Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - pinstriping
Thread: pinstriping
View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Shelby1's Avatar
Shelby1 Shelby1 is offline
Steel Dreams
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lillian,AL
Age: 71
Posts: 323
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by dinger
Ahh, but that's the beauty of a hand stripe.Too many are looking for the perfection, it doesn't happen that often with a hand laid job. And I would prefer to have that imperfect job than one done on a computer and stuck to a spot. Width of a line, straightness, uniformity all needs to be right, but look for the traces of a human...know what I mean? I had my coupe striped, it's far from perfect but I can live with it.
X2 .....if pinstriping is done perfect it looks like it was done by a machine. It is generally accepted that Kenneth Howard AKA "Von Dutch" was the best most accurate for constant width lines but his lay out and design was not always symmetrical. Me personally it is more realistic when it is not perfect...but that just me .This helmet is one of the very first things that I striped and yes it was inspired by some of Von Dutch's designs. You are doing good keep at it,you say that you are you own worst critic thats good cause it will push you to get better and better.
Good Luck
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	102_9398.JPG
Views:	280
Size:	1.32 MB
ID:	50948  
Reply With Quote