ART_Custom Helix Pick Guard

IMG_1251 I get so excited whenever I get a commission for a new pick guard because they are so small that I can do them quickly, yet I still get to challenge myself with the placement of images and text on such an odd shape. This request was from a guitar-playing biologist, that wanted a gold guard with outline, his initials, and an (accurate) DNA helix. He gave me freedom with choosing the script for his initials, and I decided to use the Gibson guitar font because that's what model this guard will get screwed onto. I am excited to have done another guard and like the eye catching look of this one!

Also check out the video at the bottom of this post to watch the sketching and painting process of this piece!

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRAq-44Wfsg&w=560&h=315]

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ART_"Guster" Skateboard Deck

DSC_1230 I have another music inspired deck to share with you today! After working with a client on this board, she asked me to paint another board for her and of course I said yes. This time she wanted me to reinterpret the album cover of Lost and Gone Forever by Guster. She asked for me to just focus on the main boy and also paint him in stencil style similar to Banksy.

I also wanted to share more of my process with you today. I started by playing around with the album cover in Photoshop, and ended up with this.

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For the rest of the painting process, you can watch this quick iPhone video I made featuring music from the album. Otherwise, there are more detail photos below!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmZOj0CwAB4&w=420&h=315]

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OOTD_82: "Art Show"

DSC_0660 today was chilly and rainy so i layered up with my favorite leather jacket/hoodie combo. since i wore an oversized tee, i added a feminine touch with my silver toms. this is a pretty staple look for me, and although its casual, its very true to my personal style.

about the deck i'm holding, this was the most recent skateboard painting i was working on, and i actually made the deck myself in a class at school as well. i had the deck around this morning because i was walking it down to my local skate shop for an art show i was in for this board! i was able to bring this coffin deck as well, to showcase my other art. it was a really fun show, and it was awesome to see all of the other work. i included some images of the show below!

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i changed my shirt and shoes before the show a little to add some more color and polish--but you get the idea!

iron maiden tee_Urban Outfitters, sale. a cute different option is available here grey hoodie_PacSun leather jacket_H&M black jeggings_HUE for Dillard's, available here silver toms_Plato's Closet, but available here knit beanie_BDG by Urban Outfitters

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