Sharpie Helmets – A permanent marker canvas

sharpie lego guy2
http://www.lego.com/en-us/

Creating a custom motorcycle helmet is just not as hard as some people make it out to be. When you watch an artist, let’s say a professional pinstriper work on a custom helmet, you may start to get a little intimidate by the amount of talent that these pro’s have. After all, it’s probably not their first rodeo.

The same thing goes for a great airbrush painter. The amount of skill that they have to make a fantastic looking helmet almost makes it look easy.
Permanent Markers. – Yup, sharpies.  I saw a commercial on one of my 8yr old sons cartoons for a fine-tip sharpie and in it was a lego character with tattoos on his arms from the pen. Now that, I thought, is a one fine tip.

Being the man-child that I am, I started wondering what I could do with this new found toy….. a new helmet sounded like a fine idea to me 🙂

Jessica and Tim over at the Sharpie Blog have quite a collection of artists and creators all specializing in Sharpie’s, – go check them out.

 

 Sharpie Motorcycle Helmets

 

Here is a high speed look at an artist sitting down for a sharpie session on a motorcycle helmet. Most of the designs are simply black and white – to show off how the helmet was created. But don’t neglect the rest of the rainbow, sharpie makes a wide selection of colors and tips to choose from.

 

High-speed Sharpie Helmet

 

Helmets are not the only canvas in the automotive and motorcycle industry. This artist presents a time lapse camera of a custom permanent marker design on his motorcycle.

 

Time-Lapse Sharpie Motorcycle

 

A few more sharpie designs to get that idea motor turnin’.

What else are people around the world using sharpies on? Glad you asked.

Here is a list of 34 things you can improve with a sharpie. And 20 unexpected pieces of sharpie art.

1. Motorcycles.

sharpie motorcycle - http://blog.sharpie.com/2009/07/hot-wheels/
http://blog.sharpie.com/2009/07/hot-wheels/

 

2. Cars.

 

sharpie car
http://forum.specmiata.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/2/4671.html

 

3. And – of course – each other.

 

aztec_sharpie_lapse_by_hiraistrange
http://hiraistrange.deviantart.com/art/aztec-sharpie-lapse-123815548

 

Happy scribbling!