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.