This original illustration painting by Drew Brophy is Posca paint pen on Fredrix Canvas, sized 60″ x 40″, unframed.
Originally painted in 2015 as an illustration for 662 bodyboards.
(Note: The logo/watermark in the photo does NOT appear on the original painting)
Drew says of the inspiration for this painting: "Anybody who has surfed with bodyboarders notice that they sit the deepest and under the lip of the wave, constantly launching themselves into the pit. It's amazing to see how they use their bodies in the wave and become part of it.
So you show up to these gnarly surf spots that have crazy waves and anyone surfing or photographing are like little dots in the giant surf-soup. The skulls in the painting represent how dangerous it is to be in waves like this; almost like surfing on dry reef or sand, places like The Wedge in Newport Beach or Teauhpoo.
While surfing Teahupoo in Tahiti last year, I was blown away at how the bodyboarders would sit right in the buckle zone of the wave, and once they saw the surfers were too scared to take it, they would turn and go. It's fun to watch these dare devils get barreled."
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