Here’s my finished painting of Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers. If you’ve been following my work, you’ll know that I’ve never created a ‘sports’ related painting ever. That’s about to change as I wanted to try something new, break out of the stuff I usually do and just challenge myself with a different subject. I also decided to experiment with the retro ‘pixel stretch’ effect to make the painting more dynamic overall. There were a lot of challenges and details to get right with this illustration, but I stayed the course, concentrated on one challenge at a time and I’m proud of the finished painting.