This is probably one of the best projects I’ve every had to do; make a skateboard design. My only restriction was that whatever I chose as my topic had to be made to look like advertising from the 50’s or 60’s. I sketched out a bunch of different idea’s (which will be posted later after I get my scanner working again). My ideas ranged from a Monster’s University parody, a GTA type design, an Avengers design and much more but I decided to go with a Star Wars theme.
There actually was another restriction I forgot to mention. I had to create a photo asset; because I was going with a simple space scene I thought it would look a little boring if the only thing in my background were stars. To remedy this I took out a DSLR and set it to continuous shooting, next I took a glass full of water and poured milk into it and got this really cool shot that kind of looks like a nebula. I first used coffee and milk but it wasn’t as clear so I decided not to use it.
This is the result after some quick erasing in Photoshop.
I also needed to create more assets as my focus for my design was the Mellenium Falcon in the middle, a quote describing it from the movie, and then a Rebel Alliance theme on the top of the board and an Empire theme on the bottom; to create the following assets I did some research on some easy designs and pictures that I could use to recreate in illustrator. Thank you Google and Dragoart. (< Great site for learning some simple drawing techniques).
To go along with my Rebel and Empire themes I grabbed a few vector files of their respective logos
Here is my finished board.
After finishing my design in illustrator my professor got all of our files printed off so we could mount them. Unfortunately I was unable to take video of my sanding my board or mounting my design because of camera issues but I still have pictures of the finished product. I’ll be adding more to this post later. I really want to get this post up because my internet has been cutting out very frequently today.
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