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Surfboard I did for a client

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Shane Martin, Mar 26, 2012.


  1. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Young Tutorling

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    I did this for a client last year. All freehand with the exception of the Balinese Temple silhouette. I use a number of different airbrushes as they have they're own unique features, so on this I used a Badger Anthem, and a Renegade for detail. Colours came in the way of Acrylic Lacquer, Water based acrylics.... Comart, Createx and diluted screen printing inks. All work is done directly on the pre shaped foam blank, then it is fibreglassed in the usual way. Bottom Finished_4300.jpg Deck_4295!.jpg Detail bottom_4299.jpg
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    IDMTmedic Gravity Guru

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    That looks great! I'll bet he is very happy with it. Nice job!
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    Shane Martin Young Tutorling

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    yeah he loved it, but it took him a while before he got up the courage to actually surf it. Our local break here is pretty hectic, and he was worried it would get damaged. Not the easiest thing to repair, once the fibreglass is applied.
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    IDMTmedic Gravity Guru

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    I don't blame him. If that were mine it would be hanging on my wall :) love it
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    very nice i like it your island look perfect :p good job
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    Seamonkey Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Looks awesome, i love it!!

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    i agree awsome looking surfboard you made there
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    ferret Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Nice work and i like your blending .
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    It makes me want to go to the beach! I love it
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    Stoneyhouse2 Young Tutorling

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    I love the monochromatic look!
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    Nice work Shane!

    I do a few surfboards myself but most are simple graphics done quickly, people don't want to pay too much for a design that may be snapped in half in the next big swell :)

    The next couple of boards I build will have some more effort put into them though as they won't be every day boards, more retro styles with heavier glass jobs ;)
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    Shane Martin Young Tutorling

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    thx Oz,
    I started airbrushing surfboards back in the mid 70's on the Gold Coast, before moving to California to widen my knowledge and experience with the airbrush. Airbrushing was very new to this country, but was massive in Cali at the time so I was exposed to the whole custom van scene and airbrushed more surfboards in a month than I would do here in a year. I put down the airbrushes and picked up a camera one day and thats how I've made a living for the past 30 yrs.... now I'm semi retired and do some contemporary art and a few boards on the side, spraying exclusively for Morning of the Earth Surfboards here in Byron Bay. Money still isn't great for the work that goes into them, but I really love doing them. View attachment 591

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