Hi blog lovers, here’s a little post about our Skating is Life T-shirt design.
At some point last year went through a phase of watching skateboarding videos on youtube and came across South Korean longboarder Ko Hyojoo. Her videos of skating through various cities are very satisfying to watch – she makes everything look so smooth and effortless.
Around the same time, we also came across the music of Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray) and wrote a Music Video Friday blogpost about their song Lucky Girl. Our second favourite song of theirs is Little Uneasy and features Amelia gliding along on a longboard in a similarly hypnotic manner to Ko Hyojoo. These videos inspired me to do some skateboarding-themed doodles in my sketchbook.
I started with some loose felt tip drawings of people skating, then moved on to drawing animals doing tricks.
After a few sketches I was really happy with the two characters below, which I redrew and made into digital prints for our shop.
Our favourite of the two was the longboarding bunny girl so we decided to make into a T-shirt. I edited the design so it was just one colour, suitable for screen printing. Here it is!