Hi, I am a returning OSF student. I have been working on my brand, which is focussed on two different things. It's called Uneasy. I want to embrace two things that are at the opposite of the spectrum. It is bringing together the idea of pretty, but I hate that word and the idea of darkness. It is sort of like me, people call me "Hippy-Punk". It is changing people's perception of what pretty is, that pretty can also be dark and disturbing.
The theme of my board intertwines with my brand. It includes a skull with horns that I drew by hand surrounded by flowers. My inspiration was my grandmother's garden: her flowers were beautiful and I really wanted to put them on a skateboard, with one of my own images to add some darkness.
I pressed the board using 7 sheets of Canadian Maple veneer; two of the veneers were colour infused red using Roar Rocket technology. I cut out a custom pool deck shape then I rounded the edges. I wood-burned the graphic and the logo, and water coloured the flowers red. I incorporated balance into the design to make a more symmetrical design. I also used line, which is emphasized with the wood-burning technique.
I am trying to change people's perception of pretty or beautiful with the board. Making this board, I learned it is a lot more difficult trying to make a custom shape but it was worth it. I love my board!