How to Draw on a Blank Skateboard

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How to Draw on a Blank Skateboard
Skateboard (the underside of a red coloured skateboard on a blue background image by Stephen Gibson from

If you're tired of your blank board, then you should consider drawing your very own custom-made design. It's not very difficult to do, and it opens the doors up to endless design possibilities. So, if you're interested in revamping your blank skateboard, then simply follow these few instructions to turn your boring skate deck into a custom-designed masterpiece.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Sheet of paper as large as skateboard
  • Pencil
  • Blank skateboard deck
  • Permanent markers
  • Paint pens (optional)

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  1. 1

    Draw a skateboard deck onto a sheet of paper, and use it as a template to establish where you want the graphic, and how it will look on the board. Make the necessary adjustments until it's perfect.

  2. 2

    Sketch the finalized design onto the skateboard; do it lightly at first, and then slowly darken it once you are satisfied with your work.

  3. 3

    Use the permanent marker to trace over the pencil lines. This will make your design pop out, and also help to ensure that it lasts through a few hard-core skate sessions.

  4. 4

    Use other permanent markers to fill in some color. If you're looking for something a little different, purchase a few paint pens; not only do they offer a great variety of colors, but they can also incorporate some texture into your work.

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