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Poboy Kustoms is going to SEMA 2015

SAKURA TEMPLE 2015
automotive paint on 1 gallon paint can
7.75″h x 6.5″dia
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Axalta announce it’s “Paint Outside the Can” contest winners! Submissions were judged on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty.

GLEN MILLS, PA, October 16, 2015 – Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce its 2015 Paint Outside the Can contest winners. The contest, which was open to professional auto body painters in Canada and the United States, was an invitation to unleash creativity using any Axalta-branded coating system to paint and decorate an unused, standard one-gallon paint can. Axalta organized the contest, which closed on September 15, 2015, as a focus on fun, creativity and to promote and support its auto body customers’ inner artists.

Industry celebrity judges selected six celebrity picks based on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty. There is a tie for sixth place, resulting in seven celebrity picks. In addition, six “fan favorites” were chosen by fans based on the number of photo “likes” that were posted on Axalta’s Instagram website. Finally, one “best-in-show” grand prize winner was selected from the seven celebrity picks. The winning submissions will travel on tour to custom car shows throughout the United States in 2016. Axalta will also display select submissions at its booth at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) Show, as well as at other events. All submissions can be found online at Axalta’s website in addition to Axalta’s social media channels.

The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize Winner – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Celebrity Picks – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Asher Emerson, “Sakura Temple”

Joe “Frost” Espinoza, “Open at Your Own Risk”

Pat Napolitano, “Tiki Man”

Adam Stone, “The Art of Color”

Travis Wilson, “Music Icons”

Brandon Esparza, “Taste of Candy”

Fan Favorites – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Joe “Frost” Espinoza, “Open at Your Own Risk”

Johnathan Mercado, “Lowrider”

Pat Napolitano, “Tiki Man”

Adam Stone, “The Art of Color”

Brandon Esparza, “Taste of Candy”

Axalta’s celebrity judges were:

· Sam Bass, the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR®

· Ron Coan, reality TV star and one of the leading painters in the automotive industry known for show-stopping creations with Mobsteel at SEMA to groundbreaking OEM concept cars

· Danny “Danny D” Galvez, a well-known custom automotive painter and pinstriper

· Paul Quinn, a renowned airbrush and pinstriping artist and instructor in the custom paint industry

· Danny Taylor, a pinstripe master with a 39-year history in custom artistic automotive design

“It’s as much about thinking outside of the box as it is painting outside of the can,” said Quinn. “First and foremost, as a judge for this contest, I am looking at the quality of the artwork. Judging this was a whole lot harder than I expected it would be as the best entries were all of very high quality.”

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#PaintOutsideTheCan

Check out my submission for Axalta’s ‪#‎PaintOutsideTheCan‬ contest. Six winners will be chosen along with a First place! If you have an Instagram account, I would greatly appreciate if you could get on @axaltarefinish and look for the photo of my can and give it a like. Only the cans with the most likes have a chance at winning! Thanks ya’l! and feel free to share this with everyone you know ;)
If you want to see all the artist submissions and you’re not on Instagram check them out here; http://www.axaltacs.com/…/paint-outside-the-can/Gallery.html or see them at the Axalta booth at this years SEMA convention in Las Vegas!!

“Sakura Temple” – 360 spin on Arqspin
one gallon paint can
automotive paint/ lettering enamels

Sakura Temple – 360 spin on Arqspin.

Sakura Temple

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Immovable

“VIP meets Irezumi meets Custom Painting”

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The VIP style is very much alive in Arizona and it’s making an impression everywhere it goes. This latest customization efforts for Ceasar (@ceasarluna) of Kyoei USA was accomplished by painting the whole Lexus engine cover which is comprised of five separate pieces. This Lexus LS460 made a debut at SEMA 2013 adorned with some very subtle white on white Pinstriping executed by me and in this year he was starting to think of how to bring an updated and exciting version to SEMA 2014. Time passed and Ceasar came by the shop a couple times with different ideas but he eventually settled into wanting something more. I was on the same page and immediately something bold came to mind. An image of a Japanese samurai popped into my head and I jumped at the chance to presenting him with this vision. He was immediately on board.
The five pieces where dropped off and prepped for paint. De-texturization of some of the panels was needed, priming and painting them white by was executed by my friends and neighbors at Deluxe Customs. The engine pieces were now a very unique blank canvas. Time passed and the deadline loomed. I finally got things in order to push everything aside and focus my attention on hand-painting the image we had decided on, an ukiyo-e image of Fudo-Myo-o (not the samurai but I’m hoping to paint another engine setup and use that image). I mocked up how the panels would sit in the car and created a patern to follow a basic layout I had drawn. 30 hours later the artwork was complete. It was time to look over the details and hand it back to Deluxe for the final clear-coating. A satin finish.
Fudo Myo-o is a Buddhist diety of early Esoteric Buddhism. Fit for VIPs specific Japanese heritage. Blending Japanese history, religion, Irezumi traditions and custom cars!!! Whoa, who would have thought of this!

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MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN

I’ll have a booth set up with art for sale and live pinstriping this Friday evening in front of Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa, Arizona. The flier has all the details! See you there!!live pinstriping

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Pinstriping “Panel” Art for Sale

In the very near future I’ll be adding more items to the storefront. Pinstripe artwork, stickers, one off shirts and maybe some prints. This piece in particular will be up for grabs so get some scratch together…. first come first serve!

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USA Speedskaters with Pinstriped Suits

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If you hadn’t noticed yet, at the 2014 Olympics this year in Sochi, US speedskaters are sporting new high-tech suits created by two companies, Under Armour and Lockheed Martin, which feature some very bold pinstriping. In the search to create the world’s fasted suit somebody decided that nothing was more American than “flat” black and hotrod pinstriping!

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GNRS 2013

I just attended my third consecutive Grand National Roadster Show and I gotta tell ya, if you haven’t been, start making plans to attend next year because it’s one hell of a show. This was its 64th year and I was more than happy to be there even when the rain washed out the cruise in portion of the show which happens on Saturday/Sunday. Previous years I had gone as a spectator and when I started thinking of making the trip this year I discovered that East Coast Artie was now directing the pin-striping charity portion of the show and that some expenses were paid to help pinstripers attend and partake in the event. I have had the pleasure of meeting Artie at SEMA years past and sent him an email asking if there was still room for another striper and lucky me, there was!
I’ll finish this up by saying everyone I encountered and met at the show were a swell bunch of guys and galls! So here are some of the pics I thought turned out well enough to edit and post, not a lot, just enough to wet your whistle and make me plan a little better for next years show so I can spend a little more time looking at cars and still do a bunch of striping!

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New Cards!

I just got the new business cards in and I gotta tell ya, I think they look great! The best ones I’ve done so far. I took a different process at creating these unique little guys this time around. The pinstripe design featured on the front is an exact copy of an original design that I created for this card. Yes exact size an color! You can see the small imperfections unique to hand pulled pinstriping that gives it more character than a computer generated design. I’ll be out at the Grand National Roadster Show next weekend with these things so come find me and grab a couple!

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Very Limited BEARCAT Print

ATTENTION!! The Jens Meyerhoff Grumman F8F Bearcat illustration has just been reproduced in a very limited edition print! This is the very first time that I have had any piece of art reproduced and wanted it to be something special. Only 5 of these where reproduced paying particular attention to the detail and reproduction of the original especially the custom mixed greenish-blue Navy color that made the original so special. Don’t hesitate on this one folks because I will NOT be making any other print runs of this Illustration in the future. This is it!

$80 each
Free shipping in the U.S.A

Email me at poboykustoms@gmail.com to set up payment options which are Paypal and personal check.

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