Cars boats bikes and planes, in Art

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mattiej
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Nice Stratocaster there mate :) I've always been a Les Paul man myself tho'! I've got an original back in the UK that I havent seen for 5 years, its arriving on a 'plane next month as its been booked a seat via Ryanair... (not putting my baby in the hold!)

Its still johnny go go go here at the moment, going to take some time off next week. I've designed 30 new shirts in 4 weeks, need a break now, get some fresh air that kind of thing.

Here's some of my later stuff - quite enjoyed working on the Batmobile!

But what do you think of this? .. I was going to go in a more Ralph Steadman direction for a bit of a change, in that kind of grungy style that he does so well. You think I should go with it? Here's the first one I did - AC cobra to follow.

Cheers Gav,

Matt.

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Yes I would go wid that, looks good to me..

As long as Flyinair don't have your guitar strapped to a 737 roofrack...have you booked it in,in advance

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Heha ! nice sketch - like the Hendrix caricature :)

I wouldnt put it past Ryanair to actually attempt that concept, y'know,.. save space, gain money. It's coming over with my mom, they actually let you book seats for instruments which is handy. I've told her to handcuff my guitar to her wrist... and if they even attempt to put the guitar in the hold (in a moment of madness) mom's going in there with it!

Did a new Ralph-esq design, but opted for a slightly modern WRX, mainly because I've still toying with the technique for the engine itself @ the mo. The new designs I did over the last month or so are flying out the door which is great :) I've switched companies now, and it seems to be working out... although we are approaching Chrimbo (not to state the obvious)

I guess these designs come under before and after!

 

..and I just found this Hendrix illustration I was mucking about with months ago (funnily enough!) I think someone wanted an illustration of Hendrix sat in a Mustang, but I didnt go through with it due to the person vanishing... as I think you mentioned that happens occasionally on the internet. Weird muppet-esq hair I seem to have stuck on him (testing stage!) sorry Jimmy.

 

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Sorry about that, deleated the pic inadvertently

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My favourite type guitar Rickenbacker

 Leaving, on a Jet Plane...-or by bike

I knew that Jimmie Hendrix had a CR Corvette Stingray

but were there any Mustang connections involving the Great Man Matt? Would be interested to find out 4 sure...

Are You  experienced

 With Elan 

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Ah the ricky.. is that yours? great guitars those, I think (if pushed) I had to choose a favourite, it would probably have to be a Gretsch.. as long as I could have a custom shop job of course. I've got a bit of a collection of guitars back in the UK - a couple of epiphone LP's, a BC Rich warlock (platinum), a few strats (one mad one I bought from the states with a floyd rose floating trem, and vines up the fretboad with double HB's~ no fenders though sadly) a PRS copy that I've got here with me in France, a black korean LP (cant remember who made it) a 7 string and a Kramer Bass. And lots and lots of bits! I used to buy strat bodies on Ebay, install new electrics, custom pick-guards, new necks, and get them painted at a local body repair centre! Even did a bit of engraving as I got hold of a load of polished aluminium pick guards... ah those were the days. Love guitars, me :)

Cant think of any connection to a Mustang with 'ol Jimmy - top of my head, (google!) he played a Fender Mustang - maybe that's why he wanted that particular image? A long shot that, but you never know. Great pic by the way, can't really imagine him in an Elan for some reason.

Some new art this evenin'

A flying 6R4 metro (bit of an odd one that) digital pencil and then photoshopped colour using the multiply channel (vector splodges)

..and some Manga which I've never attempted before, did a whole load of research today and came up with this ( took 6.5 hours that image) Background was sketched over a photograph using the wacom tab

got it on a t-shirt too :)

 

Of course it shoulda been an Skyline/300zx etc etc.. I just happen to have my Cosworth image up in front of me - maybe the only Manga cosworth illustration in the world?!

Catch you soon, M

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My sum total of Guitars is only 3, however that may well be 3 more than some folk...I just love the aesthetics, and the sound they make-preferably if played by others than by my fair hands.

but.,.If my fortunes were to change I would'nt go mad for Classic cars but probably increase the guitars into a more substantial collection.

Or just combine them with my other interests...

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 Loving the bike/guitar concept!! :)

Actually, me too - I'd have the walls plastered in guitars from all years..although not sure how the other half would feel about that. She's not as guitar-mad as I am.

Here;s some stuff I've been playing around with.. went back to the manga stuff again, and a touch of nose-art esq vincent blackshadow design. Been experimenting with the nose-art lately, just trying to get my poses right... the spitfire Image is all in 3d, you can render the gals up fairly lifelike, which is not really what I'm after @ the moment, but its still interesting to have a play :)

 

 

Catch you soon!

 

 

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:) Nice!

Merry Christmas all

M