Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Heavy Metal Art
After 25 years of airbrushing, I FINALLY got around to painting on metal! I have spent the last few weeks reading and learning about automotive painting. I rounded up an old scrap fender, sanded off the clear coat, and finally got the airbrush fired up and painted this happy skull. This was about an hours work- just getting used to the feel of the new airbrush (my second Iwata- picked up an Eclipse HP-CS this time, and I love it!) and the feel of painting with Uretane paints! Tha hardest thing to get used to was wearing a respirator- I seriously felt like Darth Vader for the first 20 minutes or so. I plan to cover the entire fender with various odd illustrations- I do have some green paint as well, so I will try some color soon too. I seriously loved working on metal and can't wait to do bunch more of this crazy stuff soon!!