If you follow TOOMA on Instagram, then you many have seen in-progress shots of the board already. I wanted to document the process here as well, since it was the first time I'd done anything of the sort...and it was a really, really cool project. Hope you enjoy the step-by-step.
|The blank board. I decided to feature a handful of Boomers on my first stab at deck art.|
|A quick mockup to ensure the design would fit properly (and look generally cool, too).|
Tom Petty looks on and provides guidance.
|Once I plotted the vinyl (with help from Luke Lee at Fusiform Design Workshop),|
it was time to weed, a.k.a. "remove everything that's not a little vampire robot."
|From there, I met up with my buddy (and my Workshop Yoda) Paul King of Index Drums.|
We sanded, spackled, taped, and...
|...painted that board yellow. Bright yellow. Paul made an amazing board himself.|
Click here to check it out — the dude does great work.
|No turning back! Time to apply the vinyl — I was a bit nervous going into this part,|
but it went smooth as silk. I purposely made my design slightly askew so I wouldn't drive
myself crazy trying to get every little element straight.
|The final board! Pretty pumped about how it turned out. Go see it (along with|
amazing decks by local artist friends) at Artspace through March 29th. And try
that ramp for yourself if you're feeling brave.