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Dallas Stars prospect Desrosiers gets new ‘invisible ink’ Batman mask

Dallas Stars prospect Desrosiers gets new ‘invisible ink’ Batman mask

The technology available today to really add unique twists to mask artwork is absolutely incredible. No two ways around it – the magical paint effects that artists can use on mask designs is absolutely amazing to look at.

We’ve seen neon masks and glow-in-the-dark masks, color-changing masks with temperature-sensitive paint and holographic images.

Now, Swedish mask artist Dave Gunnarsson has introduced invisible ink.

His latest mask reveal is for Dallas Stars prospect Philippe Desrosiers, who is currently thriving with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads.

The mask is a black-and-white, sketch-inspired Batman design, gritty and raw and everything a comic lover could ask for.

While the Dallas logo and iconic Joker profile on the side are clearly visible with bold, thick black brushstrokes, though, the Dark Knight himself is only visible when the lights go down. Take a look:

Make a painting so it is invisible, is that possible?👊🏻 Yep, with DaveArt Invisible Wiz Tech it is👀… In daylight the painting is invisible, in the dark you can see the painting😮…. Phil Desrosiers is a huge fan of the dark knight and wanted to pay tribute to him on his new mask🦇. We brainstormed🧠 together how to create it… we wanted to do something new, because each and every mask I paint is totally unique, always new stuff🎨. How about create the story of this mask with DaveArt Invisible WizTech? In the daylight you cannot see the dark knight, but in the dark he will be visible! Watch out bad guys👊🏻! The whole design is painted in a rough and raw style, just like the rough streets… I used brushes🖌, sketch pencils✏️, airbrush🔫, mixed it all together and the result is here…. Thanks Phil! I love to be your artist! 🙏🏻😊@phildesrosiers30 @txstarshockey @dallasstars @theahl @daveart @nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtInvisibleWizTech #DaveArtTheStoryteller #nhl

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“Phil Desrosiers is a huge fan of the dark knight and wanted to pay tribute to him on his new mask,” wrote Gunnarsson, via Instagram.

He and the goaltender brainstormed together how to give the Batman theme a new twist, ultimately deciding to use WizTech sketches to give Batman the appearance of only coming out at night. ” In the daylight you cannot see the dark knight, but in the dark he will be visible! Watch out bad guys!” he added.

The only color in the lid comes in the form of quick, faint splatters of green tossed on the design around the mask, but it’s not a design that needs much in the way of color. It stands completely on its own in black-and-white, and the addition of the hidden Bruce Wayne makes it all the more unique.

To check out more of Gunnarsson’s excellent work, head to his official websiteTwitter account, or Facebook page

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Cat Silverman

Catherine is the first American in a long line of Canadians, making her the black sheep before she even decided she wasn't going to be a Leafs fan. Writer for Today's Slapshot, InGoal Magazine, and Coyotes.NHL.com, coach in the Arizona Coyotes Department of Hockey Development. Goalies are not voodoo.

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