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Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec

Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Deck

Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec
Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen
Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec
Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen
Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec
Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen
Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec
Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen
Hand-painted Tiki Skateboard Dec
Copyright © 2016 by Brian Allen

Client:

Simon Rivers

Description:

A private collector commissioned me to paint this one-of-a-kind tiki totem skateboard deck in acrylic on wood.

I designed the different tiki heads digitally in Clip Studio Paint, and then transferred the sketch to the board using carbon paper. Using acrylics, I blocked in the colors and began adding highlights and shadows. Then, when all the colors were added (which was the most time consuming part of the process), I painted the line work with a brush and black ink. The client was so much fun to work with – he wanted the entire thing to be a surprise, so he never saw any sketches or progress shots. I don’t do a lot of traditional painting, so I was unsure how it would turn out, but I’m very happy with it.

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

Zombie Superhero Laser-Engraved Skateboard

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.

While designing, I also had to structure the design so the layout could be changed to fit a T-Shirt as well. I made sure to keep the characters masked on separate layers, that way moving them around at the end was relatively easy.

We also created a silk-screen color version for boards and shirts, using around 6 colors.

Client Testimonial:
They look just as amazing! Everyone is giving compliments about the graphic because it’s very cool!
-Martina Ieffa
Revenga Skateboards

You can purchase it here:
http://www.revengaskateboards.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga. It was challenging to pump a ton of detail in the board, while making sure to keep the lines bold enough as to not cause much trouble in the engraving process.To see more of my work, or hire me for freelance projects, please visit my website: www.flylanddesigns.com

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Laser-engraved skateboard design of a team of zombie superheroes

How to ink zombies for a laser-cut skateboard in Manga Studio

Here’s a video of how to ink for a laser-cut skateboard.

I was recently hired to conceptualize and illustrate a team of Superhero zombies to be laser-engraved into skateboards by Revenga (www.revengaskateboards.com).

While designing, I also had to structure the design so the layout could be changed to fit a T-Shirt as well. I made sure to keep the characters masked on separate layers, that way moving them around at the end was relatively easy.

We also created a silk-screen color version for boards and shirts, using around 6 colors.

Thanks for watching, please post any questions in the comments.

To check out more of my work, or to hire me:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

–What software do you use?
Manga Studio 5 EX and Adobe Photoshop CC

–What tablet do you use? Wacom Cintiq 24HD, and sometimes a Wacom Companion 1

–What computer do you use?
iMac

–What brushes do you use?
I use variants I created from the stock brushes in Manga Studio 5, as well as brushes I purchased from Ray Frenden.

–How much time does an illustration take?
Projects vary greatly, but I would say a good average would be 8 hours.

–People actually pay you to do this all day?
I know, right?

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Thug wearing a ski mask riding a skateboard away from the police

Hip-Hop skater T-Shirt Illustration

Client:

Conscious Curci

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for the hip-hop artist Concious Curci of a thug riding a skateboard away from the cops. The T-Shirt illustration was set up for silk-screening with 4 colors to celebrate the release of Corci’s latest album.

Thug wearing a ski mask riding a skateboard away from the police

Thug wearing a ski mask riding a skateboard away from the police

Conscious Curci process

Conscious Curci T-Shirt mockup

Meth Head Barbie T-Shirt Design

5-Star Barbie T-Shirt Design

Meth Head Barbie T-Shirt

Meth Head Barbie T-Shirt

Meth Head Barbie T-Shirt

T-Shirt illustration for 5-Star Apparel.  The client asked me to create a parody of a Barbie who has lost her way.  We decided on a mugshot photo of a strung-out, meth-head version.  Set up for silk-screening, 4 colors.

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