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Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

Marker on bristol board.

This is actually my second attempt at doing Milan Lucic–I had to scrap my first one, since the lettering on the back of the jersey was much harder than I anticipated, and one thing seemingly led to another, culminating in a wasted sheet of bristol board. At least this one going up without the Bruins in danger of being eliminated from the NHL playoffs.


Dustin Penner

Dustin Penner

Marker on bristol board.

The story behind this picture goes back a few weeks, when the University of Maine fired hockey coach Tim Whitehead. Having been drawing famous faces for the past several weeks before then as a result of being inspired by a couple of caricaturists I found online, it occurred to me I hadn’t yet done any former Black Bears, and one of them should probably be my next face. I had recently heard for the first time that Dustin Penner was a former Black Bear, so I looked up his profile at Hockey Reference, and not only was he, I just missed being a classmate of his (granted, I most likely would not have had any classes with him… )

As much as I would like to upload more pictures of hockey players through the NHL playoffs, this one took a while for me to get right, and I don’t know how much more I could do. Then again, now that I have found a technique which works for me, it may take a lot less time per drawing.