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Hally Ink work proving a big hit

Hartlepool United legend Brian Honour with the Hally Ink piece of work

Hartlepool United legend Brian Honour with the Hally Ink piece of work

AN illustrator admits he has been “overwhelmed” by the response to his new creations with sales from as far afield as India and Australia.

Hartlepool-born Gavin Hall, who works under the name Hally Ink, creates caricatures of famous footballers by hand drawing them with pencil and markers.

It started as a hobby with Hartlepool United legends - Brian Honour, Joe Allon, Joel Porter and Ritchie Humphreys - but has quickly spiralled and now Gavin does commissions for people across the globe.

Gavin, who now lives in Tyneside, told the Mail: “Drawing has always been my passion and hobby however this has evolved into a business over recent months, due to the increased interest in my work.

“I have completed several commission pieces and my work is available in a few shops down south and I have had customers from as far afield as India and Australia.

“My style is constantly developing and I still continue to enjoy each piece I produce. I have been overwhelmed by the response from everyone including Pools fans and even the Poolie Legends I have illustrated,” added Gavin, who regularly visits town to see family, friends and Pools.

To get in touch email HallyInk@outlook.com.

l To win a Hartlepool United legends print name all four Pools players featured. Closing date is Friday, August 8 and one lucky reader will be selected. Send your answers to Richard Mennear, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX or email richard.mennear@jpress.co.uk

 

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