Craig Black, a former professional footballer from Greenock, Scotland, has found a new passion and career as an artist. Growing up, Black had a love for both football and drawing. After leaving his football career behind, he decided to pursue art following a chance meeting with his old art teacher. Black joined a course at Glasgow’s Cardonald College, where he rekindled his love for drawing and design. After graduating, he moved to London and worked for design agencies, specializing in typography. Behind the scenes, Black was creating his own studio in Greenock, where he began experimenting with acrylic paint to create striking designs. He came up with the idea of pouring paint in colored layers over a football, combining his passions for football and art. His work has taken him to events like the Qatar World Cup and the Champions League Final. Black’s journey from football to art showcases the importance of following one’s passion and finding fulfillment in unexpected places.