After three weeks in the making, this beautiful custom made and painted board is ready to be shipped to Karen in Florida! Karen contacted me via my website, asking if I could hand paint a surfboard for her. Working with my pals at Oceanline Surfboards here in Western Australia, we created this 6’8″ Funboard Egg with custom deck sprays and artwork. This baby is going to be queen of the waves!
Pictures of the whole process are below, but if you’re interested in having a board painted or getting a custom Fieldey inlay for a board you are having made, please either contact me or fill in the commissions form on my website.
It all starts with a sketch – the initial concept sketch I sent to Karen.
The painting begins – I’m using Molotow One4All inks for this
Taking the board back to the shapers, we coat it in 2-pack clear coat to protect the artwork for surfing
Kissing the board goodbye before I send it off
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.
Check out the full range of Fieldey designs available as either inlays or full board vinyl decals – which one is your favourite?
New commission piece finished for NinetySixEast B&B on the Cocos Keeling Islands. She’s the sister board to this board, and they are going to look so rad in their new home I think I’m going to have to take an epic surf/diving/fishing trip over there to check them out!
On this Friday I’d like to share a little source of inspiration: Aircraft Nose Art.
It’s rude ‘n crude and 100 types of awesome. It’s sort of an old school form of mobile graffiti that developed from a practical way of identifying friendly units and spread to becoming a rad way of customising a plane. The designs were brash and full of bravado and offered a sort of psychological protective symbol against death whilst giving the two finger salute to military regulations.