I was going to post a new thread but can I bump my old one with relevent updates?
I rode blank grips for a while but had a strange sudden inspiration to do this on my deck. It’s a Fibonacci approximation of the golden ratio - starting with the smallest square in the middle, if you add the sides of the next sized square next to it, it gives the width of the next square. The ratio of the widths will approach the golden ratio if you keep going in the pattern and you can also join them up to form a golden spiral. It’s pretty mathematical shit but can still be appreciated without even knowing about it.
Next up is my current grip. It’s a chibi version (super deformed) of the anime character Haruhi Suzumiya, probably one of the most well known modern animes in Japan and recently had a movie premier in Scotland.
After lots of white marker/correction fluid drawings, I decided to go with a different approach and try out griptape cut outs. For my first one, I think I’ve done a fairly decent job. The hardest part was actually finding the dimensions of the original NES controller so I could create this to scale.