ALL HANDS ON DECKS is the first custom skate deck group gallery show being presented at the American Greetings World Headquarters Creative Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Progress - Boba Deck

Just about done with the Boba deck so I'm posting a couple of photos. Just have to finish up the chest armor and gloss the visor and it's a wrap. Then, on to the next couple of decks I want to do.

Update: He's done. Next on deck - Bling is Dead

Fun for all ages.

So with all these decks floating around my son Kasey was asking me if he could do a deck for his birthday today (he's 10). Sure, why not? So he decided he wanted to do a Star Wars deck (figures) and thought Darth Maul would be cool on the beat up black deck I found him.

We looked for a photo on google and I traced it for him quick in illustrator. We'll print it out to scale and he'll cut the stencil and paint it.

He wants to call it "Darth Mauled"

It doubt this will make it into the show but hey, who knows.


Not done yet, almost...kinda.


Friday, January 2, 2009

More Bugs...

Drawing is just about done, this is just the top. Once it's all done then I'll start cutting the board up, which I'm not looking forward to. Keith have an extra board in case I mess it up? The bugs will either be black and white or brown and white, what ever looks better. More to come... Tom

Call for show poster / flier designs

Now that everyone should be pretty much done with their decks (haha - imagine) I'm putting out this call for anyone interested in designing a poster / flier for the ALL HANDS ON DECKS show.

If you know me, you know I like to promote (anything worth doing is worth over-doing) so let's see if we can get a few designs for show posters.

We'll probably pick one by blog vote or something to be the main poster for the show in the gallery. The rest will be used to wallpaper the building and generate buzz.

Since one of these could be the main show poster, please refer to this disgusting hack of a sample poster for size and content requirements so it will fit in the marquee mounts in the gallery.

Poster should include at a minimum...

  • Name of the Show (should dominate design): All Hands On Decks
  • Date: January 19 - January 30
  • Location: AG Creative Gallery
  • Witty tagline or subtitle for the show
  • Complete list of artists (there's no turning back now *grin*): Please cut and paste latest confirmed artists list from http://allhandsondecks.blogspot.com/

Knock it out in your own unique style and keep it corporate friendly so they won't get pulled down.

Also, if you want to go all guerilla marketing and whatnot, feel free to do some smaller 'throw ups' like I did for my show.


I'll need to get these back soon as possible to start promoting for the show next week so get crackin'.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

These Bugs Are Hungry!

Just started doing some drawings and planning the layout, more to come soon. Tom

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In Progress - Keith Corcoran

Looks like I'm waiting a few more days to get my clean blank board and a potentially huge pile of blanks for the show centerpiece and a few random "side-pieces" (assuming I get to them).

The problem is that I'm impatient and my vacation days are running out. So, by some divine intervention, I found a broken deck across the street from my house with a set of wheels still attached. The board was broke in half so in order to get the obligatory Star Wars piece out of the way early I mocked up 'Boba Deck'.

I'll add the appropriate amount of weathering and distressing on the piece but the most unique part IMO will be using the axle, hangar, baseplate and bushings as his antenna. More photos as I progress (and find my camera memory card.)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Inspiration - Everyday Items

Going through some various deck show galleries and I came across these decks done as everyday objects. Unfortunately it was late so I didn't remember to credit the artist. Sorry about that.