Ever wonder what to do with your old, dented, or dinged board? Yard decor is nice, as is keeping it around for old times sake. But why not give that favorite board of yours an entirely new life? That’s when 23 year old Australian artist, Jarryn Dower, started upcycling his old boards, creating breathtaking images using a stippling technique with Posca Pens.
Hailing from Ocean Grove, Australia, Jarryn grew up along the coast, where surf culture had a large influence on his interests and lifestyle, which he’s now translated into art. He began this style of artwork in early 2014 as a hobby between university assignment.
“I’ve always liked to be creative and unique with my art, so using surfboards were the perfect canvas to express myself. Every board has a story to tell of its past life through the decals, dings and fade marks. It’s great to be able to combine all of that character with it’s new life as a piece of artwork.”
“A lot of work goes into each board, from the early stages of preparing the surface for drawing on, conceptualizing the design, and creating the artwork. Depending on the design and medium, the artwork will take anywhere from 30 to 80 hours to complete.”
By using a stippling technique, he is able to create an image out of hundreds of thousands of dots. It’s very time consuming, requiring a lot of patience, however it’s quite unique and the finished product is entirely breathtaking.
Today, Jarryn Dower resides in Ocean Grove, where he is still producing these awesome boards. To see more of Jarryn’s work, or to commission your own old stick, visit his Facebook page. Cheers to Jarryn, from everyone here at The Surf Channel!