The Pirate Ship Mask - Dan Ellis, Anaheim Ducks, NHL, 2011
David about the design:
I love to transform the masks into new stuff...and Dan Ellis had an awesome idea with cool ducks as skull pirates on his new mask... We made a virtual high five and I started this paint adventure where
I transformed the whole mask to the front of a pirate ship cruising on the ocean... The water is splashing up on the sides as the ship is ready to attack some poor ships at night... You see some of them in the background.
Of course this pirate ship just as all pirate ship has a wood statue in the front of the ship, and on this pirate ship the statue obviously is a Ducks mask. The pirate skull ducks on each side are standing on the gunwale ready for war with a bunch of weapons... One of them is extra pissed off, he is holding his loved bottle of rum...but someone has emptied it, no wonder he's so mad...!
And hey there I recognize something, check out the water, the cute rubber duck is here again, this time dressed as a pirate. We also found him on Ellis' previous Zombie Ducks mask...but then as a zombie!