Background

As a Canadian boy growing up in Edmonton during the 1980’s, we were gifted with what is regarded as the best hockey team in NHL history. The Edmonton Oilers were dominant – and their goaltender was a young man named Grant Fuhr. He was the quintessential athletic, acrobatic goaltender of that era that had a reputation for making the huge save when it mattered most. If it were possible to be the biggest fan of an athlete, I would be a leading candidate for him, and how much I admired and beloved the amazing Grant Fuhr.

I drew pictures of him when I was a young boy, and he graciously signed one of my child-like drawings at a sporting trade show back in the late 1980’s. I think this is a wee bit better than what I once did- and expect I’ll probably make a few more featuring my all-time favorite athlete.

Specifications

  • Type:¬†Digital Painting
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop
  • Tool: Wacom Intuos 3
  • Size: 24×36″ (300dpi) Full Resolution