Thursday, April 23, 2009


Here is what I ended up with, I finished just in time... the show is this Saturday... hope to see you there!

Monday, April 20, 2009

SKATEBOARD: process continued...

Well... since I have been doing things I have never done before... why stop there? I decided to add a dripping skull to the board... and instead of just painting one on... I decided to carve it into the board itself (well, the outline at least)... So I carved out the outline of the skull as well as the eyes and nose... to be filled in with black...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

SKATEBOARD: mid process pics...

Here is a little step by step process of the skateboard I am doing for the upcoming Disposable show (see below for details).

Well, I decided to try a whole bunch of things I have never done before on this deck (not the smartest idea when you only have 1 blank to work with). Anyway, I found this image of an 60's biker that was just too cool to not use, so I converted it to halftones, printed it out on a laser copier and did a gel medium transfer directly onto the board. Since I have never done one before it was a learning experience... it took me 3 tries to get to the point where most of the image stayed on the board and didn't peel up. Then begins the long process of taking the backing paper off of the board without taking off the graphic... warm water, a sponge and a bunch of patience. Next up was also a new experience... gold leafing... pretty cool, but a mess... not very fun at all... I have a feeling I will be finding gold leaf in my rug and clothes for the next year...

Next up is some painting, then varnish and then off to the gallery... (it's due Friday... so I gotta motor on it)

Step 1: Applying the gel transfer medium

Step 2: Removing the backing paper to reveal the image

Step 3: Applying the gold leaf

stay tuned for next steps and the final product...