How to paint a woodgrain effect

Learn to use acrylic paint to get a realistic wood sheen on any medium

A couple weeks ago, I finished this piece and took some photos out in the woods before taking it on the road.  One of the things I was excited about was sharing the painting methods of getting this woodgrain effect.  I did my best to document the entire process so that if you ever have those sneakers that you want to trick out or maybe another inanimate object that you want to turn to wood, YOU CAN.

In this tutorial, he uses an upsized custom fiberglass Boombot loudspeaker. If you like thumping powerful audio and art, then this piece gives you the best of the two. Art with function and enough OOMPF to throw your next raging party.

You can mess around with various styles of wood as well as using different color variations, but this will hopefully give you one way to go about getting a very realistic looking woodgrain. Hope you enjoy!

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Nick Giannini – A Uniquely San Francisco Artist

If you’re keeping tabs on Boombotix, then you know we’ve got a Boombotix x Big Umbrella Studio collaboration called CRAYnial coming up on May 11, 2012 in San Francisco.

One of our featured artists for CRAYnial is Nick Giannini, a San Francisco-based creative with a insanely unique style. He prides himself on the fact that much of his artwork doesn’t contain deep hidden meanings or biased views of society. Instead, he wants the viewers to derive their own interpretation, and let it help inspire them in their own creative works.

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Ube’s Ice Cream Shop Tags up this Kestrel 4000 frame PROPER

Ube’s a good friend of ours, and we always love to see his latest projects.  This video of him tagging up this Kestrel 4000 frame is not only a great view of the whole painting process, but it’s also really well edited.  Keep up the good work Ube!

You can get in touch with Ube’s Ice Cream Shop here in SF to take care of getting that ice cream paint job.