I have always been fascinated by the skateboard culture. However, my child hood consisted of many hours on my bike, doing cycling games in my neighbourhood trying to be the fastest. But later on I discovered the video's and magazines with skateboarders doing awesome tricks on a half pipe and cruising through the city.
Although I have never owned a skateboard myself, let alone set a foot on one, the fascination with the laid back, fun-loving lifestyle somehow never left. Therefor I have always wanted to do 'something' with a skateboard deck.
Skateboard deck 'Tilt shift'
Actually because of a rough sketch and a new yellow layer of paint on a white layer, the idea of a 'shifted' illustration came to mind. The Bold Lines on this custom painted deck seem to be way off at the bottom but as they move to the top of the skateboard, the two different layers get more aligned.
This reminded me of a learning curve. In the beginning of each new 'trick' you are trying to learn you are not aligned with your vision of what you're trying to master. But slowely, as you progress and learn, your vision and actions are getting more and more aligned. In the end, after lots of practice, your actions produce the results you have in your head (or heart). Vision and actions are aligned.
Mr. Upside on Instagram
If you would like to see more images on 'work-in-progress--projects and art, please check out my Instagram account on www.instagram.com/mrupsideart