Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two by Two

Azza and I have been talking for a while about collaborating on a board (he shapes it, I adorn it). Well, we finally put two and two together, and a couple of weeks ago I was presented with a brand spanking blue tinted quad fish. Over a quiet Friday night and Saturday morning I created what you see here. I figure that with four fins, this fish may not be as all-terrain as a 4x4 but is certainly worthy of being labelled a 2x2. I hope Azza has as much fun riding this as I had painting it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Foam Dancing

Recently I was invited to contribute some drawings to Kurungabaa, a journal on all things surf. This is what I came up with.

In the process of creating this sketch I realised that more and more, my drawings have become a sort of running commentary on my surfing. This one is no exception. I predominantly ride longboards, and one of the things I love about riding them is that it gives you the opportunity to move around on the board. Almost like dancing on the foam beneath your feet.

Recently I acquired a beautiful 6'6" Valla single fin. Taking it out reminds me of the feeling of first learning to surf, when everything is new, and the only foam you dance on is that of the broken wave. So this drawing is a celebration of both types of foam dancing.

Check out Kurungabaa online, or hold out until the printed edition is out. I for one am looking forward to reading my copy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Assemblage #2

I was doing a spot of spring-cleaning on my computer and came cross this drawing. It's another assemblage of some of the words that are famously scrawled on our giant blackboard at home. It was really just a quick experiment in seeing what happens when you combine lots of different, sometimes clashing, typographic styles into the one drawing. And of course to indulge in a bit of type-nerdness.