The process of designing the piece started with sketching and research, using The Disposable Skateboard Bible by Sean Cliver as a starting point. With over a handful of sketches, and more than 15 digital iterations, the design required extensive refinement.
Painting the Deck
Using an old skateboard deck as the canvas for the finished piece, I first had to remove the old griptape and sand off the original graphic. After prepping the board, I printed the vectorized design to transfer to the board via graphite. The board was painted with acrylic paints, and sealed with high-gloss polycrylic spray.