Why be bored in school? Go to a Skateboard School!

This Toronto District School Board alternative school design program, where students earn high school credits by creating their own brand and running a skateboard business / professional design studio, now offers even more SK8 Entrepreneurship Opportunities & New Courses including SK8 & Art Co-ops, Native SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...

OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF): TDSB's ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.G.s since 2006!

APPLY NOW!!! (*Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)

JUNE 29th UPDATE: OSF is now CLOSED FOR SUMMER and will reopen September 4th. We will be doing an Info Session for the remaining spaces on our student design team Wednesday Sept. 5th at 9AM in the OSF Classroom Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.

* ALL New and Returning OSF Students must come claim their preregistered spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 6th 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Mandatory Orientation for ALL STUDENTS Friday Sept. 7th 10:30AM to 1:00PM, with full day classes and projects starting Monday September 10th.
If you need assistance during the summer you can reach our Office Administrator at 416-393-9830

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Retro


I love stencil design and attempting to skateboard! I love random images put together to create something completely odd. I like playing around with drawing characters with weird features when I work in my sketchbook. The drawing this board is based on is my version of my friend. In the first movie we ever watched together the main character had a TV for a head; I created this character, to represent him. This was the first of many great memories with my best friend and he is such an important person in my life. My first great amazing board had to be dedicated to him. ☺ I love you beauty!

I love stencilling and I figured to make this board the best I could I had to STENCIL! It’s my favourite technique. I love how stencils are simple but always have this detailed look to them. I blended the background of the board from red to yellow because they are warm colours and stand out and catch your eye. I kept the same effect for the guy’s outline: silver to white. I learned more about spray paint techniques and how to blend colours and control drips. I stencilled everything else over with black to help the image stand out like a comic book style.

I love how this board turned out! It’s my love child and I’m so proud of myself.