It’s an episode of icons as Round Six’s fourth man Carson joins us with guest Kenny Youngblood! A legendary automotive artist, designer and custom painter and letterer, Kenny’s career has spanned decades, and he shares some great stories loaded with historic names and locations. A lesson in passing the passion to the next generation makes this one for the record books.
For the third year in a row, I have had the honor of creating the Long Haul Gang magnets given at each stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour. For 2019, I made it a personal mission to man the wheel on Creative Direction as well as producing the art, and at the risk of sounding like an overly-proud parent, this one raises the bar. Let’s tear into the artwork and see what makes it tick, and drop a few tips and tricks your way, too. I’m a giver.
Automotive Fine Artist James Owens of Car Noir joins the Gearheads in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show to talk art, acting, residual checks, edible neckwear, billion-dollar ideas and more, if you can imagine that. It’s a crazy ride that occasionally finds the rails and speeds along at a breakneck pace. Episode forty-six is a monster.
Josh Mishler of Advanced Plating joins the Gearheads on episode forty-one for a great conversation about forging a career in the hot rod industry. A wealth of information and advice for the young generation looking to make a break, Josh works to bring his career arc and the advice of industry professionals to all via his role with SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance Education Days at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals and more. Learn all about chrome plating, and get tips on prepping your parts for the best possible finish!
The Gearheads dive deep into the dark art and science of Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property for artists with good friend, mentor and industry expert Carson Lev. The first in a series, we’ll get you up to speed on protecting your work and establishing your brand and protecting each using real-world case studies and experience.
Episode twenty-nine brings it all your way, courtesy of the very vocal and always insightful and entertaining Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design in Simi Valley, California. The guys talk vintage BMX bikes, bass guitar, reality TV and more. We get into the SEMA Show talk, Joe Rogan’s Nova and even a bit of serious health and family discussion, and learn a lot form a very driven and passionate designer and builder. If you’re looking for the ultimate kick in the pants to go and do your thing, this is your episode. Especially if you wear a man bun.
Max Fish of Bio Kustumz fame joins the Gearheads for a mind-bending evening of engineering, air suspension design and a bedazzled pillow. Which was borrowed. Talk turns to philosophy, art, and the value of not only being passionate about your craft, but wholly understanding the core concepts, and then sharing that knowledge.
It’s the triumphant return of the Pirate and Turtle as the Gearheads spend some time taking art, cars and taking major life risks to chase a dream in the automotive industry with Chris Dunlop, aka “Pinstripe Chris.” Truly a man wise beyond his years, it’s an episode that any artist, fresh or established will find invaluable in terms of shared experience and advice.
On episode twelve, the Gearheads sit and talk Pro Street, starting trends, trail mix and medieval weapons with hot rod builder and street machine legend Scott Sullivan. Other podcasts may have simply toed the line, but we jumped right over that thing and headed straight for Weirdville. Or Dayton. Whatever. It’s a fly-on-the-wall benchrace sort of thing for you, happy listener. We’ll even shut the bug zapper off this time.
When working on a drawing, little can create impact like line weight. From the most basic uses in describing weight, position in space or even highlighting a featured subject in your work to defining motion, the width of a simple stroke can do many things. I implement this thinking into each piece I create, right from the start, and today I’m throwing down a masterclass on the essentials and value of using line weight to carve out your own signature style.