Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 1300 × 1839


Submitted on
August 13
Image Size
670 KB


5,515 (4 today)
369 (who?)
#2 Thomas Muller by Templado #2 Thomas Muller by Templado

Number 2 on the list and 25 in Bayern Munchen or 13 in German national team, if you wish.

Association: Berkut (Bercut) also known as golden eagle. Why? Berkut might not look too fancy and may look a bit dull in comparison to smaller raptors in the way of hunting, yet it is very strong big bird, that knows exactly when and where to strike. Thomas is also known for that type of when-and-where precision. And who can be all around the field if not a bird of prey, keeping its sharp eyes on everything around, ready to swoop down right in the place, where it needs to be.

And in spite of growling association with big cats or other toothy animals, cats are rarely up to make some real sound - only if you`ll step on their tail, yet birds are much more noisy creatures, even raptors are up for some loud shouting in the air. And as we all see, Muller is also pretty much… talkative on the field.

And ofcourse, you just cant deny complete badassery of a bird, that is taught to kill not some of your mere birds or rabbits, but wolves and other birds of prey.
Only major flaw of berkut is that he is faar not as fun and adorable, as her Muller can be, when he smiles.

So, what the penguin is happening here?

Well… when it was one step before The Final in this year mundial, I`ve sworn to my friends, that if german team will make it, I`ll draw them all.
All of us know what happened after. So, as a person of honor, I`m getting down to my promises.
So, why Muller this time? No logic here. Just pure blind adoration towards this person. Also just got itchy hands to draw exactly his face right here, right now.
And, as always… My english, sadly, is too poor for me to tell you, how awesome he is.

Hope, he will be fine and lucky in his life. Just need to say great “Thank you” for great play and loads of inspiration that he and national german team gave me.

Anyway, that is why all the insanity began here.

Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-27
Suggester said: Templado is a stupendous artist and person. This piece, one of two in an ongoing footballer series, not only exhibits remarkable detail with the player, but also with the eagle in the background.

#2 Thomas Muller by Templado ( Suggested by vlpn and Featured by diphylla )
veekaizhanez Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Muller!! :heart: And you got DD  as well?? :faint:
OlaNaTungee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is breathtaking O_o  I have no words, seriously. Obviously I'm not the only one who associates the German NT with animals, but THIS... whoa. 
Sin-Cats Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I absolutely enjoy your paintings of the german team! *o* <3
Your association are so accurate too! :'D Müller and Neuer are my favorite, they are so super cool :'D
I knew germany would win :D haha
marianus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like it very much :)

It's interesting that you associate him with an golden eagle. In Germany he is often associated with storck ;)
CattyMcNuggets Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't realize it was a painted image until I zoomed in. XD 
Very well deserved DD! <3
Watolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that eagle and, nature nose, and red clothes made me think of Roman, lol, dat history. 
Naritta Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I thought from the thumbnail this was a hyper detailed Haikyuu fan art but I'm still happy I saw this ^^
jellyfishthefanarter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous art! <3
Love-and-Blades Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! He's my favourite football player~ EXO : Kyungsoo Fangirling 
Add a Comment: