Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Penguins Logo

i was commissioned to paint a Penguins wall logo for a friend over the holidays.

first, i traced/drew the Penguins logo in AutoCAD. I scaled the logo up to 4ft tall. I then set a grid over top of the logo. each rectangle measuring 11" x 17"

i then printed out each piece on 11" x 17" paper:

set it out on the floor to get an idea of the scale:

then started taping, cutting, and tracing: 

i freehanded most of the gloves. i used "holes" and the overall outline of the glove for refrence, and just sketched in the rest

after 2 days, and 4 hours of work:

started out with black. a little work left on the glove & skates:


3 days, 6 hours total of work:

day 4, gold, 7 hours of work total:

adding white, after day 5, 8.5 total hours of work:

adding white outline. toyed with the idea of outlining the whole logo with a navy blue stripe, then a light blue stripe, or vice-versa per the 3rd/alt jerseys colors

finished! 6 trips, 10 hours of work. not the sharpest pic (have yet to upload it):

to scale against yours truly:

happy to finish up such a fun project:

i didn't exactly "labor" because A) i love to paint, and B) there was a big screen just out of the pics that i had tuned to various hockey action thru the whole process (would explain the 10 hours, eh?). but it turned out amazing! you just can't beat a hand painted piece of work opposed to a sticker or "fat head" wall hanging. and it was GREAT to step away from DIY jersey making and back into painting.

hope you all enjoy as much as the "client" did after finally seeing the "finished product"

hope you all have a happy, safe, and prosperous 2012!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

did it again, friends...

Invaders New Era Fitted!

got in touch with the good folks of New Era again, and came up with this beaut!


goes great with a side of Ryberto's:

Monday, January 16, 2012

long weekend...

couple pics from the weekend's work to hold you over for a rather large project post i just finished up... enjoy:

and... my favorite cheesesteak from Rudy's in Swissvale... just because