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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 6, 2012
I’m 18 years old and I’ve been attending Oasis Skateboard Factory for one semester. Before this I attended another alternative school; it was a good school but it didn’t motivate or inspire me the way O.S.F. does.
My skateboard is a cyborg chimpanzee with a laser-gun for an arm. It goes along with my brand “CHIMPANZEEVIL” which is basically chimpanzees doing evil things (as they generally do!). The cyborg ape is swinging toward you with his banana-laser ready, on a maple-grain background.
I tried not to complicate my graphic with too many colours so I stuck to my brand’s simple colour scheme: grey, yellow, and black. I feel that this helped showcase the beautiful grain I was lucky to get on my board.
I focus on chimps being bad in my brand because they are in real life. It’s an under-recognized issue in today’s world, really. I’m just educating the masses about the lesser known side to our primate counterparts. I stick to comic-style graphics because I think it’s suiting, since chimps are nature’s super-villains.
I’m totally please with how my first board turned out, and I can’t wait to do more.