I changed my Zorlac "Gargoyle" skateboard into the original Zorlac Metallica fishtail shape in shop class cos the original Gargoyle deck shape looked like a 2 1/2 foot long *******! I don't know how they came up with that design, it was hilarious but I had to change it. I loved Pushead's art, it was so perfect for skateboards. I always liked that he and Zorlac made every deck model an original shape, not all the "cigar butts" you see kids on today. As you maybe can tell I haven't been in a skateshop since 1989 or so. I don't even know if Zorlac Skates is out there anymore...
Basicaly What you would do is Think of it as layers. Their are 3 layers in this picture.
You cut out the whole outer shape, like you are doing in the Mantis one.
In this Ceph image it would be the Black.
Then you cut out just the gray
then the light gray
You would first spray paint the Black. (im assuming your using spray paint) Then line up the X's (you cute these out on each sheet of paper) and spray paint the gray then the light gray.
It makes it look REAL cool, trust me. Just make sure to use different colors.
Yeah! Spray paint stencil!
We used to put Cr*** symbols on "stuff" (not our stuff) when we were young and foolish using a similar model of stencil and spray-on application!
lol! All our decorations are gone now but that was more than a decade ago, hell almost two! That's scary to think about!Ill have to show you one of the stencils I made, I wonder if its still their though. lol
First I would erase most of every thing I don't want in the picture, even some of the hairs that were in the original picture, I erased.
Then I took the selecting tool (I cant think of what its called but it selects what ever you run the pointer over), and went around making sure that it didnt completely select the whole image that I want work done on. Erase parts of the image that arent neccisary.
My reasoning is that with stencils you want it NICE and simple, nothing to complicated, so if a few things are missing from the orginal image no ones going to really know except for you.
I would then desaturate and simplify the image, I would put layers down to three, mess with the line fidelity, things like that, so that it would be easy to cut out.
I then go into the image and simply fine the lines using my own judgment, making sure to get rid of things that arent needed, or that over crowed the image or make it a little to complicated.
Whats left is printing out three coppies, cutting out a color on each, and then Spray Painting them! I suggest using an Exacto Knife, and maybe copying the stencils onto Thick Card Board, that way it can be used multiple times!
What a great idea! I can't wait to see the finished product
Great Googly Moogly!
Beware of the yellow snow!