I know what you mean Large;I used to try and do the best symmetrical design that I could and then I ran into Don Penttila in the late 60's who did these incredibly small and detailed asymmetrical designs along with a lot of bird like designs.Then I saw some work that Alex in Wonderland did and that blew me away completely. A friend of mine down in Florida has a saying:"NOTHING is TOO much if it is PROPERLY OVERDONE" Of course he was driving a T roadster with an 1100 hp BB Merlin in it. Although basically conservative(I even talk people out of doing stripes occasionally)I have a tendency to over-do things on occasion. What I love about this craft is the wide variety of styles that come out of people.And just when you think you've seen it all;something entirely different comes along.
In the attempt to refine my own pinstriping, I would like to hear from others on placement of color. I am forever studying others work and beside having my own personal likes and dislikes, there has... more
There a very few, if in fact, any rules to this game. Over the years I have read and heard some do's and don'ts. The only one I ever felt was worthy of passing on was " avoid crossovers at a shallow... more
Several years ago I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with that dynamic duo from the midwest, Slik and Tiny. As I greatly admired the work of both stripers, I was questioning them about not... more
Thanks Brian ,I agree with you. The least amount of contrast to the background should go down first and layer colors till your final color with the most amount of contrast in relationship to the... more
I don't think your logic is so abstract. Sounds simple but, study, not just look at, but study the lines of the people that you want to emulate. I think as a consequence that will lead you to your... more
There is no rules on this, as far as I know . . How you stack color and what the contrast might be is an Individual choice, and the substrate color generally dictates the artist's choice . . This... more
I don't know that there are any enforceable "RULES" . . Years ago Tommy Stratton told me to make them as symmetrical as humanly possible . . Then here comes Steve Kafka with a beautiful assymetrical... more