BLACK Cats fans Dominic Thierry produced this stunning image of Paolo Di Canio to get fans in the right spirit for tomorrow.
Twenty-six-year-old Dominic has been working as a freelance digital artist since leaving St Aidan’s sixth form in 2004.
“At school I was creative with traditional art, but when I left I taught myself Photoshop by taking YouTube tutorials,” he said.
“I started out doing pretty mundane basic Photoshop jobs using a freelancer site, through which I’ve built working relationships with a number of agents around the world and I now have a decent client list on my CV including Nike, Golden Flow, and National Geographic.”
The Di Canio image is just the latest in a series Dominic has produced for his beloved Sunderland and has proved a hit on Twitter with the club’s fans.
“I feel a responsibility to bring out a new image each season now, the fans seem to love it,” he said.
“Last year I created the Subbuteo image with Martin O’Neill, but this Di Canio image seems to be more popular. I’ve been a fan of Sunderland for as long as I can remember,” he said.
“I’m sure the Di Canio era will bring a few more smiles.”
To see more examples of Domnic’s work, visit www.dominicthierry.daportfolio.com.