Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Sculpting a fish surfboard

The art of hand shaping is very similar to sculpting with parts of a blank canvas.

Starting with the measurements into drawing the lines using the template for the unique curves.

Using the electric planet this is the rough shar completed.

Next will be the fine sanding process then artwork and color. 

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Learn to draw waves demo/tips

The latest inspired art drawing for all ages, a demo with tips out of the first edition book-Waves of change. 

I have been ask to make some more how to videos and here is the latest.  

Thank you each for your positive interest and intentions.
How to draw waves demo / tips by Paul Carter

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Drawing & abstract painting tips on surfboard

Learning by doing is the only way.

Here is a few photos and a recent video of parts of the drawing and painting process.

What are my favorite drawings is the sun it represents so much energy and power for plants to grow for a Health for a well  been
Learn to draw a sun demo/tips all ages
This was a gloss and polished board and the reflection on this photo gives a lot more depth to the art.

Custom surfboards and art by Paul Carter
I wanted to include a photo of the painting and parts of the drawing before Glassing. 

 This is directly on the foam blank.  

I would suggest practicing on paper or wood or canvas before attempting this on a surfboard.

It is a one shot deal, so it’s important to build your confidence before doing so.

How to draw and paint a surfboard by Paul Carter

 Thanks a lot for your positive support energy and intentions.  

Keep Creating often.

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Waves of change coloring book

I am grateful and thankful for all the family and friends that have been there with positive energy and intentions.

This book came about on a journey that really began in January of 2018.

A step into the unknown mentally, spiritually, physically, and a soul that needed to truly learn and know thyself.

The book is a journey of drawings that helped me get back on track from the inside out.

In this first edition I did not tell the story of the life changing journey in writing but I did share many parts of the journey through the sketches and drawings with many positive words and intentions.

In the video below I am going through some coloring tips and sharing a time capsule for all generations to either get reminded or learn from the power of the mind.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

R/D Paul Carter surfboards

I began surfing at age 4.50 and started shaping in 1993 and painting in 2000.

Growing up riding just about every surfboard design available I have realized the importance of planing speed and letting the board and wave create the speed before going into a turn.
Paul Carter surfing surfboards 9-20
This is a speed bank turn, that does not take a lot of energy, when the board has the planing speed and correct rocker and rails to do so.

This board is a round pin and is great for smoother turns. 

 I am working on a new board which will be a squash tail for quicker turns.

Surfer girl paul Carter surfboards 9-20
This is a fellow tribe member Julie powering through a nice speed section on her 9ft pin tail.
Ian trestles Paul Carter surfboards  9-20

 A great time capsule of Ian heading into Trestles.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Custom painted hats by Paul Carter

Hello guys here is some of the latest custom hats freehand painted.

Custom painted hats by Paul Carter

Two of these are commission order for Al.  

The name comes from a journey in the last 2-3 years and many drawings which is now a book.

Painted hats by San Clemente surfboards by Paul Carter

The first edition now available on amazon, a unique coloring book for all ages with journal pages as well to remember the good in daily life. 

Painted hats by surfer shaper artist Paul Carter

  Drawing and journaling kept me present and focused on getting fit mentally, spiritually and physically.

I am very grateful for my family and friends for the positive thoughts energy intentions flowing.

Here is the link to this one of kind book, every dollar is helping to a important newer van fir my business and lifestyle.

  My current van just hit another milestone of 377.000 miles, to be continued 

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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Tropical painted surf dream by Paul Carter

Custom painted surfboards in SoCal by a professional Surfer•Shaper•Artist since 1993.

The first board is painted on a shortboard wood outline measured the same way as hand shaped polyurethane Blank would be.

A tropical island surf dream from traveling to the islands of Hawaii and experiencing the lush beauty of Kauai.

This second surfboard was one of my personal surfboards a 6’3 by 20.50 by 2.3/8 thick.

A really fun, fast and maneuverable board with a little more curve and width for that extra planing and paddling speed.

Look closely at the painting and you will see the original abstract painting underneath the existing painting.

Board is on display on Del Mar street in San Clemente, Ca, at a business called Abode, it is currently available as I write this๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Custom surfboards & art by Paul Carter

This third board was Commission by Dietrich coffeehouse and was hanging in there Malibu store for about four years before they sold to Starbucks.

A hand shaped and hand-painted 9 foot board which was sold to an individual who actually rode the board for about a year. 

When shaping these boards it is my intention that they are real functional surfboard to be surfed on.

A few years later the individual contacted me and was looking for a shorter board.

The bottom of the board had a few dings and scratches which were patched, the top is in really good shape.

I had it sanded and I highlighted some of the parts of the painting and had it re-glossed and polished, and it looks awesome.

The board is at Bashams and currently available for the time being. 

The store is in San Clemente California at 209 calle de Los molinos.

Stop in and check it out it’s a beautiful piece that will light up your home or business.

Original art surfboards by Paul Carter
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Surfboards San Clemente by Paul Carter

Some of the latest creations on the journey.

A 9’6 single fin 

A 7’8 three fin 

A 9ft with a 2+1 set up 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Custom art by Paul Carter

Painting on the creative journey by inspiration is key when one acts on it and executes.
A custom 8ft board for those that want a little more paddle and the options of speed and tight turns when permitted.

A custom painting on a 8ft board, stop in at Bashams off pico and Los molinos in San Clemente to see the growing quiver of functional unique surfboards. 

More to follow so check them out and pick up a one of kind surfboard made by a professional surfer•shaper•artist 

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Friday, July 31, 2020

San Clemente shortboard & Art by Paul Carter

With some hesitation I decided it’s time to create some new boards and pass these boards on to you.

These are 3 of my personal boards that I have tested out and surfed them at trestles to make sure they are fast and loose.  

A 6’4 a 6’2 and a 5’10 each with a little more width all rhe way around for more planing and paddling speed.

They are available at Bashams factory at 209 calle de Los molinos, SC, Ca 92672.  

Stop in and see which one resonates with you.

Monday, July 27, 2020

The abstract art journey by Paul Carter

The abstract journey of art as child little did I know I would begin a painting journey in 2000 alone with shaping surfboards in 1993.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dana Point to San Clemente painting by Paul Carter

A panoramic painting of San Clemente to Dana Point on wood.

 A fisheye perspective of a original free hand painting showing the cove of Dana Point to San Clemente pier down to Cotton’s point.

This is currently available at Bashams in San Clemente off pico at  209 calle de Los Molinos.

Original artwork by surfer shaped artist Paul Carter
San Clemente to Dana Point painting by Paul Carter

 A New custom 8’ x 22 1/2 wide by 2 3/4 thick this is the best of both long and shorter boards.

This is a great board for kids that are just learning or beginner to intermediate to expert Surfers that enjoy the options of nose riding and the capability of tighter turns in the pocket of the wave.
Custom surfboards & art by surfer shaper artist Paul Carter 7-2020
Custom surfboards & art by Paul Carter

This is set up with a 2+1 boxes for the options of three fin twin fin and single fin.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter 7-2020

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Healthy daily reminders by Paul Carter

It is very important to have the daily activities and reminders for a healthy lifestyle.

There are so many awesome beautiful places right in the areas will all live.  

Here are some from the journey in the last month checking out the Seasonal beauty of nature.

Inspired by nature by Paul Carter 5-2020
I alway her inspired by the many rich deep colors of plants and trees.
Explore your area
The beauty of nature by Paul Carter 5-2020

A nice time capsule of the beauty all around us.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Shaping & thanking you by Paul Carter

One of the recent custom boards a 10’4 single fin set up with a custom paint design.

It’s journey to hand shape any board especially a 10’6.    A custom wedge stringer by US blanks Makes this even more unique.
Surfboards & art by Paul Carter
San Clemente surfboards by Paul Carter 2020

The clean lines of a fine sanded surfboard gives the shadows in the shaping room more depth and detail.
Custom made art by Paul Carter San Clemente
Freehand art by Paul Carter 5-20

A custom four inch abstract paint design with the sun rays shining over the top. 

Look forward to designing your next custom surfboard or art piece.

Call 949-370-5807 for a appointment.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Creativity is healthy by Paul Carter

Time capsule of. Sketch into a drawing process of the power of perceptions.

To stay healthy it takes focus and consistency mentally, spiritually and physically daily.

Embracing the waves of change from the past to the present into the future.
I am grateful and thankful for all your positive support and intentions.

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The first edition coloring book for all ages to activate the right and left brain and fill it with some positive words, reminders and pictures.

Fins this on link below

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Custom made surfboards & art by Paul Carter

A time capsule of embracing the creative journey and to keep the fire stoked with all accomplishments along the way.  

Thank you each for all your positive support and intentions.

I am grateful for each of you.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Positive thoughts for life

A recent mountain bike ride that reminded me of the importance of choosing a path or trail and take the steps or keep peddling.

This is a very unique time in history with the closing of businesses and beaches and to stay at home.

I have been thinking how can I help people during this time and even before this time and yes into the future???

What can I share with positive intentions that will inspire people to learn to know thyself more and more and stop looking for validation or what others may think.

I have lived a lot of my life with these thoughts of comparing to approval,  self worth and self esteem and I know I have been held back from embracing my full creativity and passion and purpose because of it.

So here we are 4-17-2020 and as I type these words I know that it’s time to share my passion and creativity with the positive intention and purpose to help you grow as I grow with a whole new confidents to live a healthy life and healthier lifestyle.

Inspired by God Paul Carter
The journey of life by Paul Carter 4-2020

This video is a timeless time capsule I recently watched and it reminded me how learning by doing is a choose the only way to keep growing forward from the inside out. 

To Be Continued

Thank you for checking in and I really appreciate each of you for your positive support and intentions.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

The waves a change by Paul Carter

The waves of daily change continue from the inside out.   
A video/vlog or the journey of inspired creativity and learning by doing.

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter Surfer Shaper Artist
The journey by Paul Carter 3-20

This video is a time capsule of many parts of this journey on a mental, spiritual, physical path of taking the daily steps into the unknown.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Inspired art by Paul Carter

Inspired art from black and white to color. 

 Did these on a zoom call with Brophy art academy and Phil Roberts both created a niche for their unique art.

This was my own style of a wave that Phil was showing some simple tips to creating waves.
Original art by Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Black & white wave to color  by Paul Carter 3-20

This is a rock I have had for over a year now and was inspired to add some color to it.

It is a good exercise to keep the creative fire stoked with the process of painting and drawing.

Thanks for checking out the latest, I really appreciate your positive support energy and intentions.

Painted rock by Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Native art painted rock by Paul Carter 3-20

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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Custom painted surfboard fins by Paul Carter

Visualize•dream and draw or paint them

From abstract to black ink drawings.  

Embrace the inspired creativity to grow forward from the inside out.

Learning by doing 

Custom painted surfboard fins by Paul Carter
Hand painted fins by Paul Carter 

Take the steps breathe have courage and go for it.

As I am writing this I flashed on how if I didn’t the steps in 93 to learn how to hand shape or in 2000 to learn the art of painting drawing.

I know one thing is I would have given in and up to old conditioned lies and wishing I did.

There is a true freedom by taking the steps one at a time each day.

We will learn to be more confident by being totally present in the process.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Waves of change coloring book by Paul Carter

Getting happy and healthy by staying present with coloring.

A meditation and training to stay present for all ages.

The book came about in the last 2-3 years of facing the conditioned lies of fear.
Coloring book for inner peace health & happiness by Paul Carter
Waves of change coloring book by Surfer Shaoer Artist
Paul Carter San Clemente, Ca 1-2020

Letting go of the old self doubt and the low self worth is a journey from the inside out. 

Putting the pieces of the puzzle together and letting go of the old takes courage one day one step at a time. 
Coloring book for inner health and wellness by Paul Carter
Puzzle piece sketch from waves of change book
By Paul Carter 

The key hole drawing is one of the pieces of the puzzle going back to my childhood well before I started the art journey in the year 2000.
Coloring book by Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Keyhole sketch from waves of change book
By Paul Carter 

The house I grew up in was built in 1929 and these where the actual key holes in solid wood doors with steel handles. 

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Coloring book for inner health and peace  by Paul Carter
Waves of change coloring book by Paul Carter 1-20

The front and back color images of the book are full of color to get ideas for coloring your book.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Custom Fish & fun board San Clemente by Paul Carter

Custom surfboards and artwork since 1993 by a surfer shaped artist

A fish in motion a completed project for wave riding.  This will be glasses with a nice maroon resign tint, and two wood glass on fins.    

This style of board can be made in many dimensions specifically fir the individuals size weight and surfing ability.

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
Paul Carter Surfboards 2020 San Clemente 

A nice swallow tail not to deep or wide for a good all around wave rider.
Surfboards & art by Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Custom Surfboards by Paul Carter -2020

Here is a 8 foot board for all types of waves from waist high to over head.
Surfboards by Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter 2020
ahaoing usblanks by Paul Carter 2020