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Old 11-02-21, 11:34 AM
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Stunning! I've often thought about doing something similar but I KNOW it wouldn't come out anywhere near this nicely. Absolutely cool!
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
It's actually quite funny you say that.. I did quit my job a few weeks ago and I'm hoping to turn this into a full time gig.
There's a pretty good market for custom paint jobs. They will be queuing up a mile for this kind of stunning work.
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I love bike art and custom paint jobs that are tributes and a personal job for such an extreme crash is really special.
Below is a "masterpiece" paint job tribute to some master artists and I also admire some of the tributes some renown frame painters like Holland have done like the Greatful Dead tribute to Bill Walton's XXXL bike. Not trying to detract from your posting but rather show how special it really is !



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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
Me and the frame survived. So to turn a negative into a positive I decided to draw on it.

This is the result. I hope you enjoy looking at it
For more info & pics see https://firewaterboy.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/firewaterboy_art/
Enjoy!
That is really quite incredible. It's well beyond a custom paint job.

How did you decide on what to draw on each tube? There seem to be distinct themes- did you start on each tube with a theme or image in mind ahead of time?
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Amazing, well done.
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Looks awesome. Your style kinda reminds me of Nick Blinko, but not as dark. It turned out really great.
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Old 11-03-21, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
That is really quite incredible. It's well beyond a custom paint job.

How did you decide on what to draw on each tube? There seem to be distinct themes- did you start on each tube with a theme or image in mind ahead of time?

+1 on the more than a "custom paint job". The effect of this is really sculptural, turning the whole bike into an art object that is ridden. I would love to see this in person to see the effect of all that detail being contained in that context.

In a perfect world, do a bunch of these and stage a "gallery" show at a velodrome!
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Old 11-03-21, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
So, my impression of you is you're basically do art like a jazz musician plays--improvisational, but with such a depth of technique that you "improvise" elegant, ornate details and patterns. My feedback, for what it's worth (probably not much) is that the bike demonstrates how brilliantly your technique can be applied to 3D surfaces.

Maybe I'm naive, but I'm thinking you have an incredible potential for genre-busting here.
You're comment is very nice. Might use it in my profile!

I'm open to trying different objects but would like them to be cycling related. Am currently being persuaded to draw on a Mavic Ksyrium wheel.

The problem is that I'm working on a second bike which takes forever and I still have two large pieces on canvas to finish.

There's just not enough time.. I need a time transplant
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Old 11-03-21, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
I love bike art and custom paint jobs that are tributes and a personal job for such an extreme crash is really special.
Below is a "masterpiece" paint job tribute to some master artists and I also admire some of the tributes some renown frame painters like Holland have done like the Greatful Dead tribute to Bill Walton's XXXL bike. Not trying to detract from your posting but rather show how special it really is !
Wow! I've never seen these before. I love the masterpiece in particular. Thanks for posting
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
That is really quite incredible. It's well beyond a custom paint job.

How did you decide on what to draw on each tube? There seem to be distinct themes- did you start on each tube with a theme or image in mind ahead of time?
Glad you enjoyed looking at the bike. Normally I don't have any plan with my drawings, but with the bike there were specific things/patterns that I wanted to put in.

I wanted the puzzle pieces on the top tube, the cubes on the down tube (tribute to Mapei), circles on the seat tube and triangles on the seat stays to give a carbon stay effect. Also towards the end I noticed that I didn't put much writing, so on the chain stay I filled it with lyrics from the music I was listening to whilst drawing on the bike.

After that i had fun filling them in with whatever popped into my head.
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Old 11-03-21, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
+1 on the more than a "custom paint job". The effect of this is really sculptural, turning the whole bike into an art object that is ridden. I would love to see this in person to see the effect of all that detail being contained in that context.

In a perfect world, do a bunch of these and stage a "gallery" show at a velodrome!
To be honest the photos don't do it justice. there is so much detail all around the tubes that a camera just can't capture.

I'm currently working on a second bike and I'm planning to have an exhibition once that's finished along with my regular work.
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Old 11-03-21, 07:39 AM
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Would just like to thank everyone here for your great feedback and support.

I really appreciate it!

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Old 11-03-21, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
You're comment is very nice. Might use it in my profile!

I'm open to trying different objects but would like them to be cycling related. Am currently being persuaded to draw on a Mavic Ksyrium wheel.

The problem is that I'm working on a second bike which takes forever and I still have two large pieces on canvas to finish.

There's just not enough time.. I need a time transplant
Are the bike-related projects commissions?

I'm excited by the thought of bicycling having a Doodle-Sculpture-Painter Laureate!
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
Glad you enjoyed looking at the bike. Normally I don't have any plan with my drawings, but with the bike there were specific things/patterns that I wanted to put in.

I wanted the puzzle pieces on the top tube, the cubes on the down tube (tribute to Mapei), circles on the seat tube and triangles on the seat stays to give a carbon stay effect. Also towards the end I noticed that I didn't put much writing, so on the chain stay I filled it with lyrics from the music I was listening to whilst drawing on the bike.

After that i had fun filling them in with whatever popped into my head.

Have you thought about doing a bike with a narrative? Combination of words, pictures, glyphs or whatever to tell a story?
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Old 11-03-21, 08:52 AM
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I'll just echo what everyone has already said, that is amazing!!
and the echoes continue .....
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Old 11-03-21, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Are the bike-related projects commissions?

I'm excited by the thought of bicycling having a Doodle-Sculpture-Painter Laureate!
Not commissions.

The bike I'm working on at the moment is for a friend who is a frame builder. He donated one of his frames to me to promote his business.

The drawings include some personal things I know about him and also his brand.

And the wheel was built by a good friend of mine who said that my drawings would look cool on it.
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Old 11-03-21, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Have you thought about doing a bike with a narrative? Combination of words, pictures, glyphs or whatever to tell a story?
I have done drawings for friends which are really personal. I put things that they like, experiences we've had together, things that are important to them.

I guess if I get a commission for a bike it would be like that. I would interview the person and try to collect information that I would put on their bike.

I try to avoid drawing very specific things because I prefer to draw what comes into my head. It's a bit like meditating (without sounding pretentious), my mind goes blank and I draw whatever.
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
I have done drawings for friends which are really personal. I put things that they like, experiences we've had together, things that are important to them.

I guess if I get a commission for a bike it would be like that. I would interview the person and try to collect information that I would put on their bike.

I try to avoid drawing very specific things because I prefer to draw what comes into my head. It's a bit like meditating (without sounding pretentious), my mind goes blank and I draw whatever.

Doesn't sound pretentious at all, process is what works for you. Again, I'm struck by how much like an improvisational jazz player you sound.

Did you ever see Bowie describing how he wrote lyrics? It sounded absolutely bonkers, and actually involved drawing pieces of paper with phrases out of a hat sometimes--stuff he cut out of magazines, etc. The results were often brilliant, but he couldn't ever explain how he really got there.
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Really quite stunning! Reminds me of some of the works in the early Zap! Commix from the early 70's. And all overlaid in black on the simple elegance of a white painted metal framed Italian Pinarello. I love the way the message on any particular tube or part changes subtly the eye moves from one end to the other. Bravo!
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*I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this but didn't know where to put it*

I've always had a real love for late 90's early 00's road bikes. My dream bike was/is the Pinarello Galileo from 2003. I've had this bike for over 10 years, I love it.

But on a high speed descent on a closed corner I crashed quite badly at over 65 kph and totaled the bike.

Me and the frame survived. So to turn a negative into a positive I decided to draw on it.

This is the result. I hope you enjoy looking at it






For more info & pics see https://firewaterboy.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/firewaterboy_art/

Enjoy!
Dude, that's awesome drawing!!
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Dude, that's awesome drawing!!

I approve this bump.
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It took me a bit over 6 months, drawing every night after work until 2 - 3am and most of the day at the weekends.

Had lots of problems with smudging at the start so had to clean/redo a lot of stuff which ate up a lot of time and energy.

I use a permanent marker with a double tip. I used (several of) the same marker for the whole bike and then put a thick lacquer to protect it.
Truly an effort and accomplishment. I think you might need though a Warhol factory setup if you want to turn this into a business and do more than 2-3 bikes per year?
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Have been skipping over this thread since it was posted and man am I ever sorry. Your work is inspired and absolutely amazing.

I would think you could offer special edition custom work to the big manufacturers for their show bikes. Unbelievable work!
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I am pretty indifferent towards the romanticism placed on older bikes and componentry however that bike is art! Absolutely beautiful.

I am pretty indifferent on the roamanitism placed on the newer bikes.
This bike is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it wth us !
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Truly an effort and accomplishment. I think you might need though a Warhol factory setup if you want to turn this into a business and do more than 2-3 bikes per year?
Thanks!

I'm thinking if I do this full time I could maybe do 3-4 bikes a year without killing myself.
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