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Sharpie Art Close-Up by PinstripeChris Sharpie Art Close-Up by PinstripeChris
I'm just seeing how one of the pieces I posted a couple weeks ago (Heaven vs Hell on 32"x40" illustration board) didn't photograph all that clearly since its a large piece with a zillion tiny lines. So here's a close-up of a little part of it so you can see the lines and designs a little better :)
All lines are done completely freehand and without at a plan using Sharpie markers

www.PinstripeChris.com

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MissApiphany Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
How in the world do you even PLAN such work! I'm trying to figure out where you started. x'D This is really amazing!
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Artist
That's the funny thing- I dont plan any of my work  :)  My philosophy on that is if you have a plan then potentially there can be mistakes- but if you dont have a plan, nothing can go wrong. Thank you for the kind words!
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MissApiphany Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've never thought of it that way before. Yet obviously a successful method indeed.~
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NeonTerror Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooooo freaking impressive :O
And FREEHAND? You sir, are my hero
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artist
haha- thanks! Yes indeedy all freehand and without a plan. My theory is if you dont have a plan, you can't make any mistakes :)
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BrandiHellborn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
Love it, i cant use anything but sharpies while free handing. Do you have a youtube account? I read a comment saying you've worked on cars with sharpies, i think i might have seen one or two of them. But anyways, great work!
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! I do have some of my sharpie cars on YouTube- one of them is under username Cruizin4Customs- but you could search Sharpie Camaro, Sharpie Cadillac, or Sharpie Fiero I think
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radja01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one! ;)
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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radja01 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How on earth d'you keep your lines so sharp and clean? :o It's amazing!
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! I've had a looooooot of practice- considering this is just a flat piece of board its much easier to do straight lines then when I'm working on a car's surface which is constantly changing shape. I draw my lines really really fast- this helps keep the line weight uniform (until i WANT to adjust it) as well as making it very crisp
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That either takes a lot of control of the pen or a lot of luck, because when I draw lines really fast, they tend to go everywhere BUT where I want them. XD

You're very welcome! :D
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Sometimes I feel like its luck over and over again, and a bit of patience. No matter what, practice will always be very very important- what works for me may not be the best way for everyone
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With that much luck it might be wise to invest in a lottery ticket. ;)
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boger666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
[link] good stile
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thaaaaaaaank you :)
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dakale Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most awesome thing ive seen in a looong time. You have a great future in your hands. Keep it up!
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks! These pieces aren't very time consuming really, and they're a lot of fun :)
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TheDeviantSketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how long did this take?
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
I think when done the complete 32"x24" was about 10 hours
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TheDeviantSketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:0 i would never be able to acomplish somthing so detailed in such time that would take me a few weeks if anything and probably still wouldnt be half as good :P!
how long have you been doing this style of art :0?
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm sure you could do it if it's what you really wanted to do :) I've been developing my 'style' with the sharpies for coming up on 3 years. I started out doing cars, so large surfaces don't scare me- I'd rather work on a large scale actually!
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TheDeviantSketcher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like alot of work ._.
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
It didn't feel like work :) It's blast to do really
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artistauncarton Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Awesome work! Nothing to tell it's almost perfect above all the contrast!

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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! I checked out your artwork from your links-

I really like the Landscape, the different directions of the shading gives the feeling of different elements of the piece without over shading. The perspective on the ground and the boot prints i especially like. I suppose the sun could stand out a little bit more, but you certainly wouldn't want to over do it :)

The Eye looks fantastic as well- smooth blending and sharp detail. The precise level of contrast on something like that is hard to achieve without over doing it- everything fits. I find it more beneficial to practice on smaller then life scale personally so that you can look at it and quickly recognize what needs adjusting/sharpening.

Your pencil work is good, keep it up! And always consider practice and chance to learn :)
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jacobstuart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is amazing!
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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jacobstuart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
no worries dude
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ShadowSniper666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so impressive.
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PinstripeChris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Very generous of you to say :) Thank you!
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ShadowSniper666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nahhhh ^-^ you're welcome
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