To some of us, hockey is art. Every game starts with a clean canvas, and new painters. With every stride of a skate, a new stroke is added to a beautiful masterpiece. Some are graceful beauty, others are bold and breathtaking.
I've recently befriended Chris Tucci over at BiskitArt.com. Though he doesn't call himself an artist, truth is he's a very talented one. He practices something called stippling where he sketches out the shape of his subject, and then shades it in with literally like a millions dots. He uses a special pen, something called a rapidograph ink pen. All that tapping results in some magnificent art work.
Chris is a serious Philadelphia Flyers fan, and his favorite subject is goalies. Above you will see his tribute to Bernie Parent.
My favorite part of Chris' website has to be his blog entries because it gives great insight into just how painstaking his art can be. Drawing Bernie is an amazing look into the composition and handywork of Chris' craft. It also provides an amazing look into his thought process and psyche.
Chris goes through another similar process while drawing Pelle Lindbergh. He details it all in Heaven's Crease.
BiskitArt.com also has galleries showing off Chris' portraits of Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito, Vladislav Tretiak, Bobby Clarke and some non-hockey pieces.
All in all, BiskitArt.com is definitely worthy of a few minutes of your time.