Friday, April 27, 2012

Mezin honors his friend

Andrei Mezin

It was such an honor for me to create Andrei Mezin´s new Team Belarus mask. Andrei wanted to create a tribute design for his friend Ruslan Salei. Ruslan played for the Russian team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl that was involved in the so tragical plane crash in 2011.

I talked a lot with Andrei and his wife Angela about how to create the design. It is full of details and messages, details that can´t even be seen in the photos. In the Lokomotiv logo we created the names of all the players of the team.

Thank you Andrei and Angela for letting me be a part of the creating of this mask, it was very, very special for me.

Welcome to check out the mask in the mask gallery, on Facebook or in the App. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Win "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" on Blu-ray!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Time for a new sweet movie contest together with my friends at Sony! Answer the question and you may win the movie that takes place in Sweden "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" on Blu-ray...

Contest question: What is the name of the Swedish author behind the books?

E-mail the answer to before the 5th of May and you may be one of the ten happy winners!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of the literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy, which altogether has sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and has become a worldwide phenomenon. The first film begins with disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Craig), having lost a libel suit and resigning as co-owner of his magazine, Millennium. In the interim, he takes on the investigation of a 40 year-old disappearance case on behalf of the wealthy Henrik Vanger (Plummer) of Vanger Industries. With the help of the pierced, tattooed and capable computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Mara), they uncover corruption that no one could have ever imagined.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rämö´s Avangard mask

Avangard Omsk

Tomorrow it is time for the deciding game 7 in the final of the KHL playoffs, Avangard against Dynamo Moscow. I have worked with Avangard´s goalie Karri Rämö for many years and it is always so fun to create his masks.

Check out his latest mask. Karri wanted an old school design that breathes Avangard to a 100%. I love to create designs built on team logos with strong contrasts. From a distance it is a clean old school design, and when you come closer a new world of details opens up, stuff you cannot even see in photos. And just as usual I have worked a lot with the details all over the mask, you find it all... DAVEART 3-D PaintTech, Metallic FX and Holographix FX, and much more.

Check out Karri Rämö´s Avangard mask in the mask gallery, in our App or on our Facebook page. Thank you!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New mask contest!


The super mask contest with Europe´s biggest NHL magazine ProHockey is here again! Paint your dream design and I paint the winner on a mask and you win it! We get thousands of drawings every time, you guys are so creative. Read more in the latest ProHockey in stores right now. Looking forward to create the new winner!

Send your drawings to the magazine:

Egmont Kärnan AB
Pro Hockey
205 08 Malmö

Mark your envelope with "ProMask". Last date is 30th of April.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rinne transformed into The Predator...

Nashville Predators

Watch out Arnold Schwarzenegger... with this mask on Pekka Rinne is transformed into The Predator behind the old school mask! Love to be your painter Pekka!

This new creation is a direct continuation of Pekka´s previous insanely popular mask designs with Predator monster behind the old school mask... and here Pekka is transformed into The Predator from the Predators movies... You know the Predator with the huge mouth. :-)

Oh man, I remember when I was a kid and saw those movies, I was totally terrified... I can´t tell you enough how fun it was to create this painting... :-)

And just what I love to do, it is totally action packed of details, for example, if you look close you will see the power switch is on, the mask is always ready. And there is so much stuff going on, things you cannot even see in photos.

You´re much welcome to check out Pekka Rinne´s latest Predators mask in the mask gallery, and of course in the App for iPhone, iPad and Android and on our Facebook page.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lindbäck´s new Predator mask

Nashville Predators

Today we have the honor to present the new mask of the Nashville Predators goalie Anders Lindbäck. The design is a clean continuation from his previous masks with the main logo big on top in a cool vertical position, and the rest created as a mix of old school design with top modern effects. It all creates a unique look with a lot of hidden messages.

And just as I love to do it is totally action packed of details, stuff you cannot see in photos, and a very unique use of DAVEART Metallic FX.

You´re welcome to check it out in the mask gallery, and of course in the App and on our Facebook page.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The T-34 Tank Mask is here

Philadelphia Flyers

Today I´m very happy to present the new mask artwork for the Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. I love to paint for you Bobs, you always have so cool ideas!

You can find all Bobrovsky´s other masks on my site. Sergei always has a lot of thinking behind every mask. That is just what I love to create, designs telling a story and with lots of details.

In Sergei´s hometown in Russia, Novokuznetsk, they built the classic Russian super Tank T-34. Sergei wanted to pay tribute to the fantastic machine, that played a big role for Russia in the WW2. Such a unique and great idea.

I myself am very interested in history, so it was a dream design for me to create. I did a lot of research, and put together a concept and Sergei gave me green light at once.

It is a mix of details, landscape designs with the tanks and you also find the Russian fighter planes Polikarpov I-16 in the sky, and when you come closer you will see how the chin of the mask transforms into a close up of a real Tank with the sheet metal.

The mask is so action packed of details that most of them cannot be seen in photo, and the closer you get the more you will discover, the design is packed of Easter eggs!

Welcome to check it out in the mask gallery. And in the App and on Facebook... :-) Thank you for your interest.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bishop´s new mask - the angle transformer

Ottawa Senators

How about create a mask from another angle? The Ottawa Senators keeper Ben Bishop wanted something really new, something really unique. Welcome to check out his new mask, The Angle Transformer.

I love to always come up with new ideas, never stand still. I came up with the idea of creating a design from a totally different angle, from the angle above. Ben loved my idea and I started.

The vertical lines on each side of the mask match Ben´s own length and makes him look even more tall with the mask on...

From the vertical lines on the sides the rest of the design is built from an angle above. And just as usual the whole design is created with lots and lots of details, and of course you also find the Big Ben tower on the mask... :-)

Welcome to check out Bishop's unique Senators creation in the mask gallery, in the App or on our Facebook page.