I can't start without first mentioning frequent HJC concept contributor, Tex. He got his own post on Icethetics last night! It's once in a blue moon that someone gets an entire post to themselves on Icethetics. He's one of maybe three or four artists who have gained such an accolade. I figure it's a good time to look back at the very first concept that Tex EVER sent in to HJC.
Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Tex)He sent this to me on August 2nd of last year. He certainly has come a long way in 8 months! This is exactly what I wanted HJC to be, a place where new concept artists can send in their work and get better!
I was sent these by Jack and Glen. They challenged each other to create the best mustard yellow Preds jersey. The only rules were the use of mustard as the jersey colour and the old alternate logo as the main crest.
Nashville Predators concepts (by Jack vs Glen)They've asked if I could have the HJC readers decide the winner. So vote for your favourite on the right side of the page. Voting runs until Sunday @ 11:59pm EST. If this is popular enough we may start a series of these. Do you like that idea?
I've gotten quite a few emails this month about people asking me if I had the full body template that you see on so many professional NHL concepts. I've only ever had a file that works for Paint.net and is in layers (I'd be happy to email to you if you want it) However, that has disappointed many inquirers. So on the TEMPLATES page from now on will be a full body template that I have done my best to work with MS Paint users!
Full body templateI also updated a couple of the templates on the TEMPLATES page. Check them out, you might find something useful.
Submissions for the Penguins ReDesign are still being accepted right up until Sunday @ 11:59pm EST. Here's the first batch of entries.
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Andy)
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Brandon)
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Eric)It may look like the jerseys of the 80's but Eric did change the striping. He also has created a new logo. I accepted it but, I also told him that I would take input from you guys. Should this be allowed?
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Mason)
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Spirit104)
Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by Tex)