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Art & Inspiration -----Last Friday Art Show of '11 12/30/11----

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  1. jdustu
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  2. lockwoodkustoms
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    Jdustu, very nice work as usual. Happy New Year
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    Happy New Year to all ........

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    Happy New year all you HAMB Gear heads!

    Some Hot Rods have Gremlins...this one has two! HaHa!!!

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    ...oh and here is the rod the Gremlins are in! :D

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    Drawn on some stir sticks. Thanks to RodP for the idea and inspiration on this one.

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    Happy New Year Fellas...hard to believe this is the last Friday Art Show for 2011. It's been one HELL of a year.....nothin new this wee, just a recap of a few things I did this past year:

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    Should have done a 2012.. oh well.. Happy New Year...
    My version of "the Ground Pounder"

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    Here's a few more:

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    and a few paintings:

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    toddj that last bit of art with the dragster looks awesome mate.. good stuff
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    Thanks dylan499!

    Fortypickup- Killer toons, man! Love the gremlins!

    jdustu- Josh! Killer stuff!

    1320Paul- that's damned cool!

    Pure Hell- I dig it, man!

    Bob....Cool pic..Happy New Year!
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    Very cool work ......great series.
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    Thanks Bob!
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    Ive had a sick kid all week, no chance to do much worth showing on here... GREAT STUFF EVERYONE!
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    This year I've been hitting a few shows with my pop up store selling my BOMONSTER art. Seems like every show I attend a few of the same guys hang out, buy my stuff and tell me they're starting a car club and want me to design a shirt logo. Every show it seems they add a few more "members" who also buy my stuff. It must be part of their new member initiation because they always end up dropping a couple hundred bucks at my booth and telling me they want me to design a shirt for them. So at the end of the year, I figured they've already paid me enough to get a logo in return so I dropped this idea on them (all they told me was they like early 60's Chevy trucks):

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    They flipped out and told me to go nuts. And while I was at it, I thought I might share my process with this FAS. I usually start with a drawing to establish proportions and composition. I don't get too detailed - just the basic outline and maybe some light direction. What you don't see here is the truck reference photos from my online scrap pile - many of which I grabbed off the H.A.M.B. Then I transfer the drawing to a clean piece of scratchboard by rubbing the back with pencil and then redraw over the lines transferring the design onto the scratchboard. The size of this piece is 16 x 12.

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    I work on a flat table top taping the scratchboard to a drawing board. I work with a desklamp close to the work to see the faint graphite lines. I use an Xacto knife with a #16 blade. I wrap tape near the end of the knife to cushion my finger tips from the constant pressure of scraping the surface. Whenever I start a drawing I usually attack what I think might be the trickiest to pull off. That way if I mess up, I can start over without losing too much work. In this case I must have thought the eyes, arms and bent truck would be the trickiest.

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    Once I had the trucks looking good it was time to knock out the type. I really like the look of hand drawn type but also appreciate type design so the font needs to be accurate under the loose lines. I also like to leave some black showing so it's not 100% white so I felt thousands of parallel scrap marks were the way to go. Since I sometimes get lost in tiny lines. I jump ahead and scrap some lines to establish a line angle on each letter. That way if I'm veering a little off course I can readjust as I get closer to the pre-scratched marks. By taping the scratchboard onto a drawing board, I can also spin the work to fit the angle of my hand. I'm best at clockwise scraps from the 8 o'clock to the 1:00 range. Counter clockwise scraps from about 12 to 7. I constantly spin my board where my wrist works best.

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    After defining the letter forms with a thousand scraps I add some detail to the letter edges and generally touch up the trucks until I start to think I might have ruined the whole piece. Once signed, I scan into photoshop and fix any funny edges. Then I make an eps file and open in illustrator. I rasterize and do a live trace adjusting the setting a couple of times until it's closest to the actual scratch. Once saved it is a clean vector file which can be screen printed, reduced to a business card or blown up for truck graphics. The Wreckers loved it and that always make the effort worthwhile. Maybe now they'll stop asking for a shirt design.
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    Awesome work as always Bomonster - thanks for sharing the process!
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    Did some horizontal Stix this week.
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    It's been a while since I've tossed anything up...but I'm back...and I've got some new stuff! All over the board...all 1shot...

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    A repaint of a tank I did that got destroyed in shipping...

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    and an xmas commission...

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    What a great show to end 2011!
    Here's a narrowed Studebaker Starlight coupe.

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    Wow!! What a great display of talent you guys. I am truly diggin this.
    Gallons of fun!! Please give us more, OK?
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    Happy New Year HAMBers . Thanks for all the great artistic inspiration this year. Here's what I have for this week (so far)....

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  25. GREAT START GANG!!!

    More on that later but, before I hit the sack, here's one I'm working on as part of a collaboration
    between the artist, me, and the top bidder on an auction for some relief funds for a H.A.M.B.er in need:

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    Sorry if she looks too big...
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    Nice work every one. Spoggie is flying around interstate on holidays , so nothing from him this week .
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    Rockin start here kids, thanx to all for a year of awesome contributions. U-R appreciated. ~sololobo~
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    Great pic and thanks for the tutorial. How much time do you have in a piece like this?
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    We are starting to get the NEW contributions for the Asphalt Fiends 2012 coloring book.

    If you would like to contribute
    please email vintagetorque@gmail.com
    or
    PM me here on the HAMB

    YES
    Zombie is going to let us use his art as a cover again!!!!
    YES
    BigToe is going to contribute as well!!!!
    THat is two big names that are helping out with the cause.
    There are some other artists that have stated yes as well and we truly appreciate everyones contributions.
    THANKS to those guys and if you want to contribute we ask that the images be:
    Vertical
    Hot Rod/Kustom/Chopper/Bobber/Monster Art
    We do not care if this is something that has already been used or in another magazine etc....
    Of course new art is preferred - but not mandatory by any means.

    Images should be around 9" x 12" and 300 dpi format to avoid pixelation

    More details on last years coloring book can be found at
    www.helpinghannahsheart.org
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    From this year's Jalopyrama

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