This is a Pastel 18" x 24" drawing of
of the Calgary Flames National Hockey League.
Copyright by Joe Versikaitis
I like the way how this piece was done.
I was very loose in my style. I just finished a 3 hour art class
that I attend. No I am not teaching it I am a ADULT student. I
remember my instructor walking around and talking to some of the
students there and always saying. In order for your work so show a
relaxed feeling to it. You first have to have a relaxed feeling in
you. Your emotions will emit onto your canvas.
So That`s just what I did. I went back
to my studio and just started adding my colors freely. The
background I wanted to to keep with the Flames Yellow and Red.
The mask, and the rest of the body I did
in a graphite - grey pastel coloring. Of course adding the right
colors to the number 34 and flaming horse logo.
used in this painting was taken by
Getty Images, New York City
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