Thursday, April 18, 2013

Used Honda Civic Gets Etch-A-Sketch Makeover

Patience is an art, and by that standard the majority of human beings just aren’t particularly artistic. On the other end of that spectrum, however, is artist Shawn Lisjack, who used a Dremel with a diamond-bit drill to completely transform a used Honda Civic into something that would probably be more at home in a museum than on a highway.

The vehicle (or “artwork,” if you should feel so inclined to refer to it as such—and yes, we certainly do) is a pristine 1992 Honda Civic VX hatchback that first hit roads at the peak of Nirvana’s popularity, but today it’s completely etched from bumper to bumper with original Japanese-inspired doodles. The whole effect is pretty incredible. While it does look great from far away, particularly with fun bright-orange rims, up close it’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the details. It’s amazing what an incredible job Lisjack did with this vehicle, and we’re just glad Honda was able to provide the man his canvas.

Lisjack told Motoramic, "I wanted to create something that was truly unique and 'one of a kind' that the world has never seen before," adding that he has spent approximately 5,000 hours working on the vehicle, with another 1,000 hours or so left to go before it’s completely done. Working ten hours a day every day, that equates to about 20 straight months of work, so we’ll at least give the guy his props and say we love this particular Honda Civic. Linda Vista art fans (and auto fans) are sure to love it, too.

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