FEATURED ARTIST: DWAYNE VANCE // MASTER OF CHICKEN SCRATCH

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

Dwayne Vance is an artist and designer with a passion for the automotive and industrial design. He created Masters of Chicken Scratch to showcase various designers from around the world, focusing mainly on hot rod design but would like to expand into the automotive, entertainment and industrial design industries. 

From Dwayne:

I graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BS Degree in Transportation Design. I began my design career with Troy Lee Designs as a designer of high-end motocross protective gear. Then I became a Senior Designer for Mattel, Hot Wheels division. While at Hot Wheels I designed and developed several cars and led teams for entire toy lines. I eventually returned to Troy Lee Designs. There, I continued to design motocross gear including the SE2 helmet and other protective equipment. I now have my own company, "Future Elements – High energy art and design-” and do work for companies such as Mattel’s Hot Wheels, Batman and entertainment divisions, Hasbro’s Transformers and Star Wars division, Texaco, Oakley, Warner Bros, Mazda, Chumba racing, Upper Deck, Blackstar Paintball, Arctic Cat, Corel Painter, Jada toys, Fly Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Flying Lizard Racing, EA Games, Activision, DC Comics and a few others.
 
I self published a book along with 12 other hot rod artist called the Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch and now The Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol 2 with 15 total artist in it. My art work has been featured at the Peterson Automobile Museum in Los Angeles, California.
 
Some of my work has been published in magazines and books including "How to draw Hot Wheels the Hot Wheels Way” and "35 years of Hot Wheels”, Official Corel Painter magazine, Imagine FX, Truckin, Car Culture Deluxe, 2d Artist magazine, Digital Painting Techniques Vol 2 and Secrets of Corel Painter Experts.
 
Most of my design work is inspired by vehicle design. From Hot rods to spaceships, if it has anything to do with speed I want to make it into art. I work traditionally and digitally and love using techniques from both camps to provide a final hand done look. I feel my line quality is still better when I use traditional materials, but when it comes to color you can experiment a lot on the digital side. When I work with digital I like Painter 12 and my Wacom Cintique monitor. I also use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Visit his website here.

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