I first got the idea back in 2011 when I saw the Sharpie Lamborghini and the amazing work of Pinstripe Chris. So I went for it, and sanded down my precious car, and went to work Sharpieing my ride. I loved it! However, the research I had done on sanding and Sharpieing proved insufficient, and the car was destined to fade away with the sun. But every day I walked up to it, dreaming of what the Sharpie Civic could be, and after 3 years, finally took the step of sanding it down.
Got it repainted white, determined to do it right this time and hire pros to help with the fancy stuff. And I'm so glad I did. The guys over at Starlite Rod and Kustom had more expertise than I'd dreamed of, and as it turned out, "what the Sharpie Civic could be," ended up being, "destined to not be a Sharpie Civic."
So I tried different paints - enamels owned me, as paintbrushes are my bane. Next? Well, let's see if my tried-and-true paint marker works. Starlite Ran a test panel with a clear coat and it worked!! Bells and whistles, I was set to go.
And they're off. I got lost in the drawing, aside from hitting the deck every 15 seconds to take a photo for my time lapse, and was chugging along, until someone decided to take a look at the car... and smacked the Time-Lapse Tripod out of position. After 5 hours, I finally got the shot to "almost" where it was before. You might wonder why there are clips in the time-lapse where a black blob (me) is in the frame. Well, turned out it distracts you from the image changing location, so what looks like a mistake, is actually me tricking your brain!
Then it was back to churning, and voila, completed! I took it over to Starlite Rod and Kustom to clearcoat and after a few days, came back and was absolutely amazed. They are truly pros, and I didn't imagine it looking as good as it does. The only problem is, it looks so good, you might think it wasn't drawn.