David Arrigo Gives us an Exclusive Look at the Creation of Jason LaBarbera’s Canucks Mask
Some time ago artist David Arrigo sat down for an interview with inGoal Magazine and later gave us an exclusive first look at the new artwork he created for Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jason LaBarbera. Now he has been kind enough to share with us several shots of the art in progress taken as he was creating it.
David’s commentary is under the photos and if you would like a better look, just click on any of the photos.
Here you will see the left side of the helmet begin to take shape; once again you can sort of make out the sketching of Mclean and Linden, notice the yellow tape cut out of Johnny Canuck.
Here you will see the top of Barbs’ helmet and can barely make out the sketching of Scary guy. All the yellow on the sides is the tape cut out to protect areas that I would like to remain white.
Scary guy is beginning to take shape, I still have to cover him up and paint the white around him that will give the harder edge. Also, you can’t see it in the pic but he is made up of different colour pearls, looks pretty sick!
I spray a “sparklescent” blue over the chin area that will act as my base towards the end of the project. I then begin to drop in the colours for the Linden McLean mural on the side
Jumping now to the right side, you see Howard Snepts completed for the most part and I then begin to paint the image of Stan Smyl
From here the helmet is ready to go to clear coating which gives it that final beautiful sheen and protection from target hunters!
For more on Barb’s mask check out the exclusive first-look photos David sent us.
Thank you to David Arrigo – please take a few minutes to visit his site and learn more about his art.