On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down LIVE from The Thing 2018 in Orlando Florida, with the artist, entrepreneur, and author Craig Fraser. Craig has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, GM, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Trek, CBS, Amazon, Fender, and West Coast Choppers to Name a few. His mural work can be seen in Guy Fieri’s restaurants around the world, from Las Vegas, Central Florida, Abu Dabi, and South Africa. He’s from Bakersfield, California, where he runs Air Syndicate Studio as well as being head artist/designer for Kal Koncepts. He’s the author of the best selling “Automotive Cheap Tricks & Special FX” books, and have produced more than 25 instructional videos, as well as over 350 step-by-step feature articles for industry publications. This is one not to miss as Craig challenges us to break everything, defy the labels, and destroy the status quo. Join Terry as he sits down with Craig talking his creative work and what he’s breaking next.
Craig in his own words… Thirty years ago I picked up an airbrush when finishing a commission, and haven’t put it down since. Back in those days I was a “Professional” student switching from major to major. During this ten year search, I acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly SLO, as well as Associate degrees in Aero Engineering, Music, and Computer Science. I even studied for a year in Firenze, Italy searching for that one passion that would inspire me in life. Ironically the inspiration was in front of me the entire time as my primary tool to finance my University career: Art, and Airbrushing.
Today I run the Air Syndicate Studio in Bakersfied, California, as well as work with Kal Koncepts as the head artist/designer. I am the author of the best selling “Automotive Cheap Tricks & Special FX” books, and have produced more than 25 instructional videos, as well as over 350 step-by-step feature articles for such magazines as Hot Rod, Truckin, Lowrider, and Airbrush Action, to name a few. I have created automotive workshop curriculums, developed creative products, and have taught the fineart of Kustom Painting worldwide for twenty of my past 30 years airbrushing.
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