Shortly after completing the sculpt of Jamie I got a PM from Steve Caballero. I didn't believe it was him at first. LOL He wanted me to sculpt him. I freaked out. I honestly had never been complimented like that in my life. After reading his message, I called all my friends and family to tell them. I totally nerded out. But jeez Steve is a living legend so how else was I supposed to react? He's one of THE dudes that molded skateboarding in to what it is now. I believe Mark Gonzales said that Steve is probably the best all-around skater ever. Needless to say I couldn't wait to get started on the commission. Especially when he showed me the photo he wanted it based on. A vintage shot taken by Ted Terrebonne at Winchester!!!
Doing this sculpt had to be one of the most gratifying experiences of my artistic career. I still think about it frequently and say to myself... 'Oh my god I did a sculpt for Stevie Cab!'
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OMG!!! Thanks for the opportunity Steve!