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Skateboard Art: Business Skeleton Skateboarder - Sketch to Merchandise

I've gotten quite behind with posting about my own art projects and skateboarding adventures so I thought I'd begin to remedy that with this one post that allows me to feature four of my related videos.

About midway through 2018 I posted a video to my TETLife Youtube channel where I randomly sketched a couple of characters. One was a skeleton wearing circle specs and a business suit which was inspired by my own avatar TET character.

That video is below.



I got a comment on the video that drawing the skeleton with a skateboard would be a 'winner'. I agreed and decided to see what that would look like. Specifically I set out to make a design that would look good as a skateboard graphic as well as being printed onto other merch, posting the video below of my process.



There was too much footage for one installment so I split the video into two parts. For the second part I donned my TET avatar grey business suit (to match the skeleton design) and tried to do a bit of skating just in my driveway.

Unfortunately I wasn't really feeling it as far as skating goes. It was windy, difficult to see skateboarding with circle sunglasses, and I was kind of bummed out that my skating really hadn't improved all that much since I last filmed myself in action.

Though I think it was a valiant effort, maybe you'll want to watch part 2 below more for the art.



Fast forward a few months later and I needed a new case for my Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone. S5 cases are hard to come by in my local stores these days. I thought this might be a perfect opportunity to buy one from my own Redbubble store featuring my skeleton businessman design.

As I usually do when I buy my own merch, I made an unboxing/unpackaging video when it arrived.



Four months later I can attest that the phone case I bought is all quality. The design still looks as good as the day it arrived, and it's saved my phone from breaking after falling onto concrete multiple times.

The last time was the same day I'm writing this post. My phone fell out of my pocket whilst I was skating my local skatepark, hitting the ground so hard it knocked the case and the back of the phone cover right off the device. No damage though. Clipped it all back together like nothing happened.

If you like this design it's available on numerous items in my Redbubble store. You can also buy it on various skateboard shapes in my etourist skateboards store.

Over the coming weeks I plan to write a few more posts like this, catching up on videos that I've made but not really shared with my readers here.

Those videos really are a part of what TET Life is all about.

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