Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back To My Airbrush Project

This was supposed to be the LAST time I had to paint this motorcycle tank. I practiced 5 times (I practiced more than that but only 5 were picture-worthy) and then he sanded it down and painted it with the base color again so I could paint the final (flawless) design...no pressure or anything :)

This was my third try...at least it wasn't as orange as the first 2 tries.

This was my fourth try...I think it was my favorite but he thought there were too many flames.


Fifth try, tried to make less flames, didn't really work but he liked it or gave up on me doing it any differently...I don't know.


This is today's attempt and I don't like it. I know what the problem is. I need the opaque base color in a thin paint that my airbrush can use. When I put yellow on red and then paint over it in transparent red, the result is ORANGE! The only way I got my fourth and fifth try to look red was because I used a can of opaque spray paint that was the same color as the base color. Sprayed lightly over the yellow made the flames look red. The problem with using spray paint is that is was not smooth.

Oops, that just gave me an idea...if I use opaque red airbrush paint for the flames instead of yellow, then maybe the translucent red would make them blend in better. I want this project to be over with! Well, do I try to paint over what I just did or do I let him decide? I just put all my paint and airbrush stuff away but this is going to bug me for the rest of the weekend. I guess I can try it one more time.

5 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

It's hard to tell without seeing it on the motorcycle, but I like the 4th attempt best too. They all look good, and I can only imagine the sort of mess I would make trying something like that.

Daizy said...

I've never seen it on the motorcycle either. Maybe it will look better.

Lizzie said...

Fifth is my favorite but they are all pretty impressive. I wish I had a hidden talent (or even one that isnt hidden)

Lizzie

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I liked the 4th attempt too. You've put a lot of effort and hard work into this project!

Daizy said...

I'm sure you have talents lizzie! I already know you clean better than I do! (and more often)

Hello sharon rose, yes, a lot of time and effort. It usually takes up most of my weekend. I am certainly ready for this project to be over!