Designs By Bowman

Artwork and Endeavours by Shane P. Bowman.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Finally Finished!

After about 6 months of school work and other priorities I finally finished board #9, 5'7'' fish. I posted more about the design and shaping of the board in early january and this is the finished product. This was my first time doing glass on fins and a resin tint. The resin tint was tough because the pigment accentuates any flaws you may have during lamination. So to cover up my uneven lap lines I decided to paint the bottom :). Glassing on the fins went pretty well to my surprise. I set the fins with hot glue to get my angles even and then used UV resin so I could take my time laying up each one. Overall I am happy with the board. It certainly has its flaws but I think it is going to be fun for the small summer swells. Can't wait to ride it!

- Glass on fins. Al Merrick wooden keels.
- bottom

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Projects From Last Semester

Here is only a small portion of the work I did last semester. There is more coming soon.

These guache paintings were meant to illustrate a short sentence emphasizing something different in eat painting:

- The man
- in the yellow submarine
- sank
- to the ocean floor.

Costumed Figure Drawing-
- 2 minute gesture
-ink w/ brush and bamboo pen
- more ink w/ brush and bamboo pen
- and more ink / brush and bamboo pen

Feel free to comment on or critique anything you see. I know everything on here has its problem. But I would love to here some feedback.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2 new custom hats- SOLD!

Summer is finally here. Sorry it has been so long since the last post. School was the toughest its ever been this semester. Having 4 studio classes makes it nearly impossible to do anything besides school projects and homework. (Stay tuned, I will post some of my many projects I completed this semester) But summer is here so I can finally catch my breath and enjoy what I am doing. Here is the first product of summer. Two new custom hand painted hats for a repeat customer.