I had an awesome excuse to try out some new techniques and materials when I was asked to paint a board (donated by Star Surf + Skate) for Sea Shepherd Perth’s Relentless fundraiser this week! Check out the rad “making of” clip below courtesy of Matt Fieldes Photography.
I’m a late convert to paint pens/poscas, but there are definitely going to be some tutorials in the pipeline featuring them… so stay tuned by subscribing to my YouTube channel – FieldeyCustom
A smashing new skateboard I painted for Michelle, who contacted me via my website and commissioned this little ripper for her boyfriend’s birthday. Any guesses who the slightly debauched looking gentleman featured is?
I just finished a new birthday present commission for a gentleman who shares the same birthday as me. The idea behind this was to combine a spirit animal with a Japanese theme, which we put it through the Fieldey enigma machine to produce: Sensei Polar Bear!
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After writing about the Great pin challenge of 2012, here’s the finished article! Looks pretty fabulous no?
This pin was a commission for George who has a collection of retro pins that he’s getting custom painted by low-brow artists all over the world. I was the first artist off the rank with this rendition of the life (and death) of Ned Kelly.
If you happen to be a non-Australian, Ned Kelly was an iconic Aussie bushranger (aka.highwayman) who was famous for stealing and murdering his way about town and having an allmighty shoot out with the authorities while wearing a suit of armour shaped like a mailbox. Amongst the fighting, the police who believed him to be some kind of indestructible demon, finally figured out that he wasn’t wearing armour on his LEGS. So they shot him in his achilles heel – HIS LEGS – and he was bought to justice. When told the date he was going to be hung he uttered his world-famous (in Australia) phrase: Such is Life.
And that, my friends, is the story of Ned Kelly.
These are possibly, slightly NSFW… But so so worth seeing!
In honour of completing my first custom painted bowling pin, I’d like to introduce you to my newest artistic muse and all-round lovely person: Kirsten Easthope a.k.a Queenpin Deluxe.
Kristen’s a high-rollin’ pin-up supra-artist, who has painted everything from Fender Guitars, to Rocketbuster Cowboy Boots, to the sets of the movie “Anger Management” and custom boots for Jennifer Tilly. Her artwork has appeared in International Tattoo Art magazine, Club International magazine, Juxtapoz magazine, and she is featured in the book “Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious” by Sherri Cullison Pfouts, from Schiffer Publishing.
Now I’m jealous… you can view more of her work on her website: http://www.queenpindeluxe.com/ or subscribe to her Facebook page.
Also, massive thanks to GasBombGirl for introducing me on to such an amazing talent!
So while you guys were all skydiving, Flyboarding and jet-skiing on the weekend, I was at home shackled to my desk and painting a bowling pin. It’s the most challenging commission I’ve had for sure – but it’s looking so sweet, if I may say so myself!
The pin was fairly beat-up, so I had to prepare it by filling in the holes with moulding paste and then sanding it a million times over… I did that twice. After I had a nice smooth(ish) surface I sprayed the whole thing with Belton Molotow paints, and spent two days painting Australian native plants and a set of wings onto it’s smooth, hairless sides.
I’m thinking that this is going to be the pimpingest Australian-native-plant-and-fontier-mythology themed bowling pin around.
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