Welcome to episode 2 of a three-part series about painting surfboards My name’s Fieldey and today I’m going to be showing you some paint pen techniques for your surfboard I’m going to be working with Molotow’s One4All paint markers and the refill inks and I’m going to show you a bonus technique, which is an old-school spray design using spray paint and also dishwashing detergent Before we start, it’s really important that you prepare your board first so the paint has something to stick to This one has already been done, but check out the link in the corner for the full instructions The first thing I’m going to do is take this outside to start with my spray paint background For the background I’m using an old but good technique I’m going to do a base coat in Light Kiwi when that’s dry I will create a pattern with detergent then I’m going to do a three-colour fade over the top When that’s touch dry, I’m going to hose the whole board off with water and I should have something pretty cool! So the background’s done. I think it looks really cool I’m just got to use a bit of plain chalk And I’m going to sketch up the design so that I can paint it afterward So the artworks all drawn up. It’s looking really good I need to do the base coat for the skull You could either do it with a big marker like this or you could do what I’m going to do, which is to apply the ink with a brush I like to use the brush for this bit because it covers the area quickly I think I’ll have to do 2 – 3 coats to get a nice strong colour Now I want to base-coat just the eyes and nose of the skull. I’m going to be using this black marker Before you use the markers, it’s important to shake them When you open the marker you’ll notice that the tip is white if you haven’t used it before What you need to do is get a spare piece of paper to prime the marker to draw the paint down to the tip To do that, turn it upside down and pump it a few times until you see the paint start to flow I want to add some shadows into my skull And I’m actually going to do this by mixing my own color in an empty marker So the way that you fill the marker is that you just undo the top… And then you pull out that… I’ve got the color that I use for the skull… Fill that up… That’s kind of just pass halfway, and I’m going to add in a little bit of black Put the lid back on and give it a shake So I’ve got my shadows in there now And the next thing I want to do is use the same pen And I just want to keep adding a few more drops of black to it to start to darken up some of these shadows The skull’s looking really good. I’ve got my shadows and my highlights in there So it’s really making it look pretty 3D The thing I need to do next is I need to add in my black outlines to really make it pop So I’m going to be using three different size markers Okay, so I finished with the black on the skull and the skull is looking pretty awesome it’s kind of just floating at the moment though So I think I’m going to go ahead and just add in some more details to really use up more of the board All right, so the paintings done, and this board is pretty much finished and looking pretty cool The last thing I’d need to do before I took it out for a surf would be to clear-coat it for that, I’d recommend using the Molotow clear coat gloss and I’d give it about three to four coats Other than that, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you’ve got any questions ask them below!