Every car owner knows that as soon as their precious vehicle gets dirty, it becomes a target of street mockery. Think of the classic ‘Wash Me,’ its millennial twist ‘Y U No Wash?’ or something much more sinister. But for the Russian artist Nikita Golubev, they are blank canvases waiting to be turned into incredible, surreal works of art that are destined to fade away in rain or get swallowed by a new layer of dirt.

The Moscow-based artist, better known by the nickname Pro Boy Nick, calls this unusual artistic technique a way of “digging art out of dirt,” and his works speak for themselves. The dirty car artist currently has 107k Instagram followers and his audience is constantly growing.

“I just wanted to start up something new, to work fast on big surfaces. And dirty trucks helped me with that. It became some kind of giant sketchbook, which I share with people,” he told in an interview with Bored Panda that you can read in full below. And after you’re done, don’t forget to check out our previous posts on Pro Boy Nick ‘vandalizing’ dirty cars on Moscow streets here and here.

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Nikita told us that the most difficult part of the creative process is to start, but so it is with any art, he added. “Another thing is that you can’t undo what you painted, but I find it to be beneficial since it helps me to finish my work and learn when it’s the right time to stop.”

The artist said that he always tries to make his dirt drawing simple and clear, but he also enjoys making “a depth in the images.” “Dirt is always different. It can be dry, or wet, or frozen, thick or thin, and that makes me work with a different approach.” And for those who’re wondering how long it takes to produce one dirt painting, Nikita said that on average, it’s one hour.

“I get lots of feedback from all around the world, and many come directly from truck drivers. It seems that most people are impressed with that and understand my messages, which is inspiring to me."

When asked if he's ever gotten in trouble for ‘vandalizing’ cars with dirt drawings, he assured us that it's never happened. “Although I have never asked any permission to do that. I never make anything insulting. I also never discuss ideas for my drawings with anyone, but I keep in mind that someone will find my drawing on his truck and it will go on the streets.”

It turns out that some drivers keep Nikita’s artworks for months until they get covered with new dirt. “A couple of times, I started my new drawing when the previous was still visible (for example, a swimming girl and kid in the dirt).”

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"Don't panic"

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John and Brandy Keippala
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love so much! Come to our area in Michigan! Wet dirt roads make for an amazing canvas!!!!!!

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Minecraft Nube
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

get the diamond by driving the car, new game, impossible to beat.

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Dana
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The inflatable is funny, and the whole thing is magnificent

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"Don't worry, axolotl"

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"Keep your hands away from my dirt"

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Lindsay Smith
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible detail. Someone pay this man to do this for living! I like his messages and the mix of beauty, death, reality and fantasy.

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Collie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first one is an android robot Verter, or Werther, from an old and forever beloved Russian movie "Guest from the future"! It is russian movie from the tear 1985 about a girl Alice who came from the future and about the space pirates who chased her. The Verter was her devoted robot who died protecting her. They used to show it on TV during school holidays. We loved it so much and waited anxiously to watch the daily chapter every morning.

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"Art is the name and the date"

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"Happy New Year!"

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"Crap, you forgot the phone"

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"Psst, friend! Is it spring yet?"

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I'manoob!
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me: "Sorry, no. It's still pretty much winter. So what brings you here? :) "

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I'manoob!
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All I'm seeing is a person who may have just snapped another person's neck! what's happening?

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