Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Worthys

Way down near the bottom of this page is a portrait I did of Derek Hynd, for Surfing World's inaugural competition of all things portraiture – The Worthys.

After months of anticipation, the exhibition is finally on next Thursday at The Sugarmill surf emporium in Narrabeen. I'll be there for sure! For details visit the Surfing World blog.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Surfing Suits

It seems to me that the surfing fraternity is pretty evenly split down the middle – those who surf for work, and those who surf for play. And I don't just mean those who are paid and those who aren't, but the difference in attitudes – the surfers who get really competitive and take each session very seriously, and those who just go out and have a good time (I like to think I'm among the latter).

SurfAid is having its annual 'Surfing Suits' fundraising bash next week. They asked some artists to paint on surfboards which will be auctioned off at the event. I thought the whole idea of surfing equating to either work or play (or even both) fit their theme pretty well, so that's what I did (original pen drawings above, and evidence of their translation onto the board over several hours with poscas and paint below).