Thursday, March 19, 2009


First of all, keep an eye out on either Twitter or Facebook for today's Free Swag Thursday trivia question!

Introducing the first Baybayin Skateboard Deck by The Bathala Project: The "Penguin" Deck

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The homie Pengwyn, sent me a deck to paint up for him. It was my first time painting on a skateboard deck, and it was alot of fun! Shoutout to all the kids that put up how-to videos onto youtube as to how to paint on a deck!

Baybayin Skateboard: close View

When I first started stylizing Baybayin, the first thing I could think of was to proliferate the characters into graffiti-like pieces and hand styles. I would do them on hats and give them to friends (Shoutout to Nasser, Bernice and Gyn!). It's been a while since I last did a full graffiti-style Baybayin piece, and I thought the deck's shape allotted the best space to do it. Pretty simple gradient fill in, yellow outline, no crazy techs used. Chunky old school steez...

Baybayin Skateboard: right view

Written is "Pengwen", the closest phonetic translation to "Penguin" I could think of without getting too complicated. It's not customary to translate English words into Baybayin characters, but f*ck it, I'm claiming poetic license for this one!

Baybayin Skateboard: Left View

Acrylic and Deco on skateboard deck. Clear coat acrylic applied over top layer.

Baybayin Skateboard



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