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.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Old Time goalies by John Dykes

John submitted some of his paintings of some old time goalies. These are some really nice paintings that capture the feel of the goalies in this era, here are Doug Grant of the St. Louis Blues, Mike Palmateer and Gord McRae of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jim Rutherford of the Detroit Red Wings.

Thanks for submitting them John!

Mike Palmateer

Gord McRae

Doug Grant
Jim Rutherford

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Art

This is a mixed media piece I recently created of Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby , Crosby is drawn in pencil then scanned and I colored digitally.

Sidney Crosby