Posted by: pa (190 posts)
March 3, 2009 8:55 PM

This was an illo for the Wall St Journal which was publishing an excerpt from Bryan Gruley's upcoming mystery novel Starvation Lake. The portion I read highlighted some hardscrabble hockey players in northern Michigan and from what I read seemed like a really good read. I only had about 6 hours to do the entire illustration so I kept it simple. For the final we cropped in close on his face since the excerpt dealt with the goalies need stay focused on the puck at all times and never look the opposing player in the eyes.

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Great illustration Paul! That's crazy, my parents own property on "Starvation Lake" in Northern Michigan. Didn't you go up there with us maybe once?

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