CMYK Art Car

Frequently Asked Questions:

CMYK?

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Key (often confused as blacK), it’s the subtractive color theory used for most printing processes.

How Long did this take you?

Altogether about 12 hours over 3 days. Still have a little more work to do on it too.

What materials were used?

Enamel paint for the design. For the prep I used: sandpaper, clearcoat, primer, brushes, acrylic paint, masks and tape.

Are you crazy?

Yes, Probably.

What inspired you to do this?

The Sharpie was wearing off and I figured I’d do something a little more print/art themed… and permanent.

Is that permanent?

As far as I can tell, very much so.



Sharpie Taurus

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Long did this take you?

Roughly 14-16 hours over about a week. It was over 5 days because every time I went outside to work on it, it would start raining…

What materials were used?

Sharpie Markers as well as spray clearcoat. Believe it or not, it actually took only about 5 or 6 of the large sharpie markers to do the entire car– it actually took more cans of clearcoat then sharpie markers.

Are you crazy?

Oh, Definitely.

What inspired you to do this?

Well, back in 2006 [I think?] I was covering up a dent on my silver Taurus with Duct Tape. It looked pretty good and I decided to try to make a design out of the duct tape, and an afternoon later I had duct tape racing stripe and things kind of snowballed from there.

Is that permanent?

Sadly no, sharpie markers are not as resilient as I’d hoped. Perhaps it needed a better clear coat, but regardless it did last for over a year (almost two). The sun and the winter road salt definitely wore it down though.

You are crazy!

That’s not a question and I know.