For the 2016 Euro Championship in France, Coca Cola Germany produced 2016 EURO Coca-Cola Can designs.  Indonesia-based visual artist Gilang Bogy was asked to produce portraits of German football players in his distinctive pop art style.

Gilang drew using Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait (WPAP) technique in 2013. His work on Dutch soccer player Robin van Persie was first noticed on social media platforms and his online portfolio. Using the online platform, the 22-year-old student of Sebelas Maret State University (UNS) in Surakarta, Central Java was able to display his specialization in the cubism digital illustration technique, or Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait (WPAP). 

He previously set up an account in the online community DeviantArt before setting up his online portfolio on Behance. Having mastered the WPAP style in 2013, Gilang said he received enough individual orders to earn a living.

“It’s no longer a hobby. I have never asked my parents for money to pay for tuition and my expenses since then,” he said.

It took him a solid month to finish drawing the faces of National Germany Soccer Team, making one portrait a day, with the exception of two players. “I needed only two hours to work on Lukas Podolski and two days for Karim Bellarabi,” he said.

His favorite however, was his portrait of forward player Andre Schűrrle. “His expression in the picture used for the portrait was very cool,” he said.