Tyler Beskorowany, Dallas Stars, 2011-2012
Mask artist Dave Gunnarsson about Beskorowany’s mask:
“When Tyler told me what he wanted on his new mask I was totally thrilled. He wanted a tribute design for his two musician heroes, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. I couldn´t wait to get started…. It was so incredible fun to paint this design. One side is dedicated to Cash, and the other side to Nelson. I wanted it to be a worthy and clean design, in the same style as the awesome music of the artists.”
Each side features iconic images of the two legendary musicians and the black and white color scheme adds a retro feel to the mask.
The mask is divided by a surprising burst of color down the middle of the mask: a green falling star speeding through the night sky, something that Tyler wanted as part of his design.
Dave continues talking about creating the mask by saying, “I love to change style in paint, depending on the theme and what feeling I want to bring into the design. Just as usual the design is packed with extreme detail work to be discovered all over the design, many of them created with metallic and only visible when seen live.”