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illustration friday – old fashioned

I’ve surfed for a few years… but I think the ladies who surfed back in the old days were very brave indeed! It’s such a male orientated sport to say the least.. and we were often given heaps for giving it a go. In the end we rallyed together and formed an all girls surfriders club back in 1986, which we aptly called “The Gidget Surfriders”. They were some wild fun times I tell ya… made so many great friends too.

Anyhow, here’s my water colour painting (testing out things with a slightly different style too) for “old fashioned” in this week’s illustration Friday’s theme… an ode to the good old fashioned surfer gal….”Cowabunga!!”



  1. avatar michele wrote:

    Nothing better than a old fashioned gal taking off! And they were some fun times here in so, Cal, too! Hee hee!
    Here’s a link to a current exhibit about some of these ladies at our local surf museum:
    Enjoy! :o)

  2. avatar nuria wrote:

    Love those swimming suits…! 🙂

  3. avatar Christian wrote:

    Love the old-school feel!

  4. avatar brine blank wrote:

    Nice character to this…

  5. avatar Sandy wrote:

    Thanks everyone!! Much appreciated 🙂
    @Michele – great link thank you so much, I’ll be sharing that with my surfing pals here in Perth as well !! cheers! xx

  6. Great illustration!
    I like this color and paint.Regards from Peru 🙂

  7. avatar Ana wrote:

    haha…cool to see a flapper surfing ♥

  8. avatar Sandy wrote:

    Thanks very much for your lovely comments!! 🙂

  9. Thanks for your comment on my drawing and blog! I like your illustration, the colors and especially the hands! It looks happy.

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