Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Samurai final art

This is the final coloured version of the Samurai deck. I put up a sketch for this a little while ago. You have to imagine it bleeding off on all the edges. The trucks will sit above the little golden head decoration, and between the sword and the neck guard.

P.S. I am most happy with the sword guard detail.

Update to the Oni deck design

So this is yet another mockup, but this time showing the final, coloured-in art. The colours haven't been approved yet.

The red skin and white hair is more like a traditional oni (or tengu maybe?) but the client might not like the colours being similar to those used in the previous Samurai design. It makes sense though, because the face mask on the samurai armour is supposed to look like the face of an oni.

Anyway, the board this is being printed on hasn't even been manufactured yet, so it will be a while before you see this horrible visage on the streets. Looking forward to getting my greasy hands on the finished versions of the first series I did – the client has promised me physical samples of each deck! I will have to man up and get some trucks and wheels etc. and try one of the really intimidating longboards.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yorick the Space Ape

Yorick was the first creature to ever survive a trip into outer space. He was escorted by eleven mice, launched from a base in New Mexico, and flew to a height of more than 50 miles. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oni skateboard WIP

This is a Work In Progress of the latest skateboard I'm working on. You can see the scale from the ruler. The figure is supposed to be a Japanese demon, or oni.

I've just finished the first capsule of ink for my brush pen, only three left! I will experiment with refilling the empty one with india ink.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Great Destiny Man

An old favourite returns. Great Destiny Man is an wandering ronin from Edo-period Japan, much like Itto Ogami from Lone Wolf and Cub, but where Itto is noble and tragic, GDM is basically just wrong. Seriously insane, his skewed take on bushido leads him to enter violent encounters with everyone he meets.

Great Destiny Man's adventures have been recorded for posterity here.