Custom Paint With Rattlecans?

As the ever-thriving automotive aftermarket industry proves, cars, trucks, and vans are more than just transportation … they’re an expression of individuality. When a vehicle rolls off the dealer’s lot, it’s a blank canvas, waiting for its new owner to make a personal statement through customization. This is never more the case when the vehicle is over-sized and wearing a plain-vanilla white paint job.

Professional surf artist Drew Brophy has a simple mission in life: making things look cool. His distinctive artwork has adorned Converse Sneakers, Liquid Force Wakeboards, Lost Surfboards, and Wham-O Boogie Boards, as well as Sigg water bottles, and Leanin Tree greeting cards. You’ll find two of his custom painted surfboards at the entrance to the Las Vegas Hard Rock Casino Hotel’s world famous pool there’s even a How to Draw with Drew Brophy book for the kids, from venerable art book publisher, Walter Foster.

Drew uses a unique method to paint vehicles and surfboards, relying upon rattlecans and specialized marker pens. We caught up with him while he was on a cross-country voyage this summer. This video is a bit of departure for MPGomatic, but it’s core to our mission. You should dig what you drive …

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