The Artwork of Pete Fowler

20Dec

Internationally renowned designer and good friend of ours Pete Fowler is the man behind many of our new graphics. We often get asked how we do our deck artwork – here’s a step-by-step…

Once we have the final shape nailed down (shape, skate, re-shape, re-skate, repeat!), Pete takes our outline and works his magic with a pencil and paper…

Early Antuna concept, before we added the Kraken. Diving and Astronomy are Manu’s main pastimes outside skating, so the graphic has plenty of both…

Shralper prior to colouring

Wizard concept

He hand hand draws to start, giving us a pretty good idea of what the graphic composition will be like. Once we’re all happy, Pete will scan his drawing, colour it in Adobe Illustrator and make it ready for screen printing.

The Shralper, part-way through the colouring process…

Once the graphics file is done, the artwork is printed to a clear heat transfer, then applied to the deck with a pair of heated rollers. This gives a full-colour, super-durable representation of Pete’s original artwork, printed on the deck.

The finished article…

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