I was contacted through Etsy to paint a custom skateboard clock as a christmas gift. After a little brainstorming, the client and I decided to keep it simple with the car on a blank deck. Instead of a linear design, we choose to keep the realistic values in place.
Since it was for a boyfriend, we were really trying to make it as cool as possible. The goal was simple and man cave perfect.
A light sanding of the deck was needed for the paint to adhere correctly. And after transferring the image to the deck, the painting began.
I decided to use gray base tones to create depth...
Almost done. Although the car was black, starting with a lighter base really helped create the dimensions that were needed to give the car a realistic look.
Here is the final picture. A signature is added and the deck was sealed with a clear coat to protect it from whatever might happen in a man cave?!
I added some colorful clock hands, blue and neon green, to give the deck a little more energy and pop and it was done. Not seen is the hardware on the back so the clock was ready to hang.
I was really happy with the result. I loved the pop of color from the hands. My client loved it too...
"My board/clock came out better than I imagined. Shelby figured out exactly what would work and even put up with me constantly asking if it was ready yet." -Heidi