Sunday, April 13, 2014

Zemgus Girgensons

It all finally ends today, finally the worst year for a Sabres fan in history comes to a close and I can sit back and watch the St. Louis Blues steam roll... wait what? lost 5 in a row? Miller hasn't been that great? well hopefully they just resign him so we get the 1st round pick.

I'll be at the game and to send them off here is a piece I did of my pick for Sabres MVP Zemgus Girgensons. This was another one of my comic book cover meets NHL designs (it was based on an X-Men cover) but I decided to alter it slightly and not give it the full comic cover look and more like a poster of the player.

Zemgus Girgensons

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Marcus Foligno Vs. Brenden Dillon Art

Marcus Foligno Returns for the Sabres tonight from what looked like a season ending injury late last week. Here is a pencil sketch of him going at Brenden Dillon of the Dallas Stars I did a few months ago, people have asked me to do some art work of a fight, I believe this may be my 1st.  

I've been piling up artwork to unleash for the playoff match ups, if you have any art work you want to submit featuring any of the playoff teams be sure to send it within the next few weeks and I'll include it in the match ups

Marcus Foligno Vs. Brenden Dillon

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dominik Hasek Art

For long time followers of the blog and anyone that knows me personaly, you know Domink Hasek is my favorite NHL player of all time. It's nice to see the Sabres and Hasek have had a better relationship now than when he requested a trade to the Redwings, it probably has a lot to do with the new Sabres ownership, who is doing a great job in bring back Sabres alumni except a few *cough*Lafontaine*cough*.
Before tomorrows game the Sabres are inducting Hasek into their hall of fame and I made sure I got a ticket to attend. The Sabres also just announced today they will retire his number next season in which I'll be sure to attend as well.  So here is a recent art piece I recently did of the Dominator, drawn in ink and colored digitally. I got this piece printed on canvas and hanging up in my rec room, one of my favorites.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Roger Crozier by Thomas Harding

Thomas has been a regular contributor to the blog so I created a link in the artists section on the right side of the page if you want to view all of his work. He has sent in some great old time goalie drawings, and each is better than the next, in my opinion.

Here he submits his drawing of Roger Crozier playing goal for the Detroit Red Wings. As a Sabres fan, and yet to be born during his playing days, What I knew of Crozier is that he was was the 1st Sabres goalie and played some big games for the Sabres in the 1970's and played in the infamous fog game in the cup finals in 1975 against the Flyers.

Thanks for your continued submission of your art for the blog Thomas!

Roger Crozier

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ryan Miller: Traded but Sabres related Art anyway

Well it finally happened, the Buffalo Sabres have finally traded Ryan Miller and then the franchise feel apart as Pat Lafontaine "resigned" as President of Hockey Ops. So while my team tries to pick up the pieces with quite a few draft picks and a new GM in Tim Murray who I like so far, I'm a Blues fan for the rest of the way.

I think Ryan Miller will go down as my 2nd favorite goalie behind Hasek, for what he did in the mid 2000's with the Sabres are great memories for me as well as winning the Vezina in 2010 and what he did in the 2010 Olympics. I have a number of Ryan Miller Art work I haven't posted yet as I was looking through my archives, so here are 2 that I recently did this year. The 1st one was drawn in ink and colored digitally the 2nd was drawn all digitally.

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jonathan Quick by Stephen Bardsley

Stephen has been a regular contributor to the blog, so much so he has his own link on the right side of the page where you can look at his other hockey related artwork and website

Stephen does a lot of sports related art work and I'm pretty sure every one is done with a ball point pen, speaking of experience on a lot of high school folders, drawing in ball point pen is one of the hardest tools draw with and make it look really good. Here he gives us a pen drawing of Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick (the drawing actually contains red and blue pen however he was not able to get a good photo because of the reflection of the ink, he also sent a photo of just the USA logo showing this).

I'm disappointed in Team USA's defeat by the Canadians and even more so by the sulking defeat by Finland after so much hype in USA's offense going into the Canadian game to be shut out was shocking. What made it worse was the Woman's team lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Canadian team after being up 2-0 with less than 4 minutes to go...WHAT WAS THAT SLASHING CALL!!! Any way I was a proponent for Ryan Miller to get the start in goal for the US, I thought he deserved it more than Quick this year and still believe that but Quick couldn't have played any better (forgetting the Finland game) and who could forget his brilliance to knock the net off slightly against Russia knowing the puck would be going in seconds later. Well there's always the next Olympics!

Jonathan Quick

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hockey comic book covers

A few weeks ago I got inspired to recreate comic book covers with a hockey theme, my 1st imagining was recreating the 1st spider-man cover and thought of adding Alex Ovechkin mainly due to the same color palate of their uniforms. After that, the start of the Olympics took over and I created a few Olympic themed covers, featuring Sidney Crosby as Bane in a recreation of the Knightfall cover, and of course Zach Parise as Captain America and finally Jonathan Toews in a recreation of Wolverine #1.  All of these covers I drew and colored digitally.