Another custom skate deck. This time painted for Drift Surf Shop down in Wakedfield RI. They carry Boardstix, which I'm using to paint the deck in the video below. If you are interested in a custom illustration on a skateboard, longboard, surfboard, skimboard etc... contact me via the contact page on this website. Prices vary. Full boards start at $100 and go up from there. We can discuss smaller designs or accommodate your budget. This board is on display at Drift Surf Shop and may even be available for purchase.
I was recently asked to paint a custom skate deck using Boardstix brand markers. This was a Christmas gift for a local Rhode Islander's son. It was a fun, exciting and simple process. My customer had some ideas and was looking for a composition created with my very own art style. I really enjoy when people appreciate my artwork enough to give me a loose idea to create a composition. Not only does this simplify the process, but it allows me considerable creative freedom resulting in a more powerful product. You can view a video of me finishing off the deck. Unfortunately my GoPro had some issues during the first part of my painting.
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As I was furiously working on my Movember campaign, drawing freelance for LEGO Club and doing a few commissions, I was hired to build a cigar box uke for friend and steampunk artist, Michael Salerno. It was a gift for his son and I'm told he loved it. In fact, I loved it and would like one of my own some day. But I don't have time to build for myself, so others must experience the joy of my art and instruments. Here's a slide show for everyone to check out.
I took a trip down to 7PLY skateshop in Westerly RI yesterday to investigate long boards. We've decided that we'd like to try and build out own boards out of baltic birch veneer and press them in one of our shops.
Being a graphic artist, the first thing I started thinking about was the shape and graphic of the board I will be creating. While we're looking at longboards, I am looking into my skater past as some of the illustrations used on vintage boards. Here are a few pieces that I LOVED when I was a growing little grom.
I haven't skated in years. Since I don't have any freestyle skills left it is my opinion that I need to become a cruiser. I do still surf and bodyboard quite a bit, so I'd like to work on my balance. A longboard is a great way to work on my balance. I will more than likely try and sell a few boards on this site in order to cover some of the set up costs. If you start seeing me post some awesome pics of boards and you decide you might want one, please inquire via the contact page. As you can guess, I'll probably have a robot theme on my first board.