The inspiration for this piece came from Del Piero’s farewell message to the fans of Juventus, specifically the part where he said
No colour will ever be brighter for me than black and white
With this is mind I wanted to do an illustration that was monochrome and minimalist. The emphasis being on the player himself, with only a suggestion of the black and white stripes of Juve in the background.
I’d also like to draw your attention to this brilliant article from James Horncastle who gives his own personal assessment on Del Piero’s career – Saying Goodbye To Del Piero