I have written some art how-to pages for Squidoo. These pages give a lot of information on how I specifically accomplished these art pieces, so if you are an artist researching new techniques or approaches, you may find these pages interesting.
Designing a Skateboard Deck Using Sharpies
Designing a skateboard deck is not all that easy. A large part of the difficulty has to do with the fact that the long, thin skateboard shape is challenging to work with, and not all imagery lends itself easily to the skateboard's proportions.
I had done some skateboard designs awhile back for Zazzle, but they were not overly succesful, and I decided to work on some different things for a bit. Recently, however, a local art gallery where I occasionally show work announced it would be having a show on skateboarding art, so I decided to revisit the whole skateboard design idea. This page will focus on an easy, although not quick idea for detailing a skateboard deck using Sharpie pens. Read more...
Designing a Skateboard Deck Using Liquid Resist
I've been working on a series of skateboard decks using different methods to decorate them. This particular deck was done with a liquid resist and 6 colors of spray paint, but you could easily do your deck with less and have awesome results. Follow my step by step instructions and you can easily re-do your own skateboard deck with awesome results. Read more...
Designing a Skateboard Deck Using Stencils
Getting Creative With Stencils
I've been working on a series of skateboards that use different methods for decorating the decks, and sharing my methods through these webpages so you can see how to design your own skateboard. In this page, I'll show you an easy way to do an interesting stencil design with very few supplies. Read more...