Category Archives: Skateboards

Wild Animals…

Here are the three animals boards I have been working on, finished! I’ve really come to enjoy this “canvas”, it’s a nice break, and challenge from your regular rectangular canvas. I used a lot of acrylics, and a clear glossy spray for a nice shiny protective finish.

Advertisements

What Animals…

Working on some new animalistic skateboards. I really like the skateboard template, it really allows for a lot of creativity. A few more sessions and they will be ready for gloss and a professional photo op!

Smoking Skull…

   This board came to me as I was sketching out a few other boards, mainly animal themed boards, you can check them out at my FB page, this one though was speaking to me. Once I sketched it out on the board – I had to first strip it of some stickers, sand it a bit, and then put a few coats of gesso on it – I just started painting. I didn’t use many colors, but I used a lot of paint, I spent about six, seven hours painting, and I was quite happy with how much I had done by that point, and called it finished. Well of course I had to put the gloss finish! I’m looking for a few more skate decks to paint and customize!

City Boarding…

A friend of mines came to me about a month ago with a plain skate deck, and asked me to paint a NYC theme on the board. How could I say no? I was never into landscape painting, but city scape painting I have really begun to enjoy! I used pen and acrylics and then sprayed it with a clear enamel coat to give it a nice glossy protective finish. If you bring me a plain skate deck I will customize it to your hearts desire!

Halo Snowboard, done…

Finally Finished! Did this one for my brother-in-law, and as you can see he is a huge Halo fan. All I can say is that this was a pain in the ass to paint. I had to gesso this multiple times, and still it would chip, hence a pain in the ass to paint. Hopefully he won’t use it on the slopes, Enjoy Frankie!

On DECK…

So I made it out to the skate shop and picked me up a plain deck. Can’t wait to start painting this thing, though I am not sure what I want to put on it yet… I  like so many of the designs I did, but feeling a bit indecisive, but excited to paint this thing. Either way, as I was talking with the guy behind the counter, he said something that made me realize that buying this board is no more expensive then buying a canvas. If you get a large size canvas it can range up to $30, depending on how large you want to go. Even if you stretch your own canvas, think about the materials and labor it takes to get it all stretched and gessoed and ready to be painted? So think about it, if you want a painting from me, say you want it on a skateboard? Go get one, have the guy at the shop put the grip tape on, nicely. Get at me and I will customize your board!!!

iLookin’ too Customize…

So lately I have been doing a lot of work with the computer. I still draw and sketch, but I have been finishing the work with photoshop and/or illustrator as well as playing with flash. But with the weather getting nicer, I brought the skateboards I had painted and customized – with wheels and everything – out of storage and thought about how much fun it was too paint and put it all together and make this really cool looking board. Not like the ones you see at the mall. But, I don’t skateboard, so when I was at the mall one weekend I took the two boards that I had fully customized with me – I figured it wouldn’t take long before some kid would ask about the board – to just get them out there in the world. Plus it would make some kids day. I didn’t even make it to the food court before some kids noticed and without hesitation, to their surprise their day just got a lot better. They went home with some new boards and I didn’t even go to the food court. I made their days and they saved me the calories, and with that I want to customize some more skateboards!

Russian Bomber…

The Russian Bomber!

Boards Up…

Here they are, finished, and fully customized with trucks and wheels, and grip tape. What we get is a one of the kind hand painted customized skateboard! I am super happy with how these turned out. Once I finished the painting, I gave it a nice protective gloss finish, which really brought up the color. It still wasn’t a complete board without the trucks and wheels.  So when I went to the shop I was  able to choose which trucks and wheels I wanted, to really put that nice finishing touch. I put white trucks and white wheels with green bearings on the Elephant board. The Tiger received metallic trucks and white wheels with blue bearings. I gave the wheels some tiger stripes for added coolness! I might go back to the shop for some orange wheels!

Elephant Board…

I couldn’t help myself to do another skateboard. I really enjoyed working on the tiger board, it was a nice switch from canvas and paper. Since I sketched out so many, and I enjoyed the process of working on the board, I bought another one and at first I was going to go with a giraffe sketch I had done, but in the end more people actually wanted to see the elephant. This is actually my second go at the board, the first hit you can actually see on my facebook page. Since the elephant takes up a large part of the board, that much grey would dull the entire board. So the elephant gets color, it will still have shades of grey but with color, maybe like a bluish-grey. I might take one more past at this and then it should be finished.