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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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Fieldey and Iron Fist up a tree…

Fieldey and Iron Fist up a tree...

I painted a series of designs for Iron Fist Clothing last year and now I have one of the new items in my clammy little palms… so stoked with how it came out! Here she is with the assorted products I used to paint her.

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March 24, 2014 · 3:00 pm

Día de los muertos zombie Kurt Cobain & other stories

Day of the Dead Kurt Cobain Skateboard deck

Like pretty much every other teenager growing up in the 90’s I was obsessed with Kurt Cobain. I remember listening to Nirvana Unplugged when I was 17, long after he was gone, and you know, really feeling Kurt’s pain… it was like he spoke to my soul or something. Brilliance, I would sigh, sheer brilliance.

One of my favourite Kurt images was the iconic Rolling Stone cover where he is sporting a suit and oh so dreamy blue eyes – I remember slaving for hours over an exact rendition of that in oil pastels, trying to get his eyes just so. Would that I had it here to show you, it’d probably be good for a laugh.

Kurt Cobain Rolling Stone Cover

Fast forward to now and I recently bought myself a small quiver of blank skateboard decks for some painting madness and decided to paint a sort of dead celebrity triumvirate  – three of greatest members of the infamous 27 Club… Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Jimi Hendrix – all of whom met an untimely end at 27.

Lucky 27 Skateboard with opium poppy and duelling pistols

I got to re-visit my favourite Kurt Cobain image and slave away with a paint brush getting his eyes just so. Considering this is the first board where I have painted an actual portrait of an actual person, I think it’s a pretty good likeness of him, face paint, zombie nose and all.

Día de los muertos Kurt Cobain Zombie

I hope you like it – and don’t be tempted to scoot up the page and match my portrait with the original cover image… it’s all about making things look rad, not anatomically correct. That is the take home message here folks.

Opium poppies on skateboard

Stay excellent. Over and out.

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Dia de los Muertos Madness!

It was the best of weekends, it was the worst of weekends…

We ripped the bonnet off Lisa Max’s 1990 Holden Apollo and proceeded to gas ourselves silly spray painting it in a confined space. The outcome was significantly less brain cells and this rockin’ dia de los meurtos retro tattoo skull.

The main idea behind the design was the ease of painting, it had to use minimal layers of paint, be simple and very cool. We used spray paint for the background and then Moltow paint pens to paint in all the details, like the mostly epically annoying paint-by-number ever.

A few coats of clear coat went on very last to make it look mint and keep the paint on for hopefully more than a week and she was good to roll!

For the anal retentive among us, I submit some thrilling detail images below, so you can scrutinize the painstaking detail that went into this fine piece of automobile ass art.

If anyone else has any cars that need a little something special, and are brave enough to have a piece of priceless art plastered on them, contact me. It would help if you were in the Perth area, unless you want to fly us over.

Loco Motion car bonnet painting

Loco Motion car bonnet painting detail

Loco Motion car bonnet painting detail 2

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