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Thursday, October 30, 2014
This is my first semester at OSF. I love OSF because it doesn't feel like regular school. My brand is Gobz. Gobz exists to unleash people's dark side/inner mischievous being. I always been fascinated by goblins, ever since I was little. I like goblins because they are mischievous and I can relate to that. I'm inspired by the Green Goblin from Spider Man and fantasy themed artwork like Dungeons and Dragons.
To make this board I pressed Canadian maple veneers in a vacuum bag. Then I belt sanded it smooth on the edges, bevelled the edges and sanded the surface. The graphic was made by an 8 layer tape stencil. I chose green and black because those are my signature colours. My shoes, my board, my room- everything is black and green. I used purple as a background colour because it makes the goblin face pop. The speckles add texture and tone to make it a more interesting background.
Making this board was fun. Next time I will be more patient and take more time in-between layers. I will also plan out my stencils a little more. I think my board turned out good and I'm proud of it.