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Community Project: Custom Skateboard Jam, Round 1

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Vectortuts+ loves Illustration and discovering new talent, so today we are proud to be showcasing Round 1 of the Custom Skateboard Jam. The best thing is, you can be a part of it! Find out how to get involved, at the jump.

Create Your Own Skateboard Design, Round 1

The designs are posted in no particular order, but we thought it would be fun to kick things off with a fierce green monster. Great work everyone, it’s been fun to see what you've come up with.

Submissions are open for another week! Get your entries in before Monday 12th of March 2012 for a chance to be in Showcase 2!

Larry Hyde
"Hello all, some nice work up on the wall. Here's my design I call it buzz off. Tried using the blob brush in CS5 works pretty good. Like vector tuts for all the great tips and ideas. Have a few more works online at h3design.org"

Chris Bayliss
"Yo, my name is Chris. I draw things.
Here is a quick rework of an old piece I did for my first entry, I'm working on a couple other things now.
I've got a website in the works but have a tumblr with some recent stuff. nohealth.tumblr.com"


"Hi, my Name is Andee, and this is My Custom Skateboard, hope you like it"

Pawel Pachorek

Albert Hart
"This is my "monkey in the bush" design. I decided to do everything without my stylus and I gave myself a thirty minute time limit. This is what I came up with.... My name is albert but everyone calls me "Bert" I love design and I love making people laugh. I would love to work for Vector tuts one day... I should have more work posted before this event close... laters.."

ANdres ALfonso

"Hello, I'm ANdres ALfonso I like to design and skate, here's my submission. Visit my skate related work at afar25.com/skateboarding and/or visit my skate blog at skate.afar25.com"

Esteban Ramirez
"Whats good? I'm Esteban, this is my abstract skateboard design for this Community project. I wanted to create a board with some abstract flare or flares so I came up with this. I love designing just about anything. Check out my portfolio at ramirezdesignz.com. later"

Laurent Bruwier
"First finished Illustrator project thanks to Vector Tuts !
Deadline over perfection...
Don't hesitate to follow me on gounce.deviantart.com New ideas'll come to vectorize my mind!"

Andreas Strömberg
"Tried to create a contemporaryartish design, I'm pretty proud over the Angle gradients"

Mauro Müller
"My Project to the Custom Skateboard Jam, hope you like it!"

E.j. Courville
"Project reminded me of the blood I shed as a skater!"

Peter Dong
"Hi! My name is Peter, and here is my submission to this community project. I am a Illustrator, Graphic Artist, Amateur Videographer, Motiongrapher, and a amateur Photographer. I would really like to show you my website but at its current state I rather not haha."

Sergey Tchetchelev
"Hello! My name is Serghey. I'm illustrator from Russia. This my first-time theme for skate."

How to Get Involved!

Would you like to participate in the Vectortuts+ Custom Skateboard Jam? It's easy, all you need to do is Download the Template, join the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and get creative!

All you need to do for this project is download the design template and customize the horizontal or vertical skateboard in any way you like. Be as experimental as you like, this is your ideal skateboard design. Add your work to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and share your creation. We will showcase a selection of the entries on our blog.

Template before and after, artwork by Sean Kelly

How to Make a Vectortuts+ Skateboard Design:

  1. Download the Design Template
  2. Draw your image onto the template, you can be as creative as you like, feel free to alter any or all of the illustration. We want to see creative and fun projects so go crazy!
  3. Upload (or tag) your design to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group with a short description of your style or theme.


  • Artwork can be any style or theme as long as it's vector and 100% your own work.
  • You don't have to spend hours and hours on your piece, the project's aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.
  • Have Fun!
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