed blue blood.
The picture was taken during Town’s 2-1 home win over Bristol Rovers in August 2003 when Booth went off for stitches in an eye wound – and returned wearing the same No9 shirt as Jon Stead.
David said: “This is a really dramatic and well-known picture and sums up what Andy Booth is all about.
“I will be using several different images to base the final work on but Andy will be bleeding blue blood.”
David’s most eye-catching work so far is his own take on the iconic picture of construction workers having lunch hanging precariously from a girder on the New York skyline.
For Legend Builders, the faces of the men working on the RCA Building skyscraper in 1932 were replaced by Town heroes past and present, including Booth.
David is currently working on the base pencil sketch for his new work and is looking for suitable venues in and around Huddersfield to stage his ‘pop up’ exhibition and live demonstration.
David will be in situ all day at each venue with Town fans, artists and interested observers invited to watch him work.
By the end of the session, a near finished piece should emerge.
“I’ve done this many times before but not in Huddersfield,” said David. “It’s always been very well received.”
David is looking for venues such as libraries, shops, supermarkets, pubs or clubs. He has hosted demonstrations at Bolton Wanderers FC and at his own favourite club Stockport County in the past.
To contact David e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Facebook.