Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov is best known for his laconic artistry on the pitch, but over the last year or so he's used Facebook to show off the artistic pursuits contained in his sketchbook. At least, the ones that aren't too sensual for social media.
Join us now as we take a look inside the mind of...The Continental. These are the celebrity caricatures of Dimitar Berbatov ...
"When i see something on the web,and i like it,i try to draw it..In this case..one of my favorite hip hop artist..Snoop Dogg..if u like it,i'll put some more:)" -- April 3, 2012
Is there a resemblance between Berbatov's drawing of Snoop Dogg and himself? Either way, spelling out the name in smoke was a nice touch.
"Like i said before,if i see a picture or caricature i like,i try to draw it,to see if i can make it the same...i am just having some fun,and sharing it with you:)......This is the Greatest of them all....2pac:))" -- April 5, 2012
Clearly Dimitar's work here was influenced by the movie Coneheads.
"One of my favorite show ever..House:))" -- April 16, 2012
Ending each caption with a double smiley emoticon shows a certain vulnerability behind his work. It's also one of few things he has in common with Andrei Arshavin.
"H.H.:)))" -- April 28, 2012
Only in the mind of The Berba would 86-year-old Hugh Hefner have such well defined pecs.
"Two of my favorite actors, two legendary cops:)) LDF and BW:)))" -- June 18, 2012
We've definitely seen Berbatov make that facial expression on the left before. These are the characters that have influenced his own style of being.
"Quick drawing..:))..The best movie ever..:))))hahah" -- February 25, 2013
Berbatov's appreciation for The Godfather is well known. He says he learned to speak English by watching those movies. And he also does a pretty good impression of Don Corleone (skip ahead to 50 seconds into the video below).
So there you go. Now you know that when (not if) Dimitar asks you to pose nude for one of his sketches, he actually will attempt to draw you before he attempts to seduce you in the back of a carpeted van.
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