Monday, May 16, 2011

James Durbin Surfboard art by Kevin Walsh

May 10, 2011 11:04 AM
First meeting with Kevin and Hilary Bryant to show rough direction of James Durbin graphic. Thank you to Christine for sending me photos.

May 14, 2011 8:01 AM
Kelly's coffee and AJ Heart sandwich in hand for Kevin. I bring more reference images and search on my laptop to find Kevin an image of the other end of the riding crop James Durbin is holding in the reference image. We are down to the wire. I stay for an hour and then leave so he can work free of distraction. I'll be back in two hours.

May 14, 2011 11:07 AM
Kevin Walsh finishing up the board Saturday morning. Coloring directly on to the surfboard with paint pens. A little pressure as we stopped the project Wednesday night thinking it was not a rush anymore but then got word Thursday it was back on. Scramble.

May 14, 2011 11:35 AM
Doug Haut came by to check out the board for the first time before we head to his factory to spray and get it to Hilary.

May 14, 2011 11:56 AM
Kevin Walsh right before taking it to the Haut Surf Shop for the final spray coat of Acrylic and a little polish. As we were driving out Hilary Bryant was driving into the driveway to pick it up. We drove down to the Haut Surf shop. Deadline for pick up noon.

May 14, 2011 12:02 PM
Where Kevin sprayed it, put it outside, sanded a bit and put it back outside photographed and we it was bagged ready to go. Thank you so much Kevin you are amazing.

May 14, 2011 12:11 PM
Kevin and Doug Haut behind Haut Surfboards a few minutes of dry time before loading it into the board bag for delivery via Hilary Bryant to the Boardwalk.

May 14, 2011 12:20 PM

Stage photos by Hilgard Muller of Springbok Design

Didn't mention the 1:15 in the am drive by to see if by chance Kevin was working on it Friday night since I had a shoot on Friday all day and we never hooked up.


Watson said...

Talk about cutting it close. Glad it all worked out. It was great working with you on Friday's shoot Judi!

Judi Oyama said...

Yes, it was a close one for sure but I had faith in everyone. I'm always optimistic.

Leslie's Random Blogs said...

Awesome board for an awesome person. What an inspiration. You guys rock!

Mona said...

Way too cool!!! Such the perfect "Santa Cruz" gift. Unique. Creative. Beautiful. AWESOME!!! Love it!!

SherylNotCrow said...

I always stand back and smile when I realize great hearts and talent can create way beyond their own abilities. The inspiration that comes from wanting to give to someone that has blessed us so greatly makes me realize there are still wonderful people and purpose in this great world of ours. :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

Great job Judi - you are amazing and wonderful! Congrats on pulling this off (as only you could!) xo

Judi Oyama said...

Thanks for the nice words. James it was fun working with you. Cindy one day it would be fun to work together on a set or shoot.