Young artist makes portrait of 'Bata' Reyes, meets his idol | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Young artist makes portrait of ‘Bata’ Reyes, meets his idol

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:00 PM January 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Efren “Bata” Reyes was an undeniable artist when it comes to billiards, so it’s no surprise that “The Magician” was also an artistic inspiration for a 19-year-old Industrial Technology major from Pampanga.

The billiards legend became the model for John Marko David Dadulo’s charcoal portrait that paved the way for the young artist to finally meet his childhood hero.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Ever since I was a kid, sir Efren has been my idol,” wrote Dadulo on his Facebook account. “My grandparents had a pool hall at the back of our house and I always hear sir Efren’s name while also watching him on TV. From then on I admired him.”

FEATURED STORIES

Sulit yung ginawang portrait dun sa smile ni sir Efren Reyes🖤

Posted by John Marko David Dadulo on Thursday, January 14, 2021

As for their meeting, Dadulo was at a loss for words.

“I was speechless. I didn’t know what to say.”

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Billiards, Efren “Bata” Reyes, portrait, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.