My friend Chris Bilheimer invited me to participate in a pretty cool group show put on by Project Loop. They’re currently fundraising for a skate park in Taylor, TX, and asked 50 artists to donate their skills decorating blank skate decks from Create a Skate, to be auctioned for the fundraiser. The number quickly rose to over 100, including some really impressive artists. I was totally honored to be included.
I had a drawing from a while back that I hadn’t quite found the right occasion to use, and thought it’d be perfect for this. An ill-fated hare in mid-jump called “Lucky Jack”. I wood-burned the line-work and finished it out with watercolor and a little acrylic.
After getting started on the first side and sketching the under-skeleton to make sure my anatomy was right, I thought the raw skeleton looked too rad not to use and decided to make my board two-sided.
WIP of the flip-side of the board with my little pyrography tool.
And the finished piece. It’s “nice try” and “get lucky”, in case my text is tough to read. Gut words and field words. The auction is ongoing, and will end December 2nd. Go flip through the gallery if only just to see all of the amazing work , and if you’re so inclined, bid on a board and support a really good cause. Here’s the link to mine, and also some of my favorites: Bonethrower, Deerjerk, Diana Sudyka, Justin David Cox, Lauren Dickens, Mike Combs, and Mishka Westell. Let’s build these kids a skate park!