Monday, August 18, 2014

Pasadena Pro/Am Sculpted Trophy

After doing the stamp design for the Oak Grove DGC Pasadena Pro/Am tournament, the Tournament Director, Jeff Nyerges, asked if I was interested in doing something for the trophy.
Always looking to stay busy with sculpting, I decided to do a relief medallion featuring the Disc Gnome from the stamp I drew (below.)

Roughed in, 4" diameter relief in Monster Clay.

The plan was originally to attach the relief to a standard trophy base.
Thanks to Mark at Cooler Heads, the idea changed to a sculpted plaque to frame the disc.

Oak tree bark frame in process. Carved in urethane foam.

Smooth-On silicone mold and bark plaque casting.

Disc Gnome medallion was primed in black and painted with 2 coats of metallic gold.

Final version ready for name plates.

Lined up at the tournament. 
Overall, 10 were hand-made for the 1st place winner in each division.
Despite sweltering heat, the tourny was extremely well run and a total blast.
Great day of Disc Golf competition.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Disc Golf Course photos

DGC in Whistler, BC

Whistler DGC baskets and tonal poles.

Whistler DGC: dense forest and some steep inclines with gorgeous views.
Notice the tee-pad at the base of the hill.

Oak Grove DGC in SoCal. New hole set up for upcoming tournament.

Veterans Park, Sylmar, CA. Temporary upper course for Summertime Open.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Store Open Again with lots of New Stuff!

Skulboy has been busy and here's a heapin' pile of new stuff to prove it.
Legacy Mongoose and Protege Clutch, Oak Grove Disc Gnome tourny stamp on Innova, single foil MVP Tesla and the Small Axe Puck mini set are up and the store is back open!
Skulboy Store

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Skulboy Store back open July 8th

The Skulboy Store will be down until a few days after the July 4th weekend.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Skulboy Sculpted Mini: Paint Process

Chain-Chomper full-color Skulboy Sculpted Mini
has a 8 step paint process and here is the breakdown.

After the mini is casted in urethane resin, it is sanded and any air bubbles on the underside are filled. Both sides are then sprayed with an off-white primer which becomes the bone colored base.

First up is the medium yellow which is painted in to represent the shadows.

Following the yellow is an umber paint to help deepen the shadows and define the lines.
Next is a white dry-brush technique on the high spots to establish the highlights.
The mini is then spayed with a clear, matte varnish to lock down all the colors to that point.
The final touches are: gloss white on the eyes, metallic silver on the chains and red in the pupils.

Ready for the chains and the glaring red pupil.

Once complete, the Chain-Chomper is flipped over, numbered, dated and signed.
It is definitely a time consuming endeavor, but rewarding.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Full-Color Chain-Chomper

A look at a couple of the full-color prototypes of the 
Chain-Chomper Skulboy Sculpted Mini.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Latest Update: May 2014

After spending over 5 months working in Vancouver, BC (as a sculptor for The Night At The Museum 3 movie,) I'm back in Los Angeles forging ahead with everything Skulboy Designs.
Here's the latest.

CHAIN-CHOMPER Skulboy Sculpted Mini
This is a completely hand-crafted item that started with the mini disc sculpture that was then molded. Following the molding process was casting parts, shopping the parts and painting them.

The casting process.

Still getting the casting color ratios worked out and designing the packaging. Hoping to have these available this Summer in a single color version and a fully painted version.

One of the prototypes marking a spot on the course.

MVP's highly anticipated Distance Drivers are finally making their way into the hands of Disc Golfers everywhere. This custom Skulboy stamp from Disc Nation once again features Doc Volt standing at the ready with his Tesla Staff of Justice. This red-hot disc is available in the Skulboy Store.

MVP/Skulboy 1st Run, double stamped TESLA.

OAK GROVE Tournament stamp
The Oak Grove Disc Golf Course is not only the first permanent Disc Golf course in the world, but also what I consider to be my "home course." It has been a honor to get to design a stamp for the sport's most historical destination. 
I've had this artwork idea for a Disc Gnome on hole 8 for many, many years. Ever lose a disc when you know right where it should be? The secret of the Disc Gnome is revealed at last.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Disc Golf Vancouver

While working on location in Vancouver, BC I had a chance to take in a few Disc Golf courses that were near the downtown area.

Quilchena DGC was 12 baskets situated along a pedestrian sidewalk in a suburban neighborhood.There was a leash-free area for dogs and plenty of walkers.

Jericho Hill DGC was a 9 hole course with some nice elevation and great views from the top.
The park also had a tonal course which I didn't get the chance to try.

Little Mountain DGC had 9 baskets in a park with slight elevation and water hazards.
Met some great locals who played a round of 9 with me in the standard position and then a second round in the course's original layout. Short, but fun Disc Golf.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gallery Update

Been awhile, but I finally got around to updating the Gallery Page.
Be sure to stop in and see what's been coming off the Skulboy drawing table.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CHAIN CHOMPER Sculpted Skulboy Mini-Disc

Prototypes of sculpted Chain Chomper mini.

The latest Skulboy Designs project is the sculpted mini-disc Disc Golf marker. I've been trying to find ways of bringing sculpture into Disc Golf and after running into issues with a Disc Golfer statue, I think I may found a better solution with these minis. I plan on doing a series of minis and of course, a skull had to be the first. I am Skulboy after all.

 The urethane foam and sketch.

Finished sculpture.

Preparing for the mold.

The 2-part silicone mold and original sculpt.

As with the prototypes at the top of the page, there will be 2 versions. One that is color tinted casting resin and a full painted version.
These will be available in Spring 2014.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Store Open from Dec 26th through Jan 4th

Check out all the latest Disc Golf custom stamps from Skulboy Designs!

  • MVP Servo from 155g to 172g
  • MVP Eclipse Volt with glow-in-the-dark outer rim.
  • MVP Proton Volt at the lighter weight of 169g.
  • Legacy Legend Line Rival with Chavez Ridge tourny stamp.
  • Innova Champion Glow Roc3.
  • New batch of hand-made wooden Flywood discs.
  • Latitude 64 eye candy plastic Halo.

Hurry, store we be offline again on Jan 4th till Spring.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Skulboy Stuff

Sorry for the lack of updates and here is the latest.

As of right now, the Skulboy Storenvy shop is closed while I bring in some new stuff.
When it opens back up, get ready for some Collectable Skulboy tournament stamps on Legend Line Legacy plastic and Innova Glow Rocs (pictured above), a new batch of hand-made Flywood wooden discs and more.

Plus, lots of things on the Skulboy Designs drawing table. Be on the lookout for a 2013 Holiday stamp for Discovering The World, a couple of new molds in the Legacy Excel line and a fresh Legacy fairway driver custom stamp from Disc Nation
And could we be seeing a Skulboy Ultimate disc stamp?
Stayed Tuned!

One last shot of La Mirada, CA course, Hole 16 to keep you in the Disc Golf frame of mind.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What's New in the Disc Golf World of Skulboy Designs

First off... They're Back!

The incredible handmade Flywood wood golf discs with Skulboy skull-tree stamp burned into the flight plate.
Collectable Skulboy Series numbers 18-28 available in the Storenvey Skulboy Shop.

And, if you need a place to store all your discs, check out these custom Skulboy boxes from Box4Discs.
The winning entry in the Box4Discs Art Box contest.

Box4Discs was kind enough to give me the side of the box as well so I included 
some of Skulboy's Greatest Hits.

Your can order these and all kinds of excellent Disc Golf solutions at Box4Discs.

Last, but most definitely not least, the just released MVP/Skulboy 1st Run Proton VOLT.

MVP's first driver to be molded in the sexy, candy-like clear Proton plastic. Beautiful!

These collectable 1st Run Double Stamped Proton VOLTs and the restocked Neutron VOLTs with both New Colors: Light Blue and Purple can also be found in the store.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

SoCal Disc Golf Instagram Pics

Instagram photos of a few of my local SoCal courses.

Oak Grove hole 4

Sylmar, Veterans Park hole 8

Verdugo Hills hole 1

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Artist Series: Skulboy Designs from Disc Golf Black Market

Disc Golf Black Market is doing something very cool.
They are allowing artists to create a disc golf stamp of whatever they want and then spotlighting that design for one month only on their website.

I was honored to be commissioned for the month of June and here is what I came up with.

They are available from now until the end of June, exclusively HERE at Disc Golf Black Market. 
Get them on several different molds of Legacy Discs on Pinnacle and Icon plastic.

MVP Nano custom design

Here's a little "inside the head of Skulboy" look at the MVP mini NANO design.

First I had the idea of micro-skulls orbiting something and that me think back to my days of illustrating for Punk Rock fanzines. Here is the cover design I did for Little Skull's Bay-bee.

Then the thought of an eyeball orb and the rest was easy.

Above is the rough sketch and below is the final stamp.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Disc Store back up and running

Retooled, restocked and bursting with Skulboy goodness, the Disc Store is back up!

Just in time too. Take a look at the latest Skulboy MVP custom stamp for their 
amazing new mini, NANO

Monday, April 29, 2013

Skulboy Stores

Not to worry, still plenty of of great stuff coming from Skulboy Designs this year, but as of right now, my web-store here at this site and my Storenvy shop are closed for some maintenance.

All the discs I can cram in will be back up for sale later this summer. Please check back then.

Here's a sneak preview of the custom Skulboy branded wooden discs from Flywood.
Look for these to be available when the store opens back up. Thanks.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stunning Latitude Plastic in new Skulboy Storenvy Shop

Just finished loading up my new Storenvy Shop with some stunning LATITUDE 64 Gold Line plastic. Most definitely worth a look. May end up using this store on this site too so let me know what you think. Thanks.

Visit my store on Storenvy