Sunday, September 7, 2014

Campbell pays tribute to an American hero

Dallas Stars

Jack Campbell of the Dallas Stars had such an awesome idea for his new mask. He contacted me early and we started to discuss and brainstorm how to make his ideas into a reality.

Jack wanted to make a design that is a tribute to the American hero Marcus Luttrell. Marcus Luttrell is a former United States Navy SEAL, who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. Marcus is born and raised in Texas.

Maybe you have seen the Hollywood movie Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg starring Marcus Luttrell.

The design is created with Marcus and his friends on the sides, and the stripes in Dallas colors on the sides together with the many small Dallas Stars on the top are inspired by the US flag. And the whole design is created in a vintage and well-worn dirty style with insane detail work. I just love details.

I love to tell a story with my paintings, and often I see myself more of a storyteller than a painter. The closer you come to this design the more details will open up and the story just begins.

And of course all the DAVEART trademark effects is here.

I am so proud to be your painter Jack!

You are welcome to check out the mask in the mask gallery or on our Facebook page. You´ll also find a lot of behind the scene photos on our Instagram, and you´re welcome to follow us also on Twitter.

Thank you all, much more to come!