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Friday, November 17, 2017
I'm in my last year at OSF and will be graduating in 2018.
My brand OftenExtremleyMad exists to release anger through illustration. OEM is my way of taking out my anger and expressing the way some of the smaller things bug me every day. While creating this board, I decided to choose one of my many pet peeves I have and put it into a comic strip. This one being chewing with your mouth open... I think many can relate to this topic because we all know that one person that can't shut up while eating.
The theme of the board - and the character especially - is about common animal phobias, such as snakes, spiders, bats and bugs. The character is made to be a mixture of all these animals. This fits into my capsule collection by recognizing that despite the phobias of these animals, they still deserve love and respect.
My inspirations come from the animals mentioned. I find that animals that are common phobias are interesting, becoming even more interesting by being phobias. For me, finding the reason why people find them so scary and icky is interesting, albeit disappointing, because these animals and their subspecies are - for me - really cool!
For this board, I tried to make all the colours bright and vibrant to make it eye-catching and used the rule of thirds to figure out where I would put the body parts so no part of the board was too lacking or busy with detail.
The materials used were watercolours for the paint and a woodburner for the texture. First, I woodburned the board. Next, I used gloss sealing spray on the board so the watercolours wouldnt be absorbed into the wood as easy. Then finally, I painted the board with watercolours.
While making this board, I learned that, personally, I should take more time to make sure my sketch is readable so when I eventually woodburn or spray paint it, i can read the lines better so I don't end up making silly mistakes. I also learned to make sure I plan out what details go where and plan out the pose of the monster so it's not as confusing for me and the people looking at my boards.
I’m into reading manga and superhero comics, computers and robots. I love playing Destiny (video game), and I watch football, basketball and ice cross.
The image on my board is comic book themed, and the story is based on the video game RPG, where two heroes fight a boss and lose. I was inspired by Destiny, another RPG.
The board is made out of Canadian maple veneers. I drew the panels and printed them in the shape of a pintail, applied the printed template to a tape stencil, and spray-painted the board blue and the characters yellow. Features and outlines are in paint marker.
I made the choice to fill the entire space of the board with imagery. The lines are organic and the board has a smooth texture. By using a limited amount of black, I created defined images from the blue areas.
The narrative on my board is about two characters who try to beat a really hard boss and get destroyed in the process.
I’m happy with the woodworking component of my board. As far as the graphic elements, I would use less lines next time, less panels, and make the characters bigger.
This board will be for sale at the OSF January 26 pop up @anomaly. Look for me there and follow me on Instagram @pop_skate_to
For the physical design process I hand pressed and woodworked this board and then made a 5 colour way stencil, painted the graphic using spray paint and then hand painted the final touches and details with acrylic paint.
The next step for Timeless is to create designs, boards and graphics of the highest quality. My goal with my brand is to bring you a classic lifestyle that is just as the name implies, Timeless.
Lil Uzi’s current hit song XO Tour Lif3 was the starting point for the imagery on my board. It’s part of my 90s capsule collection and is based on
a vintage Polly Pocket compact.
I used a mini board with a tape stencil and different spray paint styles. I applied the colour using spatter technique and I built up a bas relief effect by multiple sprayings of certain areas. The lettering is my self-drawn font and appears in my logo. I chose the dark background in order to make the image of the fire pop, and to give simplicity to the overall design. I framed the central image with the roughly symmetrical shapes of the fire.
I wanted to grab the viewer’s attention when I drew the fire and the corpses in the pool. The lyrics of the song just fit right in.
I’ve never done tape stencil before for a personal board, so I am going to use that technique again. Applying acrylic paint onto the already sprayed board is not something I would do in the future.
This board will be for sale at our upcoming January 26 pop up shop @anomaly and don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @mad.in.us
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I like how skeletons look and find they’re fun to draw. As far as composition, I used two banners to draw the eye down my board. I varied my line between thick and thin to show dimension. The frame was painted in the texture that mimics wood. I chose all neutral colors, because they reflect a mood of boredom.
The black spray paint I use leaked,and seeped into the wood grain and I had to fix this with paint marker.
From making this board, I learned to wait and be patient. Cutting out the skeleton was long and tedious. Next time I will use a much simpler design!
This board will be for sale, but I can also easily see it hanging on my wall at home. Follow me and my brand on Instagram @_wearebored_
I'm 17 years old and this is my first semester at OSF. I'm interested in underground fashion and reworking used clothing
into new styles. My brand is Sus, it exists to create DIY grungy
fashion and accessories.
My first deck is inspired by Tumblr fashion and obviously by Hello
Kitty. I like Hello Kitty because I've seen some of my favourite rap
artists using the cute image in a alternative way, creating a cute and
edgy aesthetic. I took the character and put my own take on it by
putting a teddy bear in her arms with X's for eyes.
I pressed the board with a Roarockit vacuum bag and did all of the
wood working by hand. To create the graphic I used tape stencils and
spray paint. To add my own personality I embedded glitter in the deck.
I sprinkled it on the deck and sealed it in with gloss.
The graphic uses the principles of design of emphasis and movement. I
created emphasis by placing the character in the centre of the board
and movement by placing stars in groups of threes in an "S" curve down
the board to draw your eye around the deck and give it flow.
Overall I had fun making the deck but I also learned a lot, like if
you cut too deep through the tape you leave scratch marks. I also
learned that it's easy to cut your fingers! I'm getting used to using
a new tool. I was really happy with the glitter effect and would love
to do it again but I'm even more interested in printing a vinyl
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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Friday, November 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
noose I made a simple stencil out of masking tape. I used two different colours of Montana Black brand spray paint to give it a speckle effect. I used paint marker to outline and add finishing
touches. I added an OSF bubble letter throw up on the kick since this was my first board at this school to show mad love!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
stenciled it on my board. I colour matched the Montana Black brand spraypaint to the original LV pattern. When you create a new brand, a
tactic is to use a popular image so that it grabs the viewer’s eye and it makes them stop and question it. I tried to put across a luxury
brand aesthetic in my subvertising of another luxury brand’s pattern.
can’t wait to present a variety of Godde$$ products at our January 26 Pop Up Shop!