Art. Caps Hockey. Shenanigans.
On the Anaheim Ducks' Uniforms
My Mom: [talking about Hiller] He looks like a giant orange!
Me: Well maybe that means he'll give up some...
Me: *puts on sunglasses*
Me: JUICY REBOUNDS
capskat26:

Newest painting! 
Got inspired by a photo of goalie Jonathan Bernier at the Winter Classic this year, Decided I wanted to paint it, but only with selective colour! this was my first time trying to do a piece with selective colour. I’m super proud of it!!!
11”x14”, Acrylic inks on illustration board. 
GOALIES WEARING TUQUES OVER THEIR MASKS. (ʘ‿ʘ✿) 

Retuque for the eveningtime

capskat26:

Newest painting! 

Got inspired by a photo of goalie Jonathan Bernier at the Winter Classic this year, Decided I wanted to paint it, but only with selective colour! this was my first time trying to do a piece with selective colour. I’m super proud of it!!!

11”x14”, Acrylic inks on illustration board. 

GOALIES WEARING TUQUES OVER THEIR MASKS. (ʘ‿ʘ✿)

Retuque for the eveningtime

Newest painting! 
Got inspired by a photo of goalie Jonathan Bernier at the Winter Classic this year, Decided I wanted to paint it, but only with selective colour! this was my first time trying to do a piece with selective colour. I’m super proud of it!!!
11”x14”, Acrylic inks on illustration board. 
GOALIES WEARING TUQUES OVER THEIR MASKS. (ʘ‿ʘ✿)

Newest painting! 

Got inspired by a photo of goalie Jonathan Bernier at the Winter Classic this year, Decided I wanted to paint it, but only with selective colour! this was my first time trying to do a piece with selective colour. I’m super proud of it!!!

11”x14”, Acrylic inks on illustration board. 

GOALIES WEARING TUQUES OVER THEIR MASKS. (ʘ‿ʘ✿)

Finished the portrait of Jonathan Bernier at the #WinterClassic I was working on! #illustration #Toronto #MapleLeafs #NHL #hockey

Finished the portrait of Jonathan Bernier at the #WinterClassic I was working on! #illustration #Toronto #MapleLeafs #NHL #hockey

Spent most of the afternoon working on this portrait of Jonathan Bernier from the #NHL Winter Classic. Piece will be all B&W, except for the blues. #MapleLeafs #hockey #workinprogress #illustration

Spent most of the afternoon working on this portrait of Jonathan Bernier from the #NHL Winter Classic. Piece will be all B&W, except for the blues. #MapleLeafs #hockey #workinprogress #illustration

Black Friday & Cyber Monday may be over, but you can still save on art for the rest of the month! 

Between today & December 31 on my Etsy Shop Save 15% with the code ROCKRED! (Though you must order by December 20th to guarantee delivery for the holidays). 

Reminder that if you have a special request for a print that’s unavailable on Etsy, but in my online gallery at RLCohenArt.com, I can make you a custom print at no extra cost! I’m also available for commisssions!!

Happy Shopping!

SALE! SALE! PRINT SALE!

Now until Monday 12/2, save 20% at my Online Shop! Just use the code GOBBLEGOBBLE at checkout! 

I have art of all kinds: Reproductions of my illustrations, a couple original paintings, and original linocut prints (which are hand-carved, hand-inked, and and hand-pulled with an offset press)! Perfect for friends and family! 

Also: If you see a piece on my website (RLCohenArt.com) that I don’t have listed as a print on Etsy, and you want to purchase a print, let me know! I can print one special, JUST FOR YOU. I’m also available for commissions! 

With the holidays coming up, it’s time to start thinking about gifts! And artwork makes a REALLY GREAT GIFT. Shop now! 

(signal boosts also very much appreciated) 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Let’s Go Caps!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Let’s Go Caps!

Our solar system is HUMONGOUS BIG. Let’s play some hockey in it!
My professor told me I had to do another not-Caps illustration. So I chose one of my favourite not-Caps players! I may not be a Flyers fan, but I think Bryzgalov is just the biggest CUTIE PATOOTIE. He’s so quirky and weird and loves space (because SPACE IS AWESOME) and that is WONDERFUL.  
I’m really proud of my Jupiter. It is my favourite planet.
Acrylic Inks on illustration board, 11”x14”

Our solar system is HUMONGOUS BIG. Let’s play some hockey in it!

My professor told me I had to do another not-Caps illustration. So I chose one of my favourite not-Caps players! I may not be a Flyers fan, but I think Bryzgalov is just the biggest CUTIE PATOOTIE. He’s so quirky and weird and loves space (because SPACE IS AWESOME) and that is WONDERFUL. 

I’m really proud of my Jupiter. It is my favourite planet.

Acrylic Inks on illustration board, 11”x14”

The 5th piece for my senior Illustration project (and the final new illustration before my show next weekend).
So for the last 4 years, since I started college, I’d always done an “Unleash the Fury” sign for Caps games, featuring Ovi as “the Russian Machine” since, y’know… “Russian Machine Never Break.” (This year, because of the lockout, I rushed the sign I was going to make, and in turn….. it looked like garbage and not like Ovi at all and will never see the light of Verizon Center.) For my senior project, I decided to take this idea and turn it into a serious, realistically drawn and rendered illustration.
The only major thing (other than the style) that I had to change compared to my signs was the hand/arm. I didn’t have the time to paint a whole mechanical hand, so I gave an impression of it with the metal of the hand partially showing. I also added the machine showing to his neck as well. Finally, the background of the Russian flag is completed by the red in Ovi’s jersey.
I’m so super proud of this illustration, and I can’t wait to hang it with the rest of my work in my senior show that opens next Saturday!
11”x 14”, Acrylic inks on Illustration board
(at some point I’ll have to do a comparison of all my Ovi signs to this. hahahaha)

The 5th piece for my senior Illustration project (and the final new illustration before my show next weekend).

So for the last 4 years, since I started college, I’d always done an “Unleash the Fury” sign for Caps games, featuring Ovi as “the Russian Machine” since, y’know… “Russian Machine Never Break.” (This year, because of the lockout, I rushed the sign I was going to make, and in turn….. it looked like garbage and not like Ovi at all and will never see the light of Verizon Center.) For my senior project, I decided to take this idea and turn it into a serious, realistically drawn and rendered illustration.

The only major thing (other than the style) that I had to change compared to my signs was the hand/arm. I didn’t have the time to paint a whole mechanical hand, so I gave an impression of it with the metal of the hand partially showing. I also added the machine showing to his neck as well. Finally, the background of the Russian flag is completed by the red in Ovi’s jersey.

I’m so super proud of this illustration, and I can’t wait to hang it with the rest of my work in my senior show that opens next Saturday!

11”x 14”, Acrylic inks on Illustration board

(at some point I’ll have to do a comparison of all my Ovi signs to this. hahahaha)

shinnycomic:

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Rachel has returned from parts unknown so Shinny! is back to continue our best story yet. Special thanks to Sfé for filling in for us while Rachel was gone!
When we last left Shinny, she had just procured two tickets to a Caps game. And now, the wrinkle.
Here is the essential challenge of fandom: How do you share it? With the one who brung you– the man who turned you into a fan and with whom you’ve already shared so much? Or do you share it with your special guy and build new memories? It’s tradition vs the future, Cash vs Reznor, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra vs GI Joe: Retaliation.
Which way will Shinny decide? That part’s easy. How she gets there– that’s where the good stuff is.
Thanks for reading Shinny!

Our comic is baaaaaaaack~
(Next week is my favourite page ever so far, just fyi).

shinnycomic:

Previous Page | First Page | Next Page

Rachel has returned from parts unknown so Shinny! is back to continue our best story yet. Special thanks to Sfé for filling in for us while Rachel was gone!

When we last left Shinny, she had just procured two tickets to a Caps game. And now, the wrinkle.

Here is the essential challenge of fandom: How do you share it? With the one who brung you– the man who turned you into a fan and with whom you’ve already shared so much? Or do you share it with your special guy and build new memories? It’s tradition vs the future, Cash vs Reznor, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra vs GI Joe: Retaliation.

Which way will Shinny decide? That part’s easy. How she gets there– that’s where the good stuff is.

Thanks for reading Shinny!

Our comic is baaaaaaaack~

(Next week is my favourite page ever so far, just fyi).

The 3rd illustration for my senior project.
12”x 17”, FW Acrylic Inks on illustration board

The 3rd illustration for my senior project.

12”x 17”, FW Acrylic Inks on illustration board

The second in a series of 7 hockey illustrations, this piece is a poster-like illustration focusing on the Original Six (or, for those who don’t know their hockey history, the first 6 teams established in the NHL)!
I chose to incorporate the team’s logo, and a very well-known player for each team. From left to right we have: Maurice Richard (MTL), Darryl Sittler (TOR), Bobby Orr (BOS), Harry Howell (NYR), Gordie Howe (DET), and Bobby Hull (CHI). 
Almost all the of my photographic reference was in black & white due to age, so it was fun turning them into full-colour paintings!! I used the Hockey Uniforms Database to make sure I got the uniforms correct. 
Done with FW Acrylic Inks on illustration board, 14”x17”

The second in a series of 7 hockey illustrations, this piece is a poster-like illustration focusing on the Original Six (or, for those who don’t know their hockey history, the first 6 teams established in the NHL)!

I chose to incorporate the team’s logo, and a very well-known player for each team. From left to right we have: Maurice Richard (MTL), Darryl Sittler (TOR), Bobby Orr (BOS), Harry Howell (NYR), Gordie Howe (DET), and Bobby Hull (CHI).

Almost all the of my photographic reference was in black & white due to age, so it was fun turning them into full-colour paintings!! I used the Hockey Uniforms Database to make sure I got the uniforms correct.

Done with FW Acrylic Inks on illustration board, 14”x17”

The Original Six illustration I’m doing has me turning B&W photos into colour paintings, and that’s… pretty darn cool.

The Original Six illustration I’m doing has me turning B&W photos into colour paintings, and that’s… pretty darn cool.

russianmachineneverbreaks:

shinnycomic:

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And here’s the story we’ve been so excited to tell. In part I the boyfriend wondered aloud how hockey fans are made. This is our answer.
But, as we hope this story that Rachel has beautifully rendered tells, being a fan is more about the connections between people than the connections between people and teams.
There’s Shinny (pre-nickname I assume) at the Cap Centre with her dad, watching the Capitals take on the Flyers. She’s a disaffected little girl, distant from everything around her– particularly her dad.
And then a switch gets thrown. A little girl invests herself in the same silly game as her dad, and now they’ve got something to share. Something lasting. And she begins forming an identity for herself– deliberately– as all kids should be able to do. You build yourself into what you want to be, even if it’s something with a mohawk and an un-ladylike passion for hockey violence.
That’s the off-ice story we like to tell at RMNB. The story of building bonds with a team, with each other, and within yourselves.
Well done, Rachel.

Our webcomic updated today, with part 2 of how fans are made. Definitely one of our best pages.

russianmachineneverbreaks:

shinnycomic:

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And here’s the story we’ve been so excited to tell. In part I the boyfriend wondered aloud how hockey fans are made. This is our answer.

But, as we hope this story that Rachel has beautifully rendered tells, being a fan is more about the connections between people than the connections between people and teams.

There’s Shinny (pre-nickname I assume) at the Cap Centre with her dad, watching the Capitals take on the Flyers. She’s a disaffected little girl, distant from everything around her– particularly her dad.

And then a switch gets thrown. A little girl invests herself in the same silly game as her dad, and now they’ve got something to share. Something lasting. And she begins forming an identity for herself– deliberately– as all kids should be able to do. You build yourself into what you want to be, even if it’s something with a mohawk and an un-ladylike passion for hockey violence.

That’s the off-ice story we like to tell at RMNB. The story of building bonds with a team, with each other, and within yourselves.

Well done, Rachel.

Our webcomic updated today, with part 2 of how fans are made. Definitely one of our best pages.