You can call it Lowbrow, Hot Rod, Comic or Underground, it's just bitchin' and every hand stroke comes from his heart. If you're like me, trying to draw a simple line is hard, you can appreciate his talent.
A young Bomonster picked up on art watching his hot rodding dad create pen and ink drawings of cars. Later he saw a concept pen and ink by Ed Newton where Newton had used black lines and dashes of white paint on the ends to highlight the illusion of chrome...Bomonster was hooked. Today while not scratching away, he works as a professional in the advertising world.
I often hear my artist wife use the art world terms, loose or tight, his creations are loose, fun and inviting to gaze the small details. After you see how he does it, spend some time on his website to check out finished pieces. While you're checking them out, look for a very small 1964 Kellison Astra GT somewhere in each...his dream car.
|The finished art, read on to see how he does it.|
|Flathead progress 3: For the flathead motor, I basically outline and and start to fill in details. What you don't see in this picture are the reference photos in the background. Image © Bomonster.|
|Flathead progress 4: For the chrome air cleaners, I scratch almost all the way to white but leave thin black parallel lines to look like chrome reflections. I added Ed Roth flies for low brow effect. Image © Bomonster.|
|Flathead progress 5: More brain matter has been added and the eyes start to take shape. Also at the base of the brain stem I added something I try to sneak into every one of my pieces - my car - a 1964 Kellison Astra. Image © Bomonster.|
|Flathead progress 6: After outlining the eyeball veins - which look a lot like flames in this case, I fill in the whites with more scratch marks. Image © Bomonster.|
|Flathead progress 7: Spinal cords and disks are added. Not exactly an anatomically-accurate rendition you’d find in a medical book, but close enough. Image © Bomonster.|
Check out Bo's website for some bitchin' work at, Bomonster.com
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