Stephen King's Skateboard
WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY JEREMY CONSTANTINEAU
One of the interesting things about our shop is there's always something new lying around waiting for someone to make into an art piece, (or a very expensive skateboard if you've got that kinda cash). Anyways, Tim, our airbrush artist, found a blank deck way too skinny for anyone to actually skate and decided to spray some sinister looking Pennywise artwork to hang in our showroom.
Conveniently enough, the board already had a painted silver finish on it, so only a quick scuff and some degreaser was needed before Tim could start spraying paint.
Tim only airbrushes 100% free-hand. In this case, he outlined the image lightly in pencil before switching to the airbrush to complete the board in full colour. Tim specializes in a technique called micro-detailing. The term itself is self-explanatory, but seeing it done in person is much more impressive than can be captured in a photo.
For example, in the image below, take a look at the individual hairs compared to the holes drilled for the hardware, just a few millimetres across.
We all float down here...
This piece is now on display in the Sketchs Ink showroom, so cruise by, say hello, and check this one out.