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.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pac Man Series Skate Deck

There's still another week to go for the show... so why stop creating for it?

I started a series of Pac Man broken decks earlier this week but couldn't find them. I was planning on doing all four characters and Pac Man. Tonight I found them so I dove in.

Originally I planned on painting them with a cartoon style face but I found myself inspired by the art of Chris Ryniak who did a superfly deck for the show. As a result I tried my hand at some blending with acrylic glaze medium and decided to do them in a little different style.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Last Minute Entry...

For those that do not know, I went to the hospital a week and a half ago with viral Pneumonia, and was there a week. I am now home and slowly getting the use of my lungs back, and have been broken hearted at not being able to participate in the All Hands on Deck show at AG. It is now Monday, the show is up, and I am going every which way of stir crazy, waiting for the thumbs up from my Doc to get back to work. The Deck show looks absolutely awesome...(great work, Keith and company!!) and I just could not help but try to be a part of it. I slammed through my deck today, using acrylics and prisma color pencils, chosen mostly to avoid anything with toxic fumes and vapors. Now I submit to you all the result: TYRANNO-BOARDUS REX.
Whaddya say, Keith? Any chance I could get this puppy up this week and join the fun? I should be in on Wednesday/Thursday this week, and I am hoping there is room for one more...
James Groman

The show is live!

After a long weekend of setup with the help of more then a few people we got the show up. So far it's been getting a good buzz.

Here's a shot of me in front of the in-progress centerpiece of the show I cut from old broken decks. These are the 'deck chairs' I made from broken decks. There's super comfortable, sturdy... and available for purchase. ;)