Tag Archives: Studio

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.

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!

Liberty…

I started this piece the same time as my previous one. They started as a series and I am more than thrilled that I actually got around to finishing them, as a series! I Love This City!

New Corner Studio…

Here is a snapshot(s) of my new studio in the city. Not much space, but it has everything I need with a bathroom behind door number one, too your right. I do all my work out of this tiny little room, sometimes I don’t leave this room for days at a time, Thank  you bathroom!

The Right Track…

The tracks above, make for some great perspective. This was the first one I did before getting into the other bridges. I wanted to see how much the paper could take so I gave it some light color with acrylics. I wanted to use watercolors, but it turned out to be too transparent for the paper, and the paper isn’t really made to take a lot of water. But I gave it another pass with acrylics, and though I got the color I wanted, it warped the paper.

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.

Custom SkateBoards…

Here is another projects I have been working on. My good buddy Matt Truiano (I only write his full name so you can check out his work, which is Awesome!), from SVA, where we met in a few illustration classes, and a few boring ones too. Here’s a sketch of him from one of our boring classes. He was probably drawing someone, or sleeping. Check his work out, but check out his tattoos. He does some amazing work. So he came to me a couple of months back and said that he was going to get a group show together with a theme and if I would be interested in being part of it, of course. So his first show was, Coffin shaped canvas, you can check it all out on his site. With the success of the first show his next idea was to use skateboards as the canvas. I really liked this idea and got started right away. This is my board! It might be a little hard to make out the entire board, since the board is not completely flat, when photographing the board it was with a slight angle so could get all the work. But as you can see, the tail looks squished. I used acrylics to paint this, and You can clearly see the evolution of the board, and as for the art work it self, I am happy where it is and I see it as a complete finished work. BUT! The work as a whole is not complete?! How you may wonder? Well, it’s not a skateboard without wheels! It’s not that exciting I know, but I am that excited about

Studio Working

I know it has been way too long since I posted anything. I have been working on a lot of new stuff, and have put my Nutcracker 2087 project to the side for a while. This is some of what I have been doing in the mean time, do not worry I have started working on it slowly recently and will post something very soon! What you see here is a five foot by four foot piece of canvas, pinned to the wall ready to be drawn on and painted. This came with an idea from my studio partner, to take these drawing I had, most of which are only about 8×10 inches, combine them on this huge canvas. The first canvas was to be 8×4 feet, somewhat overwhelming, not to say that five by four feet isn’t overwhelming, but it was easier to handle. I didn’t have a real sketch, what I did was, have all the drawings I had done with this same kind of style and feel around me as reference, I of course sketched out loosely on the canvas with my Ebony pencil and when I was satisfied with enough of a sketch I started with my thick brush pen. It took about two ten hour days to complete the drawing, it was a lot of fun! It’s being painted by my studio mate, and we have clashed already but I am happy with the direction it is going. This is the first of many we will collaborate on.