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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tiefz Tut

I like to skateboard, make music and draw.  I create weird art.  It’s a mix of a bunch of things, weird four-eyed creatures, Japanese inspired designs.  I like to draw weird characters and incorporate them into my skateboard design.  Hopefully I’ll have my own brand in the future and be an established painter.

I got inspired for this board by a few of my drawings of many-eyed creatures and then saw a thing on TV about Egypt.  I thought it would be cool to do a Egyptian-style toon.  The board is maple and I wood burned the image on.  I didn’t really see anyone doing wood burning at OSF this year, so I thought it would be really nice to try it on my board.  I focused on the use of line, using different shapes and repetitions of shapes and the movement of the lines themselves.  I was trying to show it is cool to use different things, and change everyday images into something new. 

I learned wood burning and it is a really unique skill!  I feel really accomplished with this board because I learned a new skill and challenged myself to use an image that isn’t normally seen in skateboard art...and it turned out really well!!!