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Bored Yeti Art - From Design to Finished Skateboard Graphic

TET holding a Bored Yeti MKII Popsicle Skateboard deck.

In creating the Bored Yeti MKII skateboard deck design I set out to create an image a little more old school style.

Every time BoardPusher packages up a deck, included is one of their A4 paper templates for your next skateboard graphic idea. They encourage you to create your design on the template, then use your phone to take a photo and upload the image into their board designer. I thought I'd give it try.

​I'd always planned to do more Bored Yeti skateboard graphics so that was an easy choice for subject matter. I didn't do any preliminary sketching, I just looked at all the sketches I did from the first design for inspiration.

Watch the video below to see the MKII go from drawing, to my online store, to an actual skateboard that I take out for a spin.



Originally I was going to create the entire design on the template but I realized I wouldn't be able to match the coloring of the first design. So I settled for doing everything up to the line art old school, then I took a photo with my phone camera.

The main thing I wanted to know was how those Sharpie outlines would compare to my digital line art. Looking at the final design on a skateboard, I have to say they look pretty good. You can see a little of the paper texture, where the Sharpie ink has bled slightly, making the design a little rougher, and less clinical.

Initially I didn't want to set up the board I ordered (it was intended to be a sample deck) but it didn't feel right ending the video above at the unboxing.

Popsicle Skateboard
I would have loved to have tried more tricks but it was the end of the day, and my flat ground game is a very shallow pool. Plus I didn't want to do anything that would scratch the graphic too much - it's still a sample deck after all.

Bored Yeti MKII is available to buy on my five standard board shapes including; Popsicle, Punk Nose, Retro, Mini Cruiser, and Longboard. Purchase just the deck, or buy a complete setup.

You can also purchase the design on Clothing, Stickers and other gifts in my RedBubble Store.

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