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Topic: Who needs water when you can skate or....Narwhal Skateboard!  (Read 1322 times)
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four-eyed_girl
« on: September 17, 2010 03:30:38 PM »

I was asked to participate in an auction to benefit my Alma Mater, The University of Akron. All of us alumni were asked to create artworks on blank skateboard. Some of you may have seen my entry from last year. But this year....I did something a little more unconventional, for me, at least.

Inspired by my favorite marine mammal (after the beluga, but the poor little beluga isn't as stunning an image), the narwhal, and that lovely sailor art, scrimshaw. And from that was born my hand-carved narwhal skateboard!



In the beginning


Yeah...that's what it looked like midway through. What a mess. But you can see the original color of dayglo orange
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010 04:01:28 PM »

Very beautiful work!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010 08:14:12 PM »

Looks awesome! I bet it will be very popular at the auction Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 02:42:36 AM »

OMG I love narwhals and skateboards!  This is fantastic!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010 12:11:34 AM »

AH! I love scrimshaw! have you done any before? it's so much fun!!! please post some if you do.
I love that you used a traditional technique and subject matter on a skateboard!
Love it :3
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four-eyed_girl
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010 04:53:53 AM »

AH! I love scrimshaw! have you done any before? it's so much fun!!! please post some if you do.
I love that you used a traditional technique and subject matter on a skateboard!
Love it :3

nope, i've never done it before. it was just a completely random idea i had for the board. i simply transferred my skills as a relief printer onto this project. i did look at a TON of scrimshaw though before i started.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010 05:01:21 PM »

Oh man, I love this! I've been meaning to paint a narwhal lately, as well as a skateboard. You beat me to it! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010 03:53:42 PM »

So cute! I love the simplicity. And I love narwhals.
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