Friday, April 20, 2018

How to draw surf art by Paul Carter


Hello thanks for checking out the latest on the journey.

From pencil to ink to paint it all starts with the inspiration and acting on it when inspired.

Here is a quick clip of an upcoming video on drawing and painting surf art, which will be up on youtube within the next 3-7 days.

Drawing surf art
By Paul Carter
I recent shot of a 10’2 with a custom Clark foam blank made in 1999 handshaped.

I was meeting the new owner of this classic style longboard and thought a photo on the infamous Dana Point pier would be great.

Custom Surfboards SoCal Dana Point by Paul Carter
Handshaped by Paul Carter
Dana Point pier 4-18

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Focused through the clouds & art by Paul Carter

 I’m reminded on this cool morning on April 14, 2018 the importance  at staying focus through the clouds.

I am looking out the back windows of this van with the waves around 1 to 2 maybe 3 foot peaky conditions and people sitting waiting for their waves contemplating life and whatever’s going on in their mind.

Positive daily reminders by Paul Carter
Focused through the clouds
By Paul Carter
 I think to myself the importance of keeping life simple and not go down the rabbit hole and the rat race of buying stuff and all of the conditioning from growing up however that was for you.

We are living in a unique time of a age where every individual who has a smart phone now has the the option for their own media center and of course the library of endless information and knowledge which is amazing to say the least..

 I feel that if more people would live in a van for six months to a year or two or three years or a tiny home they would get a healthier clearer perspective and respect for themselves and living a minimalist life with the simple necessities to thrive and enjoy a healthy quality lifestyle not simply survive.
Draw your surf dreams By Paul Carter
Surf dream drawing
By Paul Carter 
Life is a mental, nutritional, spiritual and physical daily choice and journey to choose the healthy rituals and the healthy nutrition to keep the body and the mind working correctly to enjoy a healthy quality lifestyle.

I spent 24 years hand shaping thousands of surfboards and in the last 2 to 3 years and I realized my true passion and purpose, which is to help more people find thier happiness but more importantly to find true health through optimum daily nutrition to enjoy and create the healthy life we each want to enjoy,

We only know what we know until we learn more than we know- Paul Carter 

Monday, April 02, 2018

A SoCal time capsule at Sano

A time capsule at the beautifal beach in SoCal called Sano or San Onofre.  I always get inspired at this beach and in nature in general it hard not to unless your mindset is stuck in he rabbit hole of negativity.

Surf dreams it’s sano SoCal by Paul Carter
Healthy creativity by
Paul Carter
It’s a daily freedom by choice and the chains of smoking lies  or drinking or thinking lies are all lies.

The freedom comes with the awareness and waking up and wanting to think and feel better and to have a better life by making positive healthier choice to clear the mind and body for a healthier lifestyle today not tomorrow

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Sunday, April 01, 2018

Drawing surf art from black ink to color

A surf dream drawing inspired by my travels around the planet and the dreams along way.

Using archival ink with this freehand drawing of a tropical dream surf spot with the classic shack on the beach makes this drawing art and therepy on a few levels.

Drawing waves surf Artist Paul Carter
Sanclemente Artist
Surf art by Paul Carter
 I have been playing with paint pens and colored ink pens and some colored pencils along with digital drawings and coloring to learn the different options and techniques that are necessary for each application.

I get inspired by nature all the time and the dreams are gettting more frequent with many surf spots to surf mentally and physically.

SoCal Surfer-Shaper-Artist
Surf drawings
Paul Carter 
Always act on the inspiration and the best way to excel at anything is learning by doing the activity consistently.



Get yourself a nice sketch book and some pens and pencils and embrace your art,  it’s art & health therepy from the inside out.

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San Clemente Surfboards & Art Paul Carter

This surfboard was inspired by a Phil Edwards and a Mike Hynson surfboard that I saw in person and from old surf moves like endless Summer.

The fin was plain yellow until one day I was surfing and lost the board on the rocks and loosened the fin in the process.

I decide to paint the fin on both sides to give it some love and re glass it. 

 The board was shaped around 1994-95, I ordered this custom 3 redwood strnger blank from Clark foam at that time,

Original artwork by
Paul Carter

Little did I know that I would begin painting in 2000 and as you see from the paintings on both sides this is what I was inspired to create.

Handshaped surfboard by
Paul Carter

Hand painted fin by
Paul Carter
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Looking through the keyhole

Draw your dreams

I grew up in a home that was built in 1929, it was the second oldest home in Southern Orange County, an original doheny spanish style home.

Surf art and the truth
San Clemente surf Artist
Paul Carter
 As a child little did I know that the solid wooden doors with these unique key holes would become an inspiration later in life as an adult.

I did some drawings at least tried in grade school.

I didn’t really dive into art until 2000 that’s when I was inspired by two or three artists and picked up some paints and began my painting journey which led me to today and this drawing.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sunrise to moonset in SoCal

Watching the sunrise is always a great experience and start to a new day 


The moon setting with a super moon is full power 

It is important to hav healthy morning rituals to start the day right with a clear focused mind and plenty of water to cleanse the system and good healthy food to fuel the machine.

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