Behind the Scenes…

Paint, Axel!

Paint, Axel!

Details, details, and more details – when you reach this phase in a wall mural, the progression seems to go painfully slow……

Drew and Heather focused mostly on the wave and plants today – minor details, painstakenly slow to paint…..On the Wave:  Drew said he was working to get the wave to look like it was jumping out of the wall – to make it appear as realistic as possible.

On the Plants:  Drew sez “they will have the most detail, because (more…)

Pipeline Wall Mural by Drew BrophyDay 3 – Drew & Heather started working on the details of the mural, the details of the waves, the whitewater and the plants.  They used a lot of sponges, small brushes & glazes.

Painting a mural is a building process, so it will, as Heather says, go through it’s “ugly phase”.  But it will all come together towards the end.

But time is running out – they need to be done by Friday, and like all big projects, everything is taking longer than expected.  Will it be done on time?  We’ll find out!  Click here to see photos of today’s work: (more…)

Drew & Heather painting a wall muralDrew was commissioned by North Shore Systems to paint a 36′ wall scene of Pipeline, one of Drew’s favorite surf spots on the North Shore of Hawaii.  Heather Ritts, fellow San Clemente artist, is helping.  It should take about 5 days to paint.

Preparation:  Meeting with the owner & talking about what he wanted, then there was a series of sketches, and once the final sketch was approved, then the work on site began.  Day 1:  Prepping the wall (cleaning up any holes, smoothing out the surface, etc.)  (more…)

Smells like shoes!

Smells like shoes!

Wow, 2009 is already BOOKED! Right now Drew’s working on:

* A children’s shoe line (due out 2010)

* A book titled “How to Draw with Drew” published by Walter Foster Publishing

* A new painting for Ocean-Institute

* A 36′ wall mural for Northshore systems

* A new DVD titled “THE PAINT SHOP with Drew Brophy” with Crystal Cove Media. (Look for teaser episodes on www.Surfline.com on Feb. 1st)

*A 5 WEEK – New Zealand & Samoa “Surf N Paint” Tour – Beginning on February 10th! Wow, and I thought 2009 would be slow…..

After successfully completing the first stage of the journey through southern California and the Pacific Coast of Northwestern Mexico, “Baby” is fired back up and ready to start the second leg of the tour. Seth Warren and his team designed their nature propelled renewable energy tour to follow the water cycle of the earth. The first part of this cycle started in the oceans with the currents, tides and waves being essential to fulfilling their hybrid lifestyle of educating kids about the importance of renewable energy, promoting sustainability and having fun playing in the surf. Learn all about it at http://www.naturepropelled.com/

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Be sure to check out Dylan at the end of the video