RipperDripper - Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, NHL, 2009-2010
David about the design:
This design was much fun to create...I remember I watched a horror movie at the same time... The design is graphically built up, spiced with lots of action. The team logo on each side sets the tone, and the mask is torn apart by nasty Preds, just like on Pekka's previous masks.
I love to paint much details and 3-D effects , and that I really got to do here. On the upper part the skull logo breaks out, and behind it there's a scary spletter pattern, inspired by blood...!
The checkered background down below is inspired by Nashville's third jersey, but the mask design works with all three jerseys. Lots of metallic is also cool.