Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends
The Gearheads finally sit down with Bob Thrash and talk graphics, builds, legendary cars, influences, taking chances and more. In keeping with the ongoing theme of “all things are delicately interconnected,” you’ll be shocked at the single person we can trace all current trends back to. And in a cheesy way.
Power Tour Magnetism: Creating the Art
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.
A Tumblr Full of Talent: The Pinstripe Chris Mars Retrograde
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.
Tom Fritz Masterclass Part Two: Going Deep
The Round Six gearheads sit and talk art, history, career paths, school and life in general with legendary automotive artist Tom Fritz. This is part two of a multi-part masterclass filled with great advice, intimate knowledge and insight… Plus a ton of laughs, as you’d come to expect from one of our podcasts. We boldly go where no interview has gone before in this deeply-probing session.
Masterclass: Tom Fritz Hangs Out, Part One
The Round Six gearheads sit and talk art, history, career paths, school and life in general with legendary automotive artist Tom Fritz. This is part one of a multi-part masterclass filled with great advice, intimate knowledge and insight… Plus a ton of laughs, as you’d come to expect from one of our podcasts. We boldly go where no interview has gone before.
Learn How to Draw a Muscle Car
Ever wanted to learn the basics of creating your own Problem Child Kustoms-style rendering? Today, we’ll lay out the basics, and give you the tools needed to start creating your own drawing of a slick 1967 Chevelle.
Drawing Cars: Finding That It’s All in the Details
In my line of work, time is the enemy. There’s never enough of it. You can only create so many pictures in so much time, and time keeps slipping away from you. Oh, sure… you go at the day with the greatest intentions, but by noon, the day’s half gone (or even less on some more marathon days), and you’re three hours deep in rendering headlamps or hair.
Getting Technique Driven
The plan has been simple: Show the workflow, the art, the technique an all of the warts and whatnots that go into creating a rendering or illustration the “Problem Child Kustoms Way.” Suffice to say, it’s been a ton of work thus far, but very rewarding and eye-opening for me, both from a technical standpoint and as an artist. I’ve realized many key things about my work, as well as just how often I let a few f-bombs fly. Crazy how that can go.
Looking at a project from the whole concept-to-completion vantage point.