Tattoo + Lyrics Handmade Deck

I am too stoked to share this deck with you today! Here's why it was so fun...

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First off, this is one of my handmade decks. There is something about having created the canvas as well as the art that I just love

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Another highlight of this project, was that my friend Jake came up with the concept for this deck. It was inspired from a song by Four Year Strong, our favorite pop punk band. 

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We worked side by side in my studio on this piece. Him providing his opinions and comments, and me sketching and painting. It was so awesome to have him next to me weighing in, because I typically communicate with custom clients over email. 

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Finally, this design was just rad in general. Tattoo-inspired-art was a huge influence for me when I first started painting skateboards, and it was nice to go back to those roots.

Big thanks to Jake for his amazing idea + for riding this baby around at school!

Interested in a custom skateboard for yourself? I'd love to bring your ideas to life! 

Let's chat: studioskateco@gmail.com

Studio Skate's 1st Week!

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This past week was my first official work week for Studio Skate. While I have been busy managing the Kickstarter, this was the first time that I had a schedule every day to work on my new brand. I shared on Instagram that I found a studio space! This was a game changer and I have so much space [and motivation!] to work. Here's what I was up to in the studio this week:

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// Proudly holding the keys to my studio! Would you guys like a tour of it in a future post? 

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// First day on the job! I have my prismacolors handy for sketching, and some books + mags on hand for inspo. 

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// I'm pretty proud of this deck that I painted on Thursday. The reason I decided to grow my brand was so I would have more time to develop my own designs. I had this idea floating around in my head for a while, and it was really rewarding to paint it out. 

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// You can snag both of the boards pictured in this post in the online shop, which just launched this week! 

Since I only moved into my studio on Wednesday, I didn't get a full work week in. I'm pretty stoked to pump a few more boards out next week after I get back from vacation! You know you love your job when you are excited to go back to work... ;) See you tomorrow guys! x, Paige

ART_Tropical Pomeranian Skateboard Deck

DSC_1235jpg I have yet another skateboard for you today! This was commissioned board that I did for a friend to give to her boyfriend. It was a pretty unique request, blue tropical flowers with a running pomeranian and their anniversary in "thug" font.

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I wanted to include this photo when just the background was finished, because I really liked how it turned out.

I also made another process video because I think it's a cool addition to the photos, so check it out or see more photos below!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wQYKM9Kv1c&w=420&h=315]

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!