Monday, January 2, 2012

The Sharpie Pro Street Camaro Part 13 & 14








At this point, all the panels that I cleared last week were wetsanded/prepped by Miguel so that the entire car could be uniformly cleared- but first the pinstripes have to be done. The owner and I had talked a lot about the color choices to outline everything on his car and eventually arrived at Green. I was certain from the beginning that I'd be pinstriping by hand with a brush (because I'm pinstripe chris)... but it seemed this car had other plans for me. After a lot of last minute running around to try and find the colors to make the shade of green we imagined- on a holiday weekend looking for a paint that no one sells- eventually we found enough to make something out of. I made a few variations of clean bright greens and ran a few test stripes on the hood scoop for comparison. After Steve picked one, we went into the booth to lay it down. I spent a good amount of time trying to get nice lines down the edges of the panels, but ran into several problems. Rather then make excuses I will just flat out say that I wasn't able to make the lines as nice as the lines I managed to make with Sharpies on the rest of the car. I could do Ok, but not enough to do the rest of the job and car justice. So a new idea was born- Pinstripe it with Sharpies. The next morning we set out to different locations to find Sharpie Paint Pens in a usable shade of green. We found a green that worked and Steve bought as many as they had (just in case). The application was done by using fine line on just 1 side of where the stripe would be (the sharpie panel side) and very carefully running the marker like a brush against the edge. The result is a prefectly located stripe that still has some of the hand done qualities to it, as well as a very nice opaque color that dries very fast. Best of all worlds I'd say. Since I could only run the tape for the straight lines, I did all the corners free hand with a slightly smaller marker using the same green. The color really does look awesome against everything else that's on the car, and no job is really complete without pinstripes. So this car was really Sharpied  through and through. I was finishing up the 'pinstripes' while Miguel was masking up the car for final clear. Miguel is the painter/bodyman at Steve's shop, Auto Italia in Rockville, Maryland. He really knows his stuff and is an excellent painter. He did the main bodywork and initial paint job on this Camaro- so the car was really nice long before I got to it. He'll be taking the car from the point where I finished up the pinstripes all the way to finish. It's really nice to share a big job like this with someone where we could each work in phases rather then 1 person doing everything. Next up will be cleared pics!

65 comments:

  1. That is truly awesome. I use Sharpies everyday... and now I have a new reason to. Fantastic!

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  2. I really like the saint motorbike pinstriped tank and VW skull and fire, but all of it is AMAZING!!!

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  3. Awesome talent!!!

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  4. this is AMAZING! my daughter is in art, I gotta show this to her......

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  5. Yo, you are taking street art to whole new level. Amazing!

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  6. Wow this is crazy and amazing that someone has this much talent.

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  7. IT LOOKS FILTHY, A MOCKERY OF THE WORDS PAINT JOB

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    1. dude shut up that is Bad Ass and i doubt you could do anything like that.

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    2. You are just an idiot dude, if you have nothing nice to say then just STFU. His work is solid and outstanding.

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    3. You must be blind, dumb or both cause this takes the meaning of paint job to it's highest level. I've seen some good work but this tops it all

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    4. Who called the paint job police? This guy must be some kind of paint job lawyer he is so well versed in the strict law of paint job.

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    5. He's just SALTY that he cannot do something that AWESOME!!!!

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    6. If I am reading the first comment right,"FILTHY" means fantastic, dope, good. Read the comment again people. Come out from under your rocks...

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    7. Wow! Very impressive!,

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    8. Does "MOCKERY" also have another definition besides what I consider it to mean here under my rock?

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    9. And if I'M reading the first comment right, 'MOCKERY' means 'ridicule, contempt, or derision.' So please, before you go defending him, read the ENTIRE comment.

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    10. And your a mockery of a DICK . . . Wait, no, you're not a mockery . . . you are a dick. A FILTHY DICK. So just the hell up and keep your shitty opinions to yourself.

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    11. The original post here is saying how awesome this looks. Saying it is filthy means it's awesome. Saying it's a mockery of the words "paint job" is just that, it's not a "paint job." It makes the words "paint job" seem like nothing in comparison, therefore, making a mockery of the words paint job. He's saying this is MUCH more "FILTHY(awesome, dope, cool)" than a "paint job."

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    12. You two going back and forth at each other just made my day. I'm under the rock too though, if you're going to compliment something, do it in english, not drivel.

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  8. I would have never thought how using a sharpie on a car. Very Cool!!!

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  9. Can it be covered in clearcoat afterwards, so the sharpie ink wont fade or be rubbed off over time?

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    1. yup. thats the beauty of it. after it has been clearcoated it will last for years

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    2. I WANNA USE DRY ERASE AND CHANGE IT EVERY DAY!!!!

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  10. the article on the front of yahoo today says that he does clear-coat all the cars afterwards. this is really amazing work!

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  11. Totally awesome...from a Granny!!

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  12. SICK! Just straight up sick art. Remarkable.

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  13. HE PUT THE BAD IN BAD ASS! TOO KOOL!

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    1. um...bad whould be implying that it is not good but your point is taken

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    2. and "whould" spelled correctly is "would"

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    3. HAHAH suckatash blues!!

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  14. cheyyene is a whore

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    1. do you have her number?

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  15. dude...
    i saw this through yahoo news.
    if i got a cool car, would you sharpie it for me?

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  16. Sick stuff! I like it! The military has tried using geometric paint schemes as camouflage on ships and tanks, I wonder how well it works on an car? Bet the cops will hate it, if it really becomes popular......

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  17. I love this! beautiful job!

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  18. Great Attention to detail,a nice work of ART.........................

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  19. Amazing and very talented artist for sure.

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  20. I would pay to prevent this kind of damage to my car. This looks terrible.

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    1. you're a peeeenis.

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    2. That's a matter of opinion . . . And your opinion sucks. So go out and get a life since you obviously spend all your time hatin' on other people since they can do stuff that you will probably never be able to do as long as you live.

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    3. I can tell already, you're the kind of douche that gets his car keyed all the time.

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  21. These are like the best coloring books EVER!! I want to color it in so badly!! I used to draw similar to this in high school, but nowhere near at this level. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  22. I thought I was original with my customized Sharpie guitars. I have an Olds Cutlass that's dying for the same treatment! And FYI, The silver sharpies are AMAZING!

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  23. those are awesome; dont say it is bad just b/c you cant do that!

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  24. That is soooo ILL!!!! it's frickin amazing! Oh My Gaw I'd die to have him do that to my ride!!

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  25. looks like tattoos... gross

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    1. At least it was to a car and not a human being . . .

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  26. Very very nice,doesnt get any more original than that mad props been doin ink for 16 yrs and seen all kinds of art and designs but not many that stood out like this thats some real talent, just straight awsome, and to all with smart ass coments you all just pissed because you most likely couldnt win an art contest aginst a blind man and a kid with down syndrom, and if some of my words are miss spelled just feel free to keep that shit to your self cause i really dont care.

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    1. NICCCCCE ! ! ! Way to stick it to the man!

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  27. I love this. Ahhhh this is my favorite time of design in art :)

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  28. Awesome Art! Very Impressive! How much is the hourly rate?

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  29. man i hope he doesnt get carpal tunnel syndrome. (knock on wood) but that is some AWESOME sharpie skills!!! my hats off to you sir!!

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  30. this is amazing . . . don't be hatin' on it just because you don't think it's art. Every type of art is different.Art is just another name for imagination put to life. And if you ask me this is pretty imaginable. So if you don't have anything nice to say . . . SHUT YOUR FACE ! ! ! ! !

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  31. holy shit fuck batman that is fuckn awesome

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  32. I went to art school. Don't get me wrong its nice but b original Sharpie Lamborghini been dun for yrs sitting n Miami. Art is talent an anyone can b an artist. Step outta other ppl shadows n outshine them bro.

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  33. Lol people's comments can be so crude but why does one focus so much on that negativity (though that opinion could have been kept to himself). People have skills and special talents that rise above others. This is one of them, you don't have to like it but appreciate the talent these people have. I am amazed and appreciate the art. Good work.

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  34. very cool...definitely not my thing, but you have to appreciate the work and originality.

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  35. The skill is undeniable. The idea is sound. I wouldn't mind something like this done to one of my cars.

    But personally, I don't like the designs. Too busy for no apparent reason. And they're mostly derivatives of a just a few patterns.

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  36. they should do that to a ford raptor. {a kind of truck}

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  37. i work at an airport. lets see ya freehand a plane :P

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  38. I think its time for something diff in the car body world, this could b it?
    Think it looks great, your work shows u know what u r doing and I enjoy looking at all the small detail in the work. I am working on a 2000 Custom Miata and I am goin to do the feul lid and a few small things on the car like this, wont b as good as your work but you have deff started something and in todays time thats hard to do!
    Keep it up its not a paint job but it is art work!!

    People need to grow up. If u all dont like it dont get it done to your car

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  39. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u









    Sharpie Paint Markers

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