This weekend I went to Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY. I heard it's a great surf beach, and wanted to sketch the waves and surfers for Aer Head references (besides just having awesome beach relaxation :) The above sketch was done with Prismacolor markers. I scanned it with my recycled scanner, but the colors weren't as vibrant. I had to tweak it in Photoshop to get the bottom picture. The top picture, just taken with my camera, is actually closer to the true colors. So far, the scanner doesn't seem to be that great with colors (maybe that's why it was on the curb). But for line art it's great.
When I think of surfing, I think of gigantic waves, and was a bit disappointed when all I saw was tiny waves. Maybe it was the wrong time of day for big waves? I still got to capture some surfing gestures. It was hard because surfers move fast. I mostly sketched the surf board's size in relation to people's bodies, because I had trouble with that size ratio when drawing Aer Head. Also, a detail I noticed was that all the surfers have a cord attaching their board to their foot.