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Saturday, January 16, 2010

WOLF


My name is Brittany, but I go by Wolf. I live near downtown Toronto (hell yeah for T!). I've been in this program since September and I'm loving every minute of it. This board was inspired by anime, an anime called “Wolf's Rain”. In this anime the wolves left in the world have taken cover as humans, and humans have been led to believe this animal is extinct.

I added the green drool to add some colour and to make the design catch your eye. I also put claw marks on both bottom and top to give the board more flow. I threw on the card symbols on his teeth to give the board more of an exciting kind of edge; I thought adding the hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds was tricky to do and a bit of a gamble, but what’s the point of adding card symbols if you can't take a chance? This is my first complete skateboard and after many layers of stenciling I think it's safe to say it wont be hitting the streets...no this board is staying at home on my wall!

All of my art is usually hand drawn, and my ideas go straight from my mind to paper. I'm very articulate and I think outside of the box like most students in this class. I pride myself in my stencil work and the art I've produced in this class; I always take things a step farther with detail then I have to, always turning out with a sweet finish. It's going to be hard to leave this school since it almost seems like it was made for me, but once I leave I'm taking the experience and skills I've used in this class room and I'm going to continue using them to design some of the SICKEST street decks (and maybe even some long boards)!