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Art & Inspiration ///Hokey Ass On Topic Friday Art Show 11_22_2013\\\

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  1. This weeks show should have been titled as a dedication to Sonny. I'd hoped to meet him before our time on this marble was done. I bow my head for a moment of silence for Sonny. I'm sad for his loss and that of his family and friends and will find comfort in the fact that his suffering was short and is now at it's end. Sorry for your loss Jeff.
    Godspeed Sonny, thanks for making me laugh, your work left it's mark.
  2. Dart165 that vette drawing is Sweet,R.I.P Sonny so much talent.Thankful to have our HAMB artist and the FAS...
  3. NRodz-N-IT!
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
    Posts: 16


    R.I.P. Sonny DePalma.....One of the Greatest painters. Awesome work everyone
  4. J CRUZ
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 208

    J CRUZ

    Oh Man! I was following his progress on Facebook and was sad to hear he had cancer. That was only a few months ago. My god... I'm so bummed. Such an amazingly talanted guy. Deserved a lot more credit. I'll miss knowing he's around. Damn...
  5. vintage tin
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 269

    vintage tin

    Sad day.
    RIP Sonny.

    Amazing artist.
  6. Rosco5000
    Joined: Jun 29, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from Canada

    Just few things I have done in the last couple of weeks. Not nearly as good as some but I thought I would share anyways

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
  7. Ruben Duran
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 602

    Ruben Duran

    Thanks for the comments, guys.

    Boy, this is truly sad to read of Sonny's passing. He definitely was a GREAT artist.
    R.I.P., Mr. DePalma.....Godspeed on your journey.
  8. WhateverWeber
    Joined: May 7, 2009
    Posts: 158


    Rest in Peace Sonny...I always admired your work.
  9. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 878


    And finally, this Stude coupe that had all kinds of funkiness goin on, including a continental type decklid and a late 40's roof sectioned onto it.

    Its a little crazy, but it TOTALLY works!!
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
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    Just hearing the news like most of us. I never met Sonny DePalma but I always imagined him smiling. You can tell by his work that he had a young spirit. He was an excellent painter with self-taught skills that earned the respect of many greats. Everything he painted reflected everything he liked about the kustom culture and probably everything he liked when he first saw it as a kid. Which is what I think the role of any great artist is - to tap into that intangible but very real feeling we all shared when we first experienced that certain "THAT'S COOL" reaction for the first time. Death is painful for some, hopeful for others and sad for all. His family deserves our prayers because Sonny has already earned our respect.
  11. Well said Bo......
  12. It does not get any better than this painting!
  13. I have a pair of these coveralls:cool:

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  14. speedfreek155
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 312


    R.I.P. Sonny , Condolences to your family and friends . A great loss to our community .
  15. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,878


    Welding helmet I did for the Infamous "Ryno"!! :)



  16. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    So much talent.
    Is that fastback a model? Totally too tough.
    Thanks youse guys.
  17. realkustom51
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 664


    2 more customcory floor scraps. LAGA


  18. That fastback shoebox is cool. Too bad I don't have a Henry J anymore, I'd be taking some measurements...
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,714


    I thought the same thing.
  20. CrusadersNV
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 158


    finished graphite model A tail light

  21. OK,
    Since Chris uploaded an old drawing (which he can do anytime he wants as far as I'm concerned) I will do the same. I cannot recall if I ever posted this in the first place, so here goes.

    In the spirit of re-visiting concept cars, this would be a cool one... The Buick XP-300... First the original, then my drawing. Maybe next week I can formalize my sketch some more...

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  22. By the way, everyone - All of you have done some great work this week!
    RIP Sonny
  23. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 638


    RIP Sonny

    When I was painting a lot of show bikes years ago, I came across a couple bikes that Sonny had painted at the EasyRider show in Ohio. I had never seen such detail in a paint job, It blew me away and made me raise the bar on my own work. Sorry I never did get to meet him, but in my mind he will always be one of the great ones!
  24. Very well said Bo. He was truly unique and talented. Our whole community will miss him.
  25. Ok Jigger now ya know I'm waiting on pins n needles to see this one finished!!!
  26. Dan Greenberg
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 7,679

    Dan Greenberg
    from Parker, CO

    Very sorry to hear about Sonny. He obviously will be missed.

    So many great posts this week. I guess there are every week, though.

    Mark (jigger) - I love that orange T-bucket. Awesome detail.
    Bob (57 Corvette Bob) - the week would not be complete without one of your hand colored masterpieces.
    palat - that 49 Ford fastback is fantastic! Now I am dying to see someone make one for real.
    desing165 - your Dictator concept definitely gets my super cool of the week award. I would LOVE to own that in real life.
    Ruben Duran - all I can say is "perfect"
    Bomonster - thanks for that recap of some of Sonny's work
    realkustom51 - those pencil drawn concepts are incredible. More imaginary customs to dream about.

    Great effort everyone else too.

    Thanks Bob and Rob (66Newport) for your great comments.

  27. Its a little crazy, but it TOTALLY works!![/QUOTE]
    I agree, this would be an awesome ride. It looks so pre-war dark adventure/mystery .:cool:
  28. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    Very well said Jeff, Sonny was one of my idols he could do it all. :)
  29. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    Sorry I have been not posting for quite some time but as some of you know my son has had a very rough year and well he comes first. But I am glad to say he is on the road to recovery so I will start posting pics of what I have been up to for those who may like to see. Thanks J.Lockwood

    This is my latest commissioned piece of grinder art. It is stainless steel framed with 3/8 solid square bar and stainless steel rods
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