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Artist Uses Sharpie to Give Nissan Skyline GTR One of a Kind Paint Job

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Like so many projects, the ‘sharpie art car’ evolved from humble beginnings. Back in 2010, Collen Kelton was in the market for a GT-R. He was looking for a ‘midnight purple’ version but the only two he found were asking too much—so he ended up with a silver 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R. In a lengthy thread on Skyline Owners Club, Kelton explained silver was his second least desired colour after white.

Artist Uses Sharpie to Give Nissan Skyline GTR One of a Kind Paint Job (bumper)

It all began with a scratched bumper. Collen knew that he going to repaint the car, but until then he had a number of unsightly scratches. His wife, a talented artist named Allison LaValley, said she could cover up the scratches with a funky design. Anything would look better than those ugly scratch marks and Collen knew he was going to repaint the car anyway

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15 hours of sharpie drawing later and the bumper was complete. Not only were the scratches a distant memory but the sharpie design looked really cool! Kelton decided to scrap the paint job and gave Allison the green light to go nuts on the car. And did she ever…

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

In addition to the amazing, one of a kind paint job, the car has also been highly modified and customized by Collen. You can track the entire build journey in a detailed thread on the Skyline Owners Club forum. If you dig the artwork, be sure to check out more from Allison on her website. She also has an Etsy store with some of her crafts for sale.

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

The talented husband and wife are also musicians and have a band together called Lost Birds. Allison is the vocalist while Collen plays all of the instruments. You find them on Bandcamp and Facebook.

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

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Artwork by Allison LaValley | Photograph by Collen Kelton

Sources

Skyline Owners Club: “Lost Birds” Time Attack Machine
Laughing Squid: A 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R Sports Car Covered in Intricate Marker Art
My Modern Met: Artist Uses Sharpie to Cover Husband’s Skyline GTR with Stunningly Intricate Designs