Skate Deck - Psychedelic Monkeys
Recently, I landed my first commission gig as an Illustrator! I am still so excited and happy! I was asked to create an illustration on a blank skate deck for the client, which he would give as a gift to a close friend.
I was allowed a lot of creative freedom, and the client only required a few details to be included in the illustration. These requirements were: The Belgian statue Menneken Pis, an altered version of a previous tattoo monkey character, the silver caravan from a local cafe, a lego Princess Leia character (based from a tattoo), the train Puffing Billy, and the friend's dog Betty.
The concept for this illustration came from a previous tattoo illustration for the same client.
Get Inspired Magazine Cover Feature
My skateboard illustration made it on the front cover of Get Inspired Magazine's Issue #36! I am so excited and happy!
My initial idea for the illustration started as a very rough sketch in my notebook. I then fleshed out some concepts and characters and began sketching a full scale illustration with pencil.