Today we have the pleasure to present Braden Holtby´s NHL Winter Classic 2015 mask
It was such a joy to create this piece for you Braden. Braden and me have worked together for many years. Braden had such a cool idea, he told me he wanted to pay tribute to the greatest Capitals goalie, Olaf Kolzig. I just loved his ideas.
The design is inspired by Olaf Kolzig´s early clean design from the 90´s, created by Dennis Simone. Me and Braden transformed it into a clean cut Winter Classic design. We wanted the design to feel very old school, so Uncle Sam on the top is not created with airbrush, I painted it with a normal brush, to give the design that old school vibe. I love to paint in different styles from mask to mask.
On a distance it is a clean cut design in total harmony with the Winter Classic uniform, and the closer you come the more details you will discover and the mask transforms in front of your eyes and becomes a Storyteller design. Among all the details you will find Kolzig´s name and number and much more, details you can only see when you see the mask live
EPIX also visited me in my studio when I created the mask, check it out on the TV show ”The Road to the NHL Winter Classic”.
Just as usual the design is loaded with all the DAVEART Trademark Super FX.
Thank you all, much more to come!