Freehand Pinstriping, Lettering, Gold Leafing, and Custom Paint.
My name is Nick Rodriguez , but my signature is NRoDz. I began with body work and paint before I began pinstriping near the end of 2006. In 2005 I received a green wrap Mack 00 brush for Christmas, and I had no idea about pinstriping or the paint at the time. Some time later, my cousin gave me an old can of light blue HOK striping enamel that he never used…and that’s when Pull’n Paint began for me. I had also never seen anyone else pinstripe, until about a year after I began, when I saw Bob Bond striping at a car show.
I then realized I stripe in Reverse….pulling up, starting from the bottom of the panel, instead of from the top, like most stripers. I have been told not to stripe this way, but it’s what I was used to…so I’ve just continued to stripe in reverse. Pinstriping began for me late 2006….it’s been line after line since then. I’ve been pinstriping for almost 10 years now.
In 2013, I began Pyrography on real animal skulls (Bone Matter Art). The artwork is permanent…designs are burned into the bone with a heated tool. Each skull is a unique, one of a kind piece designed by Nick Rodriguez (NRodz). All skulls are signed and numbered as well. ALL ANIMALS died of natural causes and are Collected, not Hunted.
See some of the skulls in person at Oracle-Fine Curiosities 130 W. 18th St Downtown KC in the Crossroads Art District. A beautifully eccentric shop featuring lots of bones, framed insects & butterflies, taxidermy, and more, they have many options whether you’re looking for an unconventional gift or something unique to add to your collection. In the words of the wonderful founders, Carrie and Jane, nothing says I love you like a jar full of assorted teeth.
All artwork and designs copyright NRodz Originals.
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