Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here is my latest project. I am painting a mural of an ocean scene in my daughters room. On the top is the sky, and there will be a couple of dolphins jumping out of the ocean. The bottom will have a lot of tropical fish and coral with a dolphin swimming up close in the center.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
After painting the skulls I applyed intercoat clear to protect the art work so I could scuff the paint the next day to allow for proper adhesion seeing how this project took more then a day to finish. The next step was to draw the rips, mask the skulls and paint the riped areas. I used Orian Silver to paint the rips.
This is a hood that I did last spring for a customer.
I started by wet sanding the hood down with 500 grit paper and then I mask the hood leaving the area where the skulls will be open. I based the hood where the skulls will be white. I used one of Craig Frasers Wrath of Skull Master stencils to paint the skulls. I used the stencil to get the basic shape of the skull that I wanted. When using a stencil, you only want to spray a light coat of color down to get a basic pattern, then you can detail the skulls freehand.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Here is a picture of the gas tank. The next step after you sand the primer is applying sealer. Sealer has a few functions, it acts as a bond coat between primers and base coats, prevents topcoats from soaking into the primer and reducing gloss, and in this case will make the tank and fenders the right color for faster coverage of topcoats. I then clear coated it. This will seal the white down so when I lay out the flames there won't be any tape tracking. I also like to do this when there is going to be some airbrushing so if there is a problem I can easily fix it with out having to re-base it.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Welcome to my blog.
Here is my latest project.
It is a victory motorcycle. When it's done it will be white on the top black on the bottom with a red tribal flame graphic and a platinum pearl pinstripe.
I started by sanding the paint and fixing some damage on the front fender. I also primed and blocked the area where the old two tone stripe was. The reason why I do this is because the stripes from the factory are usually stickers that are clear coated over. So if you just feathered it out you would still see a line after you painted it.
Check back later for more updates.