One of our long term members Paul 'Pikey' Pike is passionate about the world of RC motor sport. Thats why he's with us of course!
But thats not his only passion. He's also an accomplished artist. And when he decided to combine the two, the results are what can only be described as stunning!
He contacted me back in February, asking if he could host his business on here, offering members the chance to see his art and hopefully do some work for a few. So I set up a section for him to showcase his work, seeHERE
He also offered to do some for myself.
Paul offers a choice of Pencil, inked and full colour art. He specializes in cartoon caricature style illustrations.
He works closely with the client, making sure every detail is accounted for and the work is produced exactly to the customers specification.
And believe me when i say..........he does exactly that!
While working on my personal pieces he was in constant contact, asking my opinion and giving me choices on background and other small options and detail, which all went towards making the work truly custom. He gives you the 100% personal touch, which you only come across when working with someone one to one, and you never feel the faceless side that you do with other companys.
To be honest the guys a pleasure to deal with.
He asked me for a selection of pictures of my RC buggy and my other four wheeled lover.........my classic pick up truck!!
And lo and behold the finished work is truly a high standard!
The truck is pictured at a beach I once drove it on, and the effect of the sea and background has been captured perfectly even down to the reflection of the wheels and tyres in the water.
My Agama buggy was portrayed on my Revolve work station in the work shop, and Paul designed a patriotic back drop with a ripped chequered flag design.
As is par for the course, the pictures on here just dont do the actual art work justice! They are both fantastic and im chuffed to bits with the pair of them. If anyone wants to see either of these pictures close up before having work done by Paul then let me know, and I will take them along to any race meeting for you to view.
Most members on here are passionate about other things away from RC....
The custom street rod, car or bike. A picture taken from a sporting event.
Basically anything that highlights a cherished memory, can be brought to life in amazing artistic detail.
Pauls also available to do more straight laced work such as loved ones portraits, or that pet thats part of the family (our goldfish could be next!)
Hit up the websiteHERE for all the details, and to see more of his work.
Ikes Ink Facebook page is HERE.