Evan Shoman has been bringing MMA fighters to life on "Bristol" paper since 2005 where he first completed a drawing of Chuck Liddell. Since then, he has been using his No. 2 and No.4 pencils to draw over 100 MMA portraits of various fighters including Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar, Bas Rutten, Mirko Cro Cop, Frank Mir, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Randy Couture, and many more. Each individual piece takes approximately 40-60 hours to complete and the evidence is on his middle finger, which features a lump that resembles Mark Hominick's head after a fight with Jose Aldo.
Any fan, casual or hardcore, should go and check out his work that I can only describe as incredible. The site is: www.shomanart.com where you can purchase his amazing artwork for a very reasonable price. Evan's website also offers a large selection of autographed artwork signed by the actual fighter featured on the print, which is also very economic for everyone to purchase. The site is mainly made up of MMA prints but is not limited to the sport as Evan displays pictures from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, Boxing, Bodybuilding, WWE and some various other drawings such as musicians and actors.
I must warn you though, once you view his site, I am not responsible for how many prints you purchase as I have filled a hallway with 10 prints so far and am still not satisfied. As you will try to find wall space to display them on, he comes out with incredible new pieces that you just have to have.
The following is an exclusive Q&A interview session with Evan Shoman in order get to know the artist more than you did five minutes ago.
Featured portraits are actual pieces that are available on www.shomanart.com that you can view and purchase along with many other prints. Go check them all out!