Friday, August 26, 2016

NEW Buick Art Available!

We've just added this new version of an earlier piece now called "Straight-8 V Blue.0" to the website as 13"x19" signed & numbered prints for $20/each- Check them out at:

http://www.PinstripeChris.com/Store

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Which shade of Red is your Favorite Ferrari?

Ferrari Friday- a day set aside to ponder all things Prancing Horse. Some weeks it's classics, this week it's a modern day F458 Italia Wide Body. For this particular drawing I opted to do more of a stylized/conceptual illustration rather than something end to end with color to focus on the parts of the design then genuinely make it stand out. Another fun thing about the illustrations I do this way is it shows the entire process of the illustration on 1 sheet: From the rough red pencil sketch, to the refined line weighted areas, the marker block outs, airbrush transitions, and finally the hand painted details like the tail light and tire tread. To me this tells more of the story of not only the art, but the design, and can be tricky to pull off.

Prints of this piece are now available as 11"x14" Signed & Numbered Prints on Luster Paper (Numbered out of just 25) for $20- includes shipping within the states. We also have the matted & framed Original piece available, Please Email us for details: PinstripeChris@hotmail.com


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NEW Prints: the "Technicolor 500"

Brand new prints of the "Techniclor-500" painting are rolling off the machine today- we're offering them in 3 sizes to offer some flexibility on a luster paper that really brings out the color. All are signed & numbered, check them out at:

 http://www.PinstripeChris.com/Technicolor500

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NEW Lamborghini Framed Original Art

Just got back from picking up 7 of my original piece from the framers and couldn't be happier with how they came out! All of them will available including this Lamborghini Murcielago which measures 27.5"x18"x.75" matted, wooden framed, ready to hang. This one here is $300 and no prints will be made, Email me for details before they are listed on the site! 

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Indy 500 in the Technicolor Universe

Yesterday was the Indy 500 (which is always great to watch) and I had started a sketch earlier in the day of Robot Number 3 behind the wheel of an Indy car to suit the day. Somewhere along the way, he took a hard turn into the Technicolor Universe leaving the monochromaticness faaaar behind. Rarely do I get so explosive with color and after completing this piece I wondered, Why? Something tells me the answer is similar to the one about me censoring myself- I was really just holding back... for some reason. Well if this is an indication of anything, it's that the new road is full of life, color, cars, and robots. The original is sold and we will be doing Canvas & Paper prints- we'll make the announcement of their availability soon!

Thank You!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Refreshening: New Robot Art and an even Fresher Perspective







This past week was a bit of a change up for me- my wife and I got home from a full week off and it gave both of us a lot of time to think about direction, specifically for me- Artwork. Clearly a lot of what I do is automotive artwork & design, but behind the scenes of our daily lives is a lot of cartoon, comic book, and graphic novel, and video game enthusiasm that originally had a lot more influence on my early ink work. Somewhere along the line I got involved with more clean, straight laced artwork for the sake of keeping the automotive artwork straight to the point (as builders rarely want to see anything but reality). Eventually, clean artwork took over- which wasn't an issue, just not what I thought would happen. So here and there on the side (behind the cameras watchful eyes) I would sketch characters on scraps, doodle robots, sci fi snip bits, futurism- all the bits that I didnt know I was missing. As part of my daily routine I sketch something with coffee every morning to get warmed up- with the week off I left my routine to try and feel like I wasnt truly working (which was challenging) and it opened my eyes quite a bit. Now this didnt change my love for cars, it just gave me clarity on the habits I had developed. Of course on our first day back I drew and illustrated a beautiful black Kustom Merc, and that wasn't out of habit- it was out of want to create after having been away from the studio a week. As soon as I cleaned up from the Merc piece I grabbed one of our traveling sketchbooks and started sketching a character I call Robot Number 3 and it quickly took shape with what I was missing. Im not new to character drawing, but what I am new to is sharing that side of my artwork with people. There's a lot more revealed about yourself in artwork like that I think, so you're putting yourself out there more then ever. I wasnt sure I was going to share the 1st piece (Robot in the Rain), but went for it anyways since I felt there was a better connection with the artwork and maybe more people could relate to it. I was immediately taken back by the responses I got and the connection people had with the Robot, and I knew I didnt have to be shy about it anymore. I alternated Robot artwork and Hot Rod artwork throughout the week and did a Robot & Hot Rod piece to finish out the week (a fine culmination if I do say so myself). Although what I do is not dictated by what people respond the best to, it is a nice feeling to put yourself out there and get a positive response. And again- this isnt me saying goodbye to clean automotive artwork, this is just me finally introducing the real me to the world. So look out for a whole new set of artwork based on Robot Number 3, sci fi, futurism, hot rods- and we're even talking about a storybook, graphic novel and some animation! Really excited for things to come, and I look forward to sharing it all.

The moral of todays story is:
1- Take a REAL vacation and clear your mind of work long enough to see it from all sides clearly. This vacation doesnt have to be long, far, expensive (heck, we vacationed at home mostly)- just give yourself some mental distance from your routine.
2- Stop censoring yourself (like I did)- Be who you are and be the best you you know how to be. If you limit who you are and what you share, people are only going to get a glimpse of you.
3- Most Important: Do what makes you Happy.

Oh yea- all of the new artwork will be available once professionally matted and framed and we will be doing canvas & paper prints as well! When the prints are ready I will write posts that explain the story behind each piece (because of course there is one).

Have a great weekend!



Monday, May 23, 2016

Post Apocalyptic 67 Mustang Fastback to kick off the week

For Mustang Monday brushing up on my graphic novel style for some up coming artwork- 67 Mustang Fastback with a post apocalyptic feel. It's such a great feeling to be back in the studio after taking a solid week off for our honeymoon and diving straight back in to energetic artwork. The time off gave me a lot of space to think about how I would like to approach some new artwork as well as some new avenues I would like to spend some time on.

The moral of the story here is: Personal time for reflection may feel like it's difficult to actually make time for and hard to feel good about (since you are physically stepping away from your daily norm) but ultimately can be very clarifying and help you redirect focus.

 This Original illustration is available- please Email me for details:
PinstripeChris@Hotmail.com