TX Mask - Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars, NHL, 2011
David about the design:
Kari Lehtonen's Dallas Stars mask goes in the same style as his previous designs that I have created for him, with lots and lots of details in different styles, and everything connected to one theme.
The design is what I call a story teller design, and is a tribute to the state of Texas. On the side the Dallas Stars logo as a Texas map, and I created it as a real map, looking a bit old and used with some of the edges curved. Around that a very detailed theme of Texas, with a strong powerful longhorn bull in focus on the other side. You also find a belt buckle, cactus landscape, the Texas Star Ferris wheel, oil pumps and much more.
It was very exciting to create this design with a lot of white to give it an old school feeling. I used a lot of different painting techniques.