Coach Q hasn’t named the Chicago Blackhawks starter for the Winter Classic yet but Scott Darling is winning the battle of the masks. As if one mask wasn’t enough for Darling, his artist David Gunnarsson created another one for the Blackhawks Goaltender.
Gunnarsson used Chicago Cubs player Anthony Rizzo as the muse because that is Darling’s favorite player. He credited his love of sketching to create the look. The theme of the masks are consistent but different in aesthetic. He had this to say,
It is all created in a sketchy style with a sketch pen, to give the design that retro look. O man I just love to draw
Scott Darling's second Winter Classic has the same theme as his first one⚾️❄️. A tribute to the baseball team in Scott's heart, the team which won the Championship🏆😊. I loved Scott's idea to pay tribute to the Cubs on his Winter Classic masks and I couldn't wait to get started🚀. The design is created in a total different way than the first one. The design has focus on Scott's favorite player, Anthony Rizzo⚾️. It is all created in a sketchy style with a sketch pen✏️, to give the design that retro look. O man I just love to draw❤✍🏻, been doing it all my life. The design is in full sync with the Blackhawks Winter Classic jersey and logo. And when you come closer you will enter a new world of detail work. I just love to go crazy with the details as the detail nerd I am🔍🤓. Thanks Scott! It is an honor to be your mask creator🎨🤗 @sdarling_33 @nhlblackhawks #winterclassic2017 #DaveArt #nhl #DaveArtCreativity @nhl #DaveArtTheGameChanger