Fife Flyers fan’s sketches helping to add a splash of colour to hockey shutdown

A Fife Flyers fan’s artwork is helping add a splash of colour to the ice hockey shutdown.
Student Rebecca Thomson with some of her earlier portraits of Fife Flyers players -  credit- Fife Photo AgencyStudent Rebecca Thomson with some of her earlier portraits of Fife Flyers players -  credit- Fife Photo Agency
Student Rebecca Thomson with some of her earlier portraits of Fife Flyers players - credit- Fife Photo Agency

Rebecca Thomson has created sketches of her favourite team’s players for people to colour in during the current lockdown.

The Dundee University art student posted her latest creations on Twitter and they have proved popular, with Fife Flyers’ official account also sharing the drawings and inviting supporters to submit their finishing versions.

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Rebecca told the Press: “I decided to create the Flyers colouring pages as I knew with everything that is happening right now, the schools being off and hockey season ending early that many of the kids would be bored, and parents alike.

Chase Schaber colouring sketch. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.Chase Schaber colouring sketch. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.
Chase Schaber colouring sketch. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.

“I thought creating some cartoons of the Flyers players which kids could colour in might be a good way to fill a bit of that time. 

“The response so far has been great, it’s been lovely to see photos of children holding up their completed pages and decorating their favourite players.

“I’m hoping to create some more once I get a bit of free time.”

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Rebecca, a former Balwearie High School pupil, first began drawing ice hockey players five years ago.

Bari McKenzie colouring. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.Bari McKenzie colouring. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.
Bari McKenzie colouring. Created by Fife Flyers fan Rebecca Thomson.

Her initial drawing of former Flyers favourite Matt Nickerson sparked an interest that has consumed the dedicated 21-year-old ever since – with her work widely shared across the hockey world, even as far as the NHL.

A number of her sketches have also helped raise money for children’s charity CHAS.

To see Rebecca’s work, visit her Facebook page, Rebecca Thomson Art, or on Twitter @RThomsonArt.