Forums > Windsurfing General

Wanted great action photos for painting reference

Reply
Created by sboardcrazy > 9 months ago, 27 Jul 2018
sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
27 Jul 2018 5:20PM
Thumbs Up

I usually paint commissioned portraits but a group I'm with is having an exhibition of figures in a landscape and I thought I could have some fun and paint sailboarding..
If anyone has any closeups they'd let me paint , preferably really going for it , half out of control ,spray , contorted faces etc .. Please post here..If I have some character or action I can enhance it.. I prefer just blasting rather than wave action..
Here is what I already have..not bad but doesn't quite hit the spot and inspire me..

No 1 - almost there.. a bit blurry for the face.. The quality isn't very good - low pixels photo.
I probably won't try for an exact likeness as I really want to capture the stoke - fun , exhilaration , effort etc..Still if I have a clear face I can enhance that feeling of concentration fear etc..

Love the muscles and expression here but maybe more front on? If I use this I might change the sails to Severne gear..



Ps if any of these photos are of you and you don't want me to use them let me know. I have saved them over a few years waiting for a chance to use them.
Thanks in advance.

Sparky
WA, 918 posts
27 Jul 2018 3:46PM
Thumbs Up




decrepit
WA, 9213 posts
27 Jul 2018 4:06PM
Thumbs Up

Here's one of me from about 10years back.


This is heavily reduced for posting here, If you want the full size pic, PM me with an email to send it to.
As long as you don't change the sail to a Severne!!!!!!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
27 Jul 2018 6:38PM
Thumbs Up

Thanks guys.Great shot decrepit.
I am after blasting shots ( spray flying, board at warp speed lifting out of the water,look of terror / commitment on the riders face.)
Still post other great shots here.Even if I don't use them I'm sure others would love to see them!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
27 Jul 2018 6:43PM
Thumbs Up

The reason I'd like a sharp close-up of the sailors face is I want to to put some feeling into the painting..so it will grab people..Ideally a non windsurfer will find the finished painting compelling.

joe windsurf
1459 posts
27 Jul 2018 5:09PM
Thumbs Up

here Niagara Mike is known for some good shots - not sure if you can just ask him to use his pics or ???

www.instagram.com/niagaramike2000/

jimbob SA
SA, 916 posts
27 Jul 2018 7:55PM
Thumbs Up




Tardy
3016 posts
27 Jul 2018 7:06PM
Thumbs Up




don't know if this is much good for you ,but it would be easy to paint ,west oz .

ratz
WA, 354 posts
27 Jul 2018 7:28PM
Thumbs Up

there was a really good one of stroppo sending it on gps team challenge.

Jonski
WA, 55 posts
27 Jul 2018 7:52PM
Thumbs Up

Not what you asked for but here it is anyway



firiebob
WA, 2855 posts
27 Jul 2018 8:14PM
Thumbs Up

I have lots of photos Sue but unfortunately I'm on the road at the moment so I can't go through them all, here's a few I have of Mad Mike and Strop one day at Liptons. I can send full res if any float ya boat













decrepit
WA, 9213 posts
27 Jul 2018 8:40PM
Thumbs Up

good full face of strop, but mine is mainly hidden

conan
NSW, 154 posts
27 Jul 2018 10:53PM
Thumbs Up

How about a poster



Mastbender
1896 posts
28 Jul 2018 12:46AM
Thumbs Up

Found on line which is deemed "public domain", free to use.









olskool
QLD, 1407 posts
28 Jul 2018 3:28AM
Thumbs Up

Vote 1 for any of the Stroppo photos. (shaka one) Ok its not flying the fin. But the gear is definately being pushed hard! Unique eye catching photos. Great stuff!!!!

seanhogan
3044 posts
28 Jul 2018 5:11AM
Thumbs Up

check this guy's work; very talented photographer
www.patricemorin.com/spip.php?article1855




sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
28 Jul 2018 7:27AM
Thumbs Up

Thanks everyone. I'll check out the links.Some great shots! Just because I don't choose them doesn't mean they aren't terrific!
Keep posting I'm sure everyone will enjoy seeing them.
The online ones are great but low resolution can be an issue.
Great poster! I wonder if it would work with a smaller board..Plus I'd get permission..
I'm after something I can identify with as hopefully then it will show in the final painting..( Hence no epic waveshots- even though they may be better action. ).


AUS4
NSW, 989 posts
28 Jul 2018 10:25AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
conan said..
How about a poster




Love this poster.
After we sailed Heat 1 Heat 5 appeared out of thin air.

Tardy
3016 posts
28 Jul 2018 8:34AM
Thumbs Up



what about some DRAMA .

Max Phunn
12 posts
28 Jul 2018 8:51AM
Thumbs Up

contorted face...


sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
28 Jul 2018 10:54AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Tardy said..


what about some DRAMA .


add a fin too?

Tardy
3016 posts
28 Jul 2018 9:52AM
Thumbs Up

no mistake for error ...delta 22.

lady, 5o ish.

reef million's .

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
28 Jul 2018 2:11PM
Thumbs Up

Ideally my vision would be this type of thing


But add an expression and muscles like this ( photo from the front )

I can use things from several photos- e.g - If I get another clear face with an appropriate expression from the right angle ( front on) I can change the face in photo 1 to the new face..Also I can ad lib and add spray etc

NotWal
QLD, 6943 posts
28 Jul 2018 2:14PM
Thumbs Up

There's a heap of stuff on YouTube. You can stop the vid and do a screen grab wherever you like.

choco
SA, 3436 posts
28 Jul 2018 1:55PM
Thumbs Up

great pic of Action

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6573 posts
28 Jul 2018 3:55PM
Thumbs Up

I feel like I'm there.. cough , cough..

snides8
WA, 1578 posts
28 Jul 2018 4:05PM
Thumbs Up

What about a pic of something modern?
I will go and get my helmet ready



scarrgo
WA, 185 posts
28 Jul 2018 4:55PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
snides8 said..
What about a pic of something modern?
I will go and get my helmet ready




Although I do like that picture alot snides perhaps another one you took fits the brief a bit better

Orange Whip
QLD, 597 posts
28 Jul 2018 9:14PM
Thumbs Up
















Shifu
QLD, 1193 posts
28 Jul 2018 9:33PM
Thumbs Up

You needs some gybing in this lot. And less wetsuits and more boardies.




Orange Whip
QLD, 597 posts
28 Jul 2018 9:38PM
Thumbs Up

^ but Sue needs to be able to see your dial Sushi



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing General


"Wanted great action photos for painting reference" started by sboardcrazy