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PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:44 am

A friend has recently opened a shop for scooter riders. I am doing a large painting for the shop. The idea is to depict the spirit of a pro scooter rider.
Here are some photos of setting up the canvas, a few rough sketches for layout and lettering for business name.
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Creating a frame in an already crowded studio (my lounge room).

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Stretching the canvas.

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Creating a font for the business name 'Pro Scooters Ballina'.

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Figuring out proportional sizes of font.

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Playing around with colour combinations. Decided to reverse the colours, i.e., blue background, orange font.

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After about 50 thumbnail sketches, I chose idea of a pro scooter rider doing a Superman trick right across the canvas. Using the local skate park as background. Started to add scale measurements to figure so I can transfer thumbnail to canvas (2000 x 1230 mm).

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Took photographs of skaye park and stitched them together for a panorama view. Made a print and started sketching again, to see what works best.

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The pro scooter rider spirit will have its body form filled with symbolism.

To continue.
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:09 pm

Painted the spirit scooter rider with Titanium white, and slightly thinned with turps to help it dry quicker. I laid the canvas flat on its back to sprinkle pastel coloured glitter onto the paint. I used a tea strainer for distributing the glitter. Then I laid paper over the top and slightly patted the glitter into the paint. Later, I vacuumed around the edges, and placed the canvas back onto the easel.

The paint should be touch-dry in a few days (it's summer here). I plan to lightly brush away any loose glitter; I am hoping to have a more subtle rainbow affect.

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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:03 pm

Painted day-night background.
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Painted the symbolic sun, and business name with same colours.
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Started to add black-blue symbols representing the spirited rider. Here, the rider is already contemplating the future of becoming a cyclist. All remaining symbols will be directly related to scooter riding and being a champion.
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:55 pm

Finished spirited scooter rider part of painting.
It is filled with scooter stunt names and images, plus symbols of a champion.

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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:26 pm

Drew skate park and surrounds.
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Then started to paint the river scene in background.
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:54 am

Adding mid-tones.
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Top surface of skate park is concrete made from fine blue-metal and yellow-tan cement. Decided to use pointillism for simulating the concrete and depth of field.
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:53 pm

Started working on the smaller bits for a change.
TOP: Discerning what can be seen through the mesh of the slide railing.
BOTTOM: Initial stages of painting the park buildings.
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby Singular » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:25 pm

Looking really good Luke
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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:54 am

Singular wrote:Looking really good Luke

Thank you Singular.

Without having a direct reference, I am finding the shadowing of the curved ramps challenging. So far, I am happy with how its going. The amphitheater is also slowly coming together.

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Re: PRO SCOOTER PAINTING

Postby St.Luke » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:38 pm

Finished the ramp surfaces and most of the grass.
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