HOW TO DRAW Book for kids and “Walter’s Wave” Painting



Walter's Wave Painting by Drew Brophy Mixed Media on Wood 48" x 72"

Walter's Wave Painting by Drew Brophy Mixed Media on Wood 48" x 72"



Why did Walter ride a wave?  Because Drew Brophy painted it that way.

In honor of the great Walter Foster and the new book titled HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY for creative kids (published by Walter Foster Publishing), Drew painted this depiction of a happy guy surfing on a pencil alongside a trippy beach with happy crabs and bloomin’ flowers and screaming tiki’s.

The original painting was created for the book to show kids a fun way to draw a variety of elements and then pull them all together for one big painting.

If you’re interested at all in the story of how we got this book deal in the first place, go to the blog on article titled HOW WE GOT OUR ART BOOK PUBLISHED.

how-to-draw-book-gift-pack-photo-without-descriptionYou can buy a copy of the book and a HOW TO DRAW GIFT PACK here.

HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY Book release celebration party is March 27, 2010 at San Clemente Art Supply Store in San Clemente, CA.

The original Walter’s Wave painting as well as other paintings, surfboards and skateboard paintings that are depicted in the book will be on display.  Join us!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -San Clemente, California – March 15, 2010

Walter Foster Publishing and surf lifestyle artist Drew Brophy are happy to announce the release of HOW TO DRAW
, an art book for creative kids.

The book’s format is paperback sized 9” x 12” and features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for drawing Brophy’s signature style waves, suns, crazy sea creatures and flames that come to life.  The MSRP is $8.95 and ISBN #978-1-60058-176-2.

Drew Brophy’s vision is to inspire generations of people to customize their lives with art and imagination.  In keeping with that vision, the book was designed to inspire youth to pick up a pencil and draw fun lifestyle elements which will fuel a passion for creating their own artwork.

Drew Brophy is best known for customizing skateboards, surfboards, wakeboards and other lifestyle products with
his unique paintings.  HOW TO DRAW WITH DREW BROPHY includes bonus pages that teaches the reader how to easily customize their own skateboard and surfboard using opaque paint pens.

Anyone can be an artist.  They just have to pick up a pencil and draw,” says Brophy.  It’s his mission to encourage people of all ages to enjoy creating artwork for themselves.

The book will be released April, 2010 and will be available in select art and bookstores.

Media inquiries and review copy requests or image requests should be directed to Susan Hershberg, 978-282-3511 or susanh at

Walter Foster Publishing
is a subsidiary of The Quarto Group Inc. and partners with another subsidiary, Quayside Publishing Group.   Walter Foster Publishing offers art instruction books and activity kits designed to instruct readers, both young
and old, on drawing and painting techniques. Walter Foster’s books are sold in arts and crafts stores, as well as via
the company’s Web site. Visit

Drew Brophy has been creating original art for lifestyle products for over 20 years.  You can find his distinct style and paintings on lifestyle products including apparel, hard goods, art prints, ceramics, wireless content, skateboards and beach items.  Visit

Son of the Sea, Inc.
is the Master Licensor for Drew Brophy Properties and is dedicated to teaming up authentic lifestyle art with licensees who produce lifestyle products.  For more information, call 949-366-5236, e-mail, or log onto

About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at


  1. calli thurlow says:


  2. calli thurlow says:

    i rock, i know , no autographs please…

  3. Darrin Plank says:

    Got the book yesterday. Wonderfull job guys. You ansewr questions that as a kid I had to find out the hard way of doing things. Thanks again I learned some new things myself.


  4. I just received my How to draw with Drew and it is a great book. Well put together and just awsome. I am an amature artist and i love using the book. Just wanted to say thank you for putting out a great book for kids and adults.