How I Created the Art Wave for the Surf Theme

by Danny Cruz| Follow Danny @sixstringsensei on Twitter HERE

I just updated my site’s style switcher and added the first of 3 styles.  This one is for the surf theme.  I’ve got 2 more coming…  Dirt and snow.  You might be wondering how I created the wave that sits below the header.  It was a small sketch I drew this morning.  I then scanned it and “painted” it in Adobe Photoshop using bits and pieces of real photos of real waves.  There’s some foam from Teahupoo, bits and pieces of Pipeline and some glare from Jeffreysbay.  All in all, a fun project to take on.  See below the “before and after” photo.  The first photo is the sketch exactly as my scanner saw it.  The colorful barreling wave below is the finished picture after quite a bit of work.  -D

Big Wave Sketch

About the Author

Danny Cruz is a resourceful creative designer, publisher and lover of the ocean and water sports. He's also a musician and overall cool guy. Follow @sixstringsensei and connect with him on Google+

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Julie Broadbent June 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I LOVE the “Smile and Wave” post. Very cool. You really rock–seriously. (How come there’s not a comment link on that post?)

Love and hugs,
Julie

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Danny June 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Thanks Julie! I really appreciate it. I just took the time to check out your blog just now and subscribe. Keep at it. Great content. -D

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