Pebbles on the Edge

Pebbles on the Edge
Lake McDonald, 2014

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Making Little Surfboards

I've been perfecting my "shaping" technique when cutting out surfboards. I use a very sharp exacto knife and cut on the bevel, using quarter-inch thick pieces of rag foam-core and a template. Then they're sealed with medium and painted. If I seal the back first I get a nice curve reminiscent of a real sufrboard. Here are some examples:

The bottom and top of a new board.
Another view of five. These are the bottoms.
And the tops of the same five. 
Then there are six smaller ones I just finished, sort of...
and bottoms.
These are fun and challenging to make. Someday, if I ever find a cheap real surfboard, or even recognizable bits of one, I'll paint on it. I have been no avail, of course.

I've also discovered that I can't upload images the old way--something about my new computer perhaps--so I have to put everything in HTML and post until I figure out what's wrong. Someone please tell me if you can see the images posted this way.


Melis said...

Still think you need to take them with you, lol!

Eilidh said...

Haha, Melis!