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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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