Monday, July 6, 2009

Lindsey Paints a Surfboard

The other day in San Clemente, we were super early to a shindig, so we stopped at local flip flop heaven, Rainbow Sandals, and then found a great little surf shop that looked like it was having a sale. Sure enough....

We found a 6'5" shortboard for $35 and left with it and a promise from Jon to teach me to surf. Oh, and a promise from me to paint it.So in researching designs and methods, I found Drew Brohpy, one amazing hound dog of surf art--this guy seriously lives a dream job. He hosts several tutorials and paints his skate/surf boards, helmets, and sculptures with Uni-Posca waterbased paint pens and seals them with a spray sealant. I quickly grabbed me up some pens (Brohpy sells them on his site, but we couldn't wait for shipment), and we were ready to go.I did a little drawing first, but Jon wasn't crazy about the turtle, so I left it out. The whole thing took me about 3.5 hours, and those pens are NOT cheap. This was probably a $100 project, when all is said and done. The pens are difficult to blend, and I had a tough time drawing on existing paint layers, drawing right on the board was much smoother.
I felt like a surfer chick (or at least a poser), but it would have been way cooler if I did this at the beach. As it was, it was boilin' hot outside so I had to bring the excitement in.

It was pretty great to paint something a little different than my usual, and I'm quite pleased with it. Now we just have to seal it and we're ready for some waves.What is the coolest thing you've ever painted on? Oh, and any ideas for the back?

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14 comments:

Mandy said...

You are... extraordinarily talented. I really love this surf board. I am moving to Hawaii, and think I may need a hand-painted board. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Dionne said...

This looks awesome! What a great job you did on it! It looks too pretty to use!

oh, hello friend. said...

wow, you are so legit!! :) i could never paint anything like that. it looks amazing!

photojoy said...

It's a big art! YOu've made anything into a beautiful art. Next time it's your turn to surf!

Miss A said...

great haircut! looks great!!!

PS~Erin said...

I am beyond impressed! The colors are just awesome! (Oh, and you look way the part with your new do :-)

mic said...

you look so cool with your new sassy haircut, painting a surfboard!

let us know how your surf lessons go...i've always wanted to try it.

Nicole Marie said...

you are so amazing!!

Gaia said...

I wish I could paint as weel as you! FANTASTIC!
I painted my furnitures and di the stencil on my wall!!! That's it!

Maria Brophy said...

You are not only very talented, but from reading your bio, you are beautiful inside and out!

Keep on doing what you're doing - you are an inspiration to so many people!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

that looks awesome! i WANT TO PAINT A SURFBOARD!

Lisa Moore said...

That looks awesome! Great job! I think I would be afraid to actually surf on such a masterpiece. :)

Kotori said...

Lindsey, that is AMAZING! You might have just found yourself a new career. Seriously... WOW.

lyndsey | paper girl said...

this is SO beautiful!! you are so talented lady! agreed, who would want to surf on this and mess it up?!?! i say you put it up in your house and just marvel at it :)