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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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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 paint marker tutorial in the bag

Painted surfboard art with an old-school tattoo skull

Last month I was on location at The Apple in Bridgetown filming Episode 2 of my 3-part surfboard painting tutorials. I’m just winding up the film editing and thought I’d post a few screen caps from the clip – I think this one’s going to be a real corker!

Massive thank you to Matt Fieldes Photography for the pro filming, The Butcher Shop for the beautiful location, Star Surf and Skate for the surfboard and Molotow Australia for the excellent paint.

Enjoying the serenity with some dish washing detergent

Enjoying the serenity with some dish washing detergent

Surfboard artwork - how to paint a surfboard

Background is done and I’m waxing lyrical about the merits of paint markers

Using Molotow One4All inks to paint a surfboard

Demonstrating how to mix your own colours in an empty Molotow marker to paint in the shadows on the skull

Using an empty Molotow marker to create the shadows of a skull on a surfboard

Building up the layers of shadow on the skull by incrementally adding black to the custom colour marker

Using the brush tip on the Molotow marker for fine line work

Switching the tip of the marker to a brush tip lets me do some really fine line work.

Painting a tattoo-style moray eel on a surfboard

The fun part! Adding in the black on the moray eel

Thanks for reading – stay tuned for the full tutorial!

If you missed it – here’s Episode 1 starring Dan Duggan:

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For your viewing pleasure: Screaming old-school tattoo skull surfboard

My latest surfboard offering for the Royal Lifesaving Society of WA’s “Don’t Drink and Drown Appeal”.

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February 27, 2014 · 11:51 am

Don’t drink and drown surfboard art

Wowza! It’s been a stinking hot last couple of days and I’ve been painting frantically trying to get this surfboard finished before I head off on holiday to Sri Lanka tomorrow… and here it is!

screaming skull old school tattoo style surfboard

It’s for the Royal Life Saving Society of WA’s “Don’t drink and drown” appeal, and I reckon it has the best and most intense skull I’ve painted to date!

Screaming skull surfboard art

Fieldey painting a surfboard

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The joy of painting brains and maggots

Russell Ord is a big-wave surf photographer from Margaret River. He’s known for charging monstrous waves with camera in hand and gets in deeper than all the other lightweights to capture awesome images like this:

Russell Ord Surf Photograph

 

I met up with Russell a few weeks ago and he offered me his surf helmet for a good dose of custom painting. I had a blast painting it, and got to paint my first brain and maggots combo… which was a strangely satisfying and fun thing to do.

The helmet went from this:

Surf helmet before painting

To this:

Custom painted surf helmet with skull and brains

Custom painted surf helmet with skull

custom painted surf helmet  Death before Dishonour

Russell Ord, Surf Photographer

 

Big thanks for Matt Fieldes Photography for the awesome photos of the finished helmet.

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Finito!

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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.

Custom painted bowling pin with Ned KellyBowling pin with waratah flower and Ned KellyCustom painted low-brow bowling pin with skeleton

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