While visiting Norse City Boardroom, our local skate shop in Poulsbo, Washington, the owner Kevin O’Brien and I, with a few of his employees, discussed the possibility of a new Poulsbo shop board.
This Viking is actually modeled after the statue at the entrance of town that is likely ten feet high! Here he is painted in a mashup of scratch board ink and comic styles with acrylic and brush. From his horned cap to scale armored waist, this viking was recreated, sword included, and a stoic grin (that’s his style). The local statue frequently gets a Santa hat during the holidays!
The Norse City Boardroom opened three years ago in a quiet but booming Nordic-heritage village here, participates in community events, and is a popular hangout on the south end of this small town. Poulsbo hopes to be getting a new skate park soon!
Thank you, Kevin, for brainstorming with me on this one. We hope it brings a stoic grin to skaters and customers alike.
Go Skateboarding Day
Today is June 21, a day for enjoying and celebrating skateboarding, a sport, an expression, a diversion, an art!
This deck will be hanging at Norse City. You can buy it from Kevin’s shop. Give them a visit!
- One-off original collaboration with Kevin @ Norse City
- Hammered Copper metallic paint base
- Golden fluid acrylic paints
- Two coats of acrylic gloss varnish
- Custom, American-made, hard rock maple deck
- 8” wide x 30” long
- Stoic as all get out