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Incredible Evil Dead 2 Skate deck Art

If you’re an Evil Dead fan or you liked Ash Vs Evil Dead you won’t wanna miss this – Hail to the king baby!

Bruce Cambell is one of my favourite actors and Evil Dead 2 is a cult classic, so for a fun project I decided to paint Ash Williams and Deadite Ash end-to-end on a skate deck.

This board is for sale – US$650, worldwide shipping available! Email hello(at)fieldey.com or visit http://www.fieldey.com/contact.html to leave a message.

Music: “T for Terror” by Los Plantronics

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Episode 2 – Painting a skateboard with an old-school skull

Following on from Episode 1, I’ll show you how to create a bloody marvellous old school tattoo skull for your skatey. Enjoy!

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Win this Frida Kahlo skate deck!

Late last year I was commissioned by Vagabond Co. to paint a custom skate deck which is now up for grabs in their Beneath the Skin magazine! To enter, all you need to do is visit their website here, pay the princely sum of $2 to download the mag, and then you’re free to enter the competition. The comp is open for worldwide entries so get reading!

 

Dia de los muertos Frida Kahlo skatedeck

You can even check out a movie of the making of it here:

I was also lucky enough to be granted an extensive interview for the mag, so keep your eyes peeled for some more Fieldey madness inside!

Beneath the Skin interview

Beneath the Skin interview

 

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How to hang a skateboard in 3 ways

How to hang a skateboard title

So you’ve turned your skate deck into a veritable work of art and you wanna hang it on your wall… how do you do this? Here’s my handy guide, starting with the cheapest and quickest method to the more professional approaches.


Using fishing line to hang a skate deck

El cheapo – fishing line

The easiest and cheapest way to hang your deck is to simply thread a piece of fishing line through the holes, tie it with a granny knot and sling that baby up on the wall.

Pros:

  • Like I say, hella cheap and quick to do
  • Pretty much invisible

Cons:

  • Looks as cheap as it is
  • The line can start to rub against your artwork and chafe the paint
  • The deck can rock in a breeze as the nose and tail sit against the wall.

 

Using picture hangers to hang a skate deck

Picture hanger

This is a step up from the first option – buy yourself some drywall anchors/star plugs, screw eyes, and picture hanging wire from the hardware store and have your pliers ready. Drywall anchors are little plastic plugs that are used for drilling screws into walls, but in this case they’re going to fill out the hole in the deck so you can screw your eyelet into it.

You’ll need to find a drywall anchor that fits your board and still allows you to screw the eyelet in. I use a 25mm red one, but you might need to play around to find the right size. Trim the anchor to the approximate length (thickness of the wood) using pliers. Jam the round end of the anchor into the hole and use the pliers to force it in – you need a tight fit so that it stays in when the board is on the wall. Grab your eyelet of choice (I like a fairly small one) and screw it into the anchor. Check that everything is nice and firmly in place, then cut yourself a length of metal picture wire and attach it to each eyelet and tie it nice and tight. You’ll need to allow a bit of slack in the wire so that the board can hang – don’t make it too tight.

Pros:

  • It looks more pro than the first option and is more suitable for an art exhibition or other non-permanent display

Cons:

  • There’s a fair bit of shagging around and guess work in there
  • You’ll have the same problem with the nose and the tail touching the wall, the board will be more likely to rock
  • If you don’t achieve a tight enough fit the anchors can slip out of the holes.

 

Using Sk8ology skateboard hangers to hang a skate deck

Floating wall mount

The guys at Sk8ology sent me some of their products the other day to try out, and I was impressed! Essentially it’s an ingenious product that is drilled into the wall to hang your deck in a more pro and permanent way. Check out the video below to see how it works:

Pros:

  • It’s a totally permanent floating solution so the nose and tail aren’t touching on the wall which means they won’t move in a breeze or if they get knocked
  • You also get the choice as to whether you want to lock the board on the wall so it can’t be lifted up, or be able to easily take it off when required
  • It looks more professional and presents your decks as the serious pieces of art that they are.

Cons:

  • Costs a little bit more than the others at $9.99 for the deck display without the drill bit, but it’s hardly likely to break the bank now is it?

Check out www.sk8ology.com to find out more!

So there you have it, different strokes for different folks! If you’ve got a different method for hanging your board feel free to share it in the comments below.

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Gift ideas for your discerning loved ones

Well friends, it’s almost that time again… when you have to start looking for smashingly tasteful Xmas gifts for your loved ones. If you’re after something for the person that’s got it all or something for your good self, consider ordering a Fieldey commission! The following boards have all been commissioned from yours truly and I can paint:

  • Surfboards (for surfing or for the wall)
  • Skateboards
  • Murals and walls
  • Canvasses
  • International postage is AOK.

I’ve only got like two arms and hands so spaces are limited, but if you’ve got an idea or a question please contact me or check out my Commissions page: http://www.fieldey.com/commissions.html

Rhino and Raccoon Spirit animal custom painted skateboard decks

“Spirit Animals” 2012 – Skateboard Commission

Davy Jones themed surfboard painting

Davy Jones surfboard commission for Ryan. 2014

Finished commission surfboard artwork

Custom surfboard commission for Karen, 2014

Street art mural at Santa Fe Restaurant in Subiaco, Perth

Wall mural commission for Santa Fe Restaurant, Subiaco Perth. 2014

screaming skull old school tattoo style surfboard

“Don’t Drink and Drown” 2014 surfboard commission for The Royal Life Saving Society of WA

Panda bear skate board custom paint job

‘Xander the Panda’ 2013. Skatedeck commission

Skateboard commission

2013 Skatedeck commission for The Wild Girls

Retro hawaiian pin-up girl on a surfboard

2013 Commission

Custom minimal surfboard

‘Baik dan Jahat (Good and Evil)’ custom made surfboard and inlay commission 2013

Count Sexula James Brown Custom painted skateboard deck commission

‘Count Sexula’ 2013. Skatedeck commission for Michelle

Custom painted bowling pin

2012 ‘Such is Life’ Bowling pin commission

Finished surfart

2013 – Board for Sea Shepherd

Polar bear custom painted skateboard

‘Sensei Polar Bear’ 2013 Skatedeck commissioned for Pete.

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Teeth, teratomas and eyes – oh my!

Organs painted on a longboard skate deck

Behold! Dr Fieldey’s newest mad masterpiece: Organ Truckin‘. It’s the grossest thing I have painted on a skate deck yet, and I’m in love with it… so pretty! Organ Truckin’ is painted onto a Canada moose hardwood fintail longboard deck. 

If you don’t know what a teratoma is, it’s Greek for  “monstrous tumour” which says it all really. They are fascinatingly hideous (mostly benign) tumours that contain a freakish assortment cells like skin, hair, bone, teeth, brain tissue, eyes and even possibly your parasitic twin – GASP! Also, they are quite often happily mutating away in unsuspecting victims, so you could have a sweet little of bundle of teeth, hair, pus and tiny legs living in you *right now*… Sleep tight!

Detail shot of teratoma tumors on a skate deck

Human heart painted on a longboard skateboard

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Xander the Panda

Here’s a new skate deck commission I finished last week for a lil’ dude named Xander (the Panda). How cool are his parents to commission me to paint this skate deck for a 6 month old?

Panda bear skate board custom paint job


Panda bear skate board custom paint job


Xander the Panda Skateboard commission

 

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