I was recently commissioned to paint a skate deck based on a previous piece. I love painting skate decks, it is very hands on and tactile and I get to use spray paint! You can see one of my previous decks here. I received some great art direction from the client and gallery and took off running. I never like to repeat myself so I took it as a personal challenge to tweak the design and play around with the palette.
Above is the detail of the finished deck. Viva la Luchador!
After that I collage in some additional images of Luchadores. I try and capture a little of the layered feel from my sketchbooks. Now it is time for the main stencil of the face. I am not too concerned about it being super clean because I am going to paint back into it. This go round it came out pretty readable with just enough splatter and texture.
A big thanks goes to the Nichols Berg Gallery for the wonderful show and the awesome commission! Thanks guys!