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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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Finito – Tex-Mex wall mural a go-go!

Street art mural at Santa Fe Restaurant in Subiaco, Perth

I’ve always wanted to paint on a massive scale and lately I’ve been testing out my skillz™on some walls around Perth. I’m still learning to spray paint, so this wall at Santa Fe Restaurant was painted with a combination of sprays and Molotow One4all markers and refill inks applied with a brush, and I think it came out pretty rad!

Spray painting the base

Base painting the main skull with spray paint

Underpainting the wall in white paint

Underpainting the wall with external water-based house paint

Colour is added to the wall

Building up the colours from the background to the foreground

Fieldey painting a street art mural

Me on day 2, getting stuck into some detail work

Street art mural at Santa Fe Restaurant in Subiaco, Perth

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Tiki Totem mural for Red Stripe Clothing

Behold! The second mural I’ve ever done and I think it looks pretty swish, if I do say so myself… I painted it using spray paint and palm leaves for the background, and acrylic paint for all the detail work.

Retro Tiki Totem mural in William St, Northbridge Perth

It’s painted in Red Stripe Clothing in Northbridge, Perth. If you’re in the area pop in and say hi to the lovely staff!

In other news I’m so stoked to be interviewed for Venus Goes Gidget… AAAANNNDDD… a certain surfboard maven is going to be flying over to Sydney in August to run some surfboard painting workshops with the lovely folks from V.G.G… anyone interested? http://venusgoesgidget.com/2014/05/fieldey-artist-gidget/

Fieldey in front of her Tiki Totem graffiti mural in Northbridge

Retro Tiki Totem mural in William St, Northbridge Perth

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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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Sexy skatedeck for The Wild Girls


Skateboard commission

It’s not often that I’m allowed free reign on a commissioned piece, but David from The Wild Girls let me run… er… wild on this deck. I’ve not only managed to channel my teenage love affair for Nine Inch Nails, but I’ve also developed quite a thing for painting human organs. Enjoy!

Human heart painted on skateboard

wildgirls4 Deer Skull on skateboard

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Naked tattooed cat… on a table

Sometimes it’s good to just kick back and paint for the sake of painting, to paint just because it’s freaking awesome… and to make a pleasing conversation piece for your lounge room!

Old school tattoo style cat

Myself and fellow artist Lisa Max put our perverse minds and mad skillz together to create this terrifying coffee table apparition: “Kitty Cat Man” 2013.

Coffee table

We stated with a very 90’s esque coffee table that I had one of my minions sand it back to its original finish. For the background we used Molotow Premium spray paint along with a water-based wood stain on the bare wood ‘frame’.

Hairless Tattooed cat

Kitty Cat Man was painted with Golden Acrylics and my trusty hairdryer. We finished him off with a few coats of water based laquer. I think the whole thing took maybe five painting sessions… and boy are we pleased with the result!

Old school tattoo style cat

KittyCatMan

Old school tattoo style cat

Old school tattoo style cat

In case you’re wondering where the name came from, inspiration comes from the damnedest places:

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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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