June 13, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup - Day 7
The 2019 Women’s World Cup is underway! Over the next month, players from the national teams of 24 countries will compete, with the final match in the biggest Women’s World Cup yet taking place on July 7th in Lyon, France.
We’re celebrating the eighth edition of the tournament with a series of Doodles by guest artists representing each of the competing countries to capture the local excitement of the competition, as well as what the event means to them personally.
Stay tuned for more from the artists, and best of luck to all the players!
Today's Featured Artist Q&A
with early sketches and photos of the artists
Q: What inspired the visual concept for your drawing? Is there anything specific you’d like to call out from your work?
Australia – Sophie Beer
A: I tried to evoke the community spirit that football awakens in Australia, which is such a large and diverse country. Little kids in regional Australia find hope through football and find role models in their favorite players. Friends come together to watch matches, beers are poured, cheers are made, and a sense of unification and national pride permeates all of that.
Brazil – Laura Lannes
A: Soccer exerting a gravitational pull — a unifying force!
China – Lisk Feng
A: The Chinese Women’s football team needs more exposure and attention, as they play much better than the male group, but earn way less. I want to show the energy of this team, from the past to the future, hard-working yet cheerful — red roses shining underneath the stars.
South Africa – phathudesigns
A: The beauty of Johannesburg and South Africa.