Did a sketch today and applied a few coats of gesso to the deck. I tinted the gesso with light blue for a unifying color. I’m not sure about this sketch, so I’m going to keep messing with it and maybe do a few different versions. Mostly re-arranging. I’ve been working pretty slowly lately. It’s nice to work at a more leisurely pace than I usually have to, at the same time, I feel guilty for not working as hard as possible.
I’m starting a skate deck project today. I got an email from the Montana Skatepark Association a few weeks ago asking me if I’d contribute to their art show/auction to raise money for skateparks. I applied, was accepted, and got a deck in the mail a little while later. If you didn’t see, I posted a link on my Facebook fan page, and at least one other person was accepted into the show as well. Cool stuff! I haven’t painted a deck since I was a sophomore (I think?) in college. It’s been a while, and I’m looking forward to making another one. It’s not due for a while, but I like to be ahead of schedule, and it’s still my most pressing deadline.