A Shaper's secret techniques!

A Shaper's secret techniques!

Surfpaints Interview Series

We hand-select individuals from our community to hear the stories behind their designs.

Hi Jye Glass, Welcome to the Surfpaints Interview Series!

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1. Can you introduce yourself? Age, location, occupation, surfing experience?
Hey, my name is Jye Glass. I build surfboards for Glass Handcrafts in Ulladulla, and have been surfing for 18 years.

2. What made you want to paint your surfboard?
Mostly all of my boards have custom art.

3. What surfboard did you paint, and why that one?
This board is a birthday present for my girlfriend, and I needed to make this one extra special.

4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from punk rock and skate art.

5. How do you rate your artistic skills?
My skills? Haha I dunno.

6. Roughly how long did it take to complete?
It took a long time because of the layers. I use tape on the board, then draw on my flames, and then cut out the design with a razor blade. The next step is the marble background. Once it is complete and after it's glassed, but before the gloss coat is put on, I tape the board up again around the flames. This way I can use the large black SurfPaints pen for the pin lines.

7. Any tips for preparing the surfboard before painting it?
Yeah clean surface, with no dirt or scratches

8. What was one tool that helped you achieve this fantastic design?
Flame templates help a lot! Fins and tape for curves too.

9. What is your favourite thing about using Surfpaints?
Very bold! No streaks or discolouring. And the heads work great too.

10. One piece of advice you would like to give others about painting a surfboard for their first time?
Go nuts have fun, and draw something simple, but tweak it out, so it gives something simple that extra flare.

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