Wednesday, March 31, 2010

God's letter to Jesus on Guy's mask

Fayetteville FireAntz
Guy St Vincent wanted to tell a story about Jesus on his mask, and what time could be better to present it than for Easter. Guy told me how he wanted his design, and I just followed his thoughts. It was a very special mask to paint.

Check it out in MaskGallery here on the site, or on our very active Facebook page with more than 1800 fans, where you also can comment all designs.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Big article in ProHockey about Ondrej Pavelec

In the latest ProHockey, it's Europe's biggest NHL magazine, they featured a big report about the Atlanta star Ondrej Pavelec. They also talked about the mask I painted for Ondrej, he says he loves it, and I also loved to paint it. :-)

Check out the mask here in the DAVEART MaskGallery or at our Facebook page where you also can comment and discuss.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

NHL star Pekka Rinne's new splatter design

Nashville Predators
It's always much fun to paint a new mask design for Nashville Predators star keeper Pekka Rinne. He's always open for new cool ideas and we can let loose and play. This design goes in same spirit as his previous masks with a graphic touch and claw effects from Preds... That gives cool contrasts, always important.

The design is painted to fit with all three Nashville jerseys, also the third where the logo has a red eye, check it out on the mask! I just love to paint details and 3-D effects, and here I really got the opportunity to do it. Check out the mask in DAVEART MaskGallery!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big article in Dagens Nyheter about Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist in DN
Last month Sweden's biggest newspaper Dagens Nyheter featured a report about Henrik Lundqvist, they also presented the latest masks I have painted for him. Those masks can of course be checked out here in DAVEART MaskGallery.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

With a tractor on the backplate on Justin's new Carolina mask

Carolina Hurricanes
Today we have the pleasure to present the new client Justin Peters' new mask creation, that is a big wild doggy! The drewl flies, and so does the tongue, and check out the backplate where Justin wanted a nice tractor...and that can never be wrong, especially not for a dude like me that has grown up in the country...!

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check it out, and to Facebook where you also can comment it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Törnqvist's new Frölunda Indians mask

Frölunda Indians
The playoffs in Sweden just has gotten started, much fun! That we celebrate with the presentation of the new mask for Frölunda's new keeper, and my pizza buddy, Gusten Törnqvist. It wasn't long time ago since we sat down in my kitchen with kebab pizzas, tasted great, right Gusten?!

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check out the mask, with an explosion of colors all over!

See you soon, next mask to present on the site is a crazy mad and drewling dog...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Climie's mask with a badass skull

Dallas Stars
We have updated the gallery with our buddy Matt Climies new Dallas mask. He wanted a badass skull, aka grim reaper, in the front… I painted him on the top with an action design around it with the Dallas star logos and graphics. Check it out in DAVEART MaskGallery and on our Facebook page where you also can comment it.

DAVEART Blog in da house...

Welcome to the DAVEART Blog! We now replace the news page with the DAVEART Blog. Here I, David Gunnarsson, will present news in a more free and spontaneous way in blog style, as well as other stuff of interest that comes to my mind.

Later today we'll present new mask artwork, this time with a scary skull...but now I must return to work with a King Kong design...that is one of the projects I'm working on today, and a rap design...nice mix...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

David Gunnarsson's and ProHockey's success contest is back

Yes, David Gunnarsson's and Europe's biggest NHL magazine ProHockey's successful mask contest of many years is back again. Paint and draw the mask design of your dreams and send it to ProHockey, David will pick a winner who gets the design painted by David on a brand new ProMask!

So let's get started, let your imagination loose, create and paint! Read more in the latest issue of Europe's biggest NHL magazine ProHockey.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Check out Valiquette's latest Rangers mask

New York Rangers
Today we have the pleasure to present David Gunnarsson's latest creation for the New York Rangers keeper Steve Valiquette. And the design goes in same spirit as before, with Spidey in focus. Check out the reflection in Spidey's eyes, of course the skyline of NY...!

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery now to check out the mask with tremendous detail work.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Muhammad Ali on Ridderwall's mask

Djurgårdens IF
Djurgården's young star keeper Stefan Ridderwall wanted Muhammad Ali on his mask... David created a painting of Ali in old fashion style and weaved a Dif design around it.

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check it out!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Clint Eastwood rules on Lehtonen's new Dallas mask

Dallas Stars
Can you have a more cool theme than Clint Eastwood on a hockeymask? The answer is no. Kari wanted cowboy theme on his new Dallas mask, and out of David's and Kari's discussions this design idea came.

The whole design is created as an old fashion film poster for a cowboy film. On one side we see Mr Eastwood motifs created in sepia look and golden tints, one with a young Clint and one with a slightly older. The design is created with a fantastic depth, strongly inspired by Eastwood's films, in particular the great film Unforgiven.

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check out Kari Lehtonen's new Dallas Stars mask created by David Gunnarsson.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Check out Hedberg's latest Moose mask

Atlanta Thrashers
Today we have the pleasure to present the latest mask in the series of Johan Hedberg's enormously popular Moose masks! It has now gone 10 years since the first Moose mask entered the ice and started the Moose hysteria that actually gave Johan Hedberg his nickname...

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check out the latest version of the Moose mask, with Max Moosy showing up on one side among all the Atlanta graphics... The design is created with strong contrasts, extreme detail work and 3-D effects beyond normal. And of course the so popular DAVEART Holographix FX in the background!