This is the skate deck that I have painted for the FBBB event. As part of the 2009 summer series, 20 of the Uk's best Urban and Street Artists have been selected to adorn a series of skate and snow boards with graphics of their own invention with boards from -
DBO - Dan Two Pence - Deus Two Pence - Faunagraphic - Rocket01 - Dirty Thirty - Andy Mould - Ventzah - Andy Council - Ill Joseph - Famous When Dead - Ben Slow - Blam - Cheba - Sri Mckinnon - Newso - Three Dee Glasses - Nik Ill - Clumsy Kate - Kev Munday
The boards are going to be displayed at all the dates of the tour at the following venues:
Braehead, Scotland Hemel Hempstead Snowdome, Tamworth Skaterham Castleford, Leeds Snoworld, Landgraaf, Holland Chill Factor, Manchester Sno!zone Milton Keynes Snowdome Metro Ski and Snowboard Show (Kensington Olympia) and finishing with a gallery exhibition of the boards (and hopefully more work from you guys) at the Reebok Ultralounge in Shoreditch.
Here's a close up of the chrome hot rod exhaust Triceratops...
And a full lengther...
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. It's what I had in mind more when I painted the Raw Power piece the other week. It's nice and painterly and loose. Looks a bit like Giger too.
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.