Thursday, December 24, 2009

NEW BAKER "TATTOO" SERIES

New 9 board series for Baker.




THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #14 COVER

Tom Snape, switch backside tailslide near Maroubra. Andrew Peters photo.

ILLUSTRATION FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #14

Not much to say about this one, with the single exception that I like what I did with the illustration.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #15


Chris Nieratko basically owns the last article of the mag. Here's another good one.



Thursday, September 24, 2009

NEW COVER FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #13

Dane Burman ollies into the second bank at The Rocks in Sydney for the cover of our horror issue. A lot of people have thought about this, and those who tried it got worked - only Dane rolled away. You have to roll down a hill, turn right and ollie up a curb, then straight down the stairs into a downhill tunnel.

Be scared... this issue killed 3 computers, a lot of the skaters involved got injured, and we almost went insane making it. Andrew Peters photo.





Sunday, September 20, 2009

SHANE AZAR PORTRAIT FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #13

I decided to go with muppets after having dinner with Azar and looking at his muppet like hair. I made life size puppets out of high density foam, wool and fabric. The eyes came from ebay. I found some making-of shots, and have put them below the portrait.

The title was made out of melted wax and scanned.

Shot in Pete Daley's studio in Bondi, the same night as the Ryan Wilson "American Psycho" shoot in the same issue. Funny arse looking zombies, funny arse looking Shane.



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

THE SKATEBOARDER' S JOURNAL #12 - COVER

What can I say about this cover... Glen E Friedman photo of Bobby Percy in 1978 (I think).

I tried to make it look like one of those 70s covers where they put the cover lines in really bad spots, with sometimes illegible colours.

A lot of people thought it was Nathan Jackson in the photo, which kinda makes sense.

Probably our most hated-on cover.

"FANOUT" ILLUSTRATION FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #12

This was for an article about the 1989 Ramp Riot in Prahran, Melbourne. All of the biggest names of the time were on tour around the country, guys like Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Jason Jessee, Mike McGill and Lee Ralph came to town to a true rock star reception. Kids just lost their shit in true 80s fashion, and some lives were changed forever.



"FARDELL SLOTH" ILLUSTRATION FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #12

Jack Fardell was known to some as a sloth, so here he is in the opener to his interview...

I hadn't used acrylic paints in a while - I so much had fun on this I decided to use acrylics for the article about the Ramp Riot tour.




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

THE SKATEBOARDER' S JOURNAL #11 - COVER

Sammy Winter - back tail over a Domokun somewhere in California, I think.
Photo: Dave Chami.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CHIMA FERGUSON PORTRAIT FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #11

I got all ambitious for this one. I made chima from a wire skeleton, and built him up with modelling clay. The terace in the background is balsa and 3mm construction board, and I found some making-of shots of it. Chima stands about 10" tall and the whole thing takes up about a half a desk...




Tuesday, May 5, 2009

THE SKATEBOARDER' S JOURNAL #10 - COVER

We had Steve Gourlay shoot this Goldfinger tribute cover.

We had our friend Vivian model for us and projected the image onto her. This was a super hard shoot to do, Viv had to strike the pose, then we shut the lights off for the projection, so she had to hold the pose in the dark for the long exposure. I was a tough one and we celebrated with many fine ales

It was colour printed onto silver stock to make it extra gold...

Bryce Golder is the dude doing the frontside blunt on the quarter.




BRYCE GOLDER INTERVIEW IN THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #10

CLICHE TOUR IN THE SKATEBOARDERS JOURNAL #10

I made a bunch of lino cuts for this article. I think the last time I used lino was as a teenager... good times.








PIE IN THE SKY OPENER FOR THE SKATEBOARDER' S JOURNAL #10

I made a bronze zeppelin from a model of a twin engined German fighter, a vinegar bottle and an upside-down plastic submarine, mated them all together with modelling clay and used pieces of brass piping to make the periscope. It's probably too hard to see but there are losts of brass bits from model trains in there too.


The background is a mix of painted image and photography.


To finish it off I housed a bunch of the skaters from the skate vid Skylarking to make the opener to the making-of article.









POSTER FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #10

I did this poster to celebrate the 10th issue of our mag. It shows all of the previous 9 issues devouring (and destroying) a city. I did this during the time of the Catholic Youth Week shit in Sydney, so I incorporated them in the poster, being blasted away - how appropriate.

This was a triple gatefold insert in the mag - a monstrous job to draw. I've added some magnified images too to show some of the detail I could get into the whole thing.