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Episode 2 – Using spraypaint and markers for surfboards

My newest piece of YouTube madness is here!

In this episode, I’m getting groovy with spray paint and paint markers to custom paint a surfboard with an old-school tattoo inspired skull and moray eel.

In the video I’m using Molotow Belton Premium Aerosols and ONE4ALL paint markers and inks, the surfboard was supplied by Star Surf and Skate, with location is The Apple, in Bridgetown, Western Australia, sponsored by The Butcher Shop.

Filming and editing by Matt Fieldes Photography. http://www.mattfieldesphotography.com/

Big thank you to our sponsors:
Molotow Paint Australia: http://molotow.com.au/
Star Surf and Skate: http://www.starsurf.com.au/
The Butcher Shop: http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/

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May 15, 2014 · 11:34 am

New online surfboard graphics store is here!

Online surfboard graphics store

I’m very proud to announce the birth of my very first online store – Fieldey’s Kustom Board Graphics!

Whether you’re getting a surfboard made and want to order an inlay to protect and strengthen your board, or you want to give an old board a new lease on life with a full board vinyl decal, you’ll find something rad here! All the artworks have been hand painted by yours truly, and are available to purchase in a variety of sizes to suit your stick.

Mike ordered the Hula Bula Hellcat inlay for his 9’1 McTavish custom mal, it was printed on a silk polymer mesh inlay and then glassed into the bottom of the board by McTavish’s talented team of shapers. I think it looks awesome, and he’s stoked with it as well! The artwork is 100% permanent, UV resistant and it also doubles the strength of the fibreglass.

McTavish 9'1 mal surfboard with custom Fieldey inlay

Check out the full range of Fieldey designs available as either inlays or full board vinyl decals – which one is your favourite?

Kustom surfboard graphics


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Painted surfboard for Sea Shepherd

Painted surfboard for Sea Shepherd, old school tattoo style

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

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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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You’re going deeper into your cave and you’re going to find your power animal

I spent the weekend before last feverishly painting these decks for a friend to be given as a wedding present. The brief was to create two skateboards for the happy couple based on a theme of piss-take “spirit animals” for each. I will say that researching this took me to some pretty strange places, where I discovered the hidden gem of Power Animals Unleashed. For the record this is apparently the song of the rhino, and this  jaunty tune is the raccoon’s song… I suggest listening to them as you view the photos for complete audio visual immersion.

Rhino and Raccoon Spirit animal custom painted skateboard decks

Mexican wrestling rhino skateboard deck with tattoo

Mexican wrestling raccoon skateboard deck with tattoo

Mexican Dia de los muertos skull on skateboard deck

Mexican Dia de los muertos skull on skateboard deck


Filed under Art, Dia de los Muertos, Skateboards

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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Companion Animal Movie

As promised, here it is- the companion animal video to the How to paint a surfboard… Fieldey Style blog post, in which I paint a surfboard… Fieldey style!



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