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...


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, May 11, 2013

BAP Board

Hi, I’m 18.  The art that I do is digital art.  My two most favourite things in the world are anime and hip hop.  This is my first semester at OSF and I like the idea of using different mediums to create art.

On my first skateboard is a tribute to the Korean artist called Zelo.  He’s a singing artist.  He’s my favourite artist and he’s from the band B.A.P.  I picked him for my board because he is really big inspiration for me, in terms of how he looks at things, his style and his music.

My inspiration was realism and a technique for putting images in greyscale and then using a filter on Photoshop that really contrasts the image.  The first step was to photofilter the image, and then I printed it out on a piece of paper to fit it to the board, and then cut out the image.  I used carbon paper to trace out the image.  The first layer was the white of his face, and then I repeated the previous steps for all the additional layers. In the end I used gloss to finish the board.  The board relies on value, colour (the pink in his hair) and line to create the shading and streaking effects.

I am trying to communicate my passion for music with this board.  This is a board for myself, so it has a lot of meaning for me.  I really enjoyed the experience of making my first board and learning how to do realism in a different style that I can also use in the future.