I recently did an illustration for an article that appeared in Utah Adventure Journal about an outdoor guy, Brian McKenna, with a larger-than-life personality who ended up becoming paralyzed in a bike accident. (You can read the article here.) I found myself moved by the friendship expressed in the article, and resolved to make my illustration live up to such a personality. After the article ran, one of Brian’s friends who was with him in the South American scene I illustrated, asked if he could pay me to use the art to have a custom pair of skis made in Brian’s honor. I was extremely flattered by the request. Not only that, but he was kind enough to share photos of the process of getting his custom skis made by the good folks over at Wagner Custom Skis.