IF RICHMOND gets the feeling one of the enemy is close, it's not wrong.

A large mural of Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne has been created across the road from the MCG.

The Hawks have enlisted some of Melbourne's top street artists in a campaign to 'turn the city brown and gold' ahead of their first home game of the season at the 'G on Sunday.

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The portrait was created over five days by world-renowned artist Adnate

Burgoyne said it was a "little embarrassing" and a "little bit weird" but he thought Adnate had done a fantastic job.

"Hopefully it stays there for a while.... I don't know know if the Tiger Army will be too happy with it, but it's a nice spot. We'll see how long it lasts."

Shaun Burgoyne speaks to media in front of his mural. Picture: Getty Images