"Carry Me Home" Artwork
ORDER NOW TO RESERVE YOURS FOR CHRISTMAS and receive 20% off the regular price and TWO FREE PRINTS! ("The Dream Begins Here" and "Hockey Mountain Memories") I created this photo reference in early August and started drawing this piece of pencil art for Colorado Avalanche fans on August 14, 2022. I expect it to take between 200-250 hours to draw. Please let me know if you'd like to purchase the Original artwork (as there will only be one :) Through this artwork, I intend to capture the complete history of the Colorado Avalanche (including their years as the Quebec Nordiques). Fans are walking to Colisée de Quebec (1972-1995) on the far left, McNichols Sports Arena (1995-1999) on the near left and Ball Arena (1999-Present) on the right. Ghosted over the merged arenas are eight legendary players from their 8 years in the WHA and 43 years in the NHL. From left to right: Michel Goulet, Peter Stastny, Joe Sakic, Petr Forsberg, Patrick Roy, Milan Hejduk, Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar. Fan jersey numbers represent many more legends and will include all incarnations of the Nordiques and Avalanche jerseys (I will change many jersey designs in this photo when I draw it). The young fan in the center wearing MacKinnon's #29 carries an "ALL THE SMALL THINGS" sign as the song of the same title, by Blink 182, has become a big part of Avs' culture. DJ Triple T will play the song during a break in the last few minutes of the third period if the Avalanche appear to have solidified the win and fans will continue to sing all of the lyrics even after the music has been stopped and play has resumed. Badaboum, the Nordiques mascot welcomes fans on the left, while Howler, the Avs' first mascot, and Bernie, their current mascot, welcome fans on the right. Next to Bernie, the Pepsi Rock pays homage to the original name of the Ball Arena, "Pepsi Center", which many hardcore fans still use to this day. Two fans are carrying white pom poms, which have become a playoff tradition at Ball Arena. Fans wave the pom poms during playoff games, creating an effect resembling an avalanche. A fan is wearing a hoodie with the wods "MISSION 16W ACCOMPLISHED" and an image of Ray Bourque hoisting the Stanley Cup. This pay homage to the Av's motto on route to their 2001 Stanley Cup as well as the memorable moment the legendary Ray Bourque won his first and only Stanley Cup in his very last game in the NHL. As I draw this piece, I welcome ideas and suggestions from Avs fans, with the goal of incorporating as much Avalanche culture into this artwork as possible. I will be drawing this live on Facebook later this month and regularly until it is complete, in time to deliver before Christmas, so check my Facebook page for regular live videos.
Limited Edition prints are now available for purchase (each individually signed and numbered). Order today before they are sold out!
The 24"x30" Limited Edition prints will be individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 572 to commemorate the year the organization was founded (1972).
The 18"x24" Limited Edition prints will be individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 972 to commemorate their inaugural year (1972).
The 12"x16" Limited Edition prints will be individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 1972 to commemorate their inaugural year.
The Original Artwork (the actual pencil drawing) is also available for purchase.