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Street Trenz Magazine Corvette

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On this particular job I think I painted faster than the car goes. To get this car designed, laid out, and the whole paint scheme executed in time for it's revealing in Las Vagas at the CES show we had to work quick and efficiently. So that’s why I decided to pull in some extra help on this project. Jose Sanchez of J-Graphics was a perfect choice to help tag team this beast, created by New York's finest Golden Customs. Once visiting this shop I knew I was in the home of some of the wildest and most creative minds on the East Coast. Let alone the quality was second to none.

So now with all else aside it was now time to let the paint fly, and tame this beast.

 

Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 1

The firsts thing you need to do to any automotive surface before you begin is to clean the whole surface with a degreaser to remove any dirt, grease, oils, or contaminants from you surface so you have good adhesion and no problems such as fish eye etc. In your base coats or clear coat.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 2

With this particular project we had to lay down some masking and then cut and peel out the inside areas in which we only want the paint to be. When masking off the areas I use a low tack transfer paper, then when cutting out the design I use a brand new blade and hold the blade so that I am using more of the edge of the blade and less of the point of the blade. This will help to prevent cut marks or scouring in your basecoat underneath.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 3

Once I had cut out and exposed the whole area where the artwork was to go. It was time to roughly sketch out the artwork. I had decided ahead of time, by doing some test panels, that I was going to use the exiting base color of the vehicle as the base color of my art work, so instead of the next step being to lay down a different color base I was able to jump ahead to sketching out the Giger style,biomichanical artwork. For this I used a opaque projector, some references, to this type of artwork and a soft lead pencil.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 4

I begin the painting process by adding a nice coat of Auto Air’s [semi opaque flame orange]. We had decided on adding just a little bit of color to help tie our paint scheme into our stereo sponsors colors (Power Bass)   which were orange, and black.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 5

Once I have a nice even basecoat to my main subject , I then decided to add a nice coat of Auto Air’s mango orange [from their sparkle essences line. This I thought would play nicely with any light and add to the over all appearance of the final piece.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 6

I them mixed up a purple black mixture, which we began to paint the Alien cyborg design in a monotone technique.( meaning that the whole design will be both outlined, and shaded in just one color)

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 7

I then use the same mixture to begin to layout the artwork on the hood also.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 8 

Once all the monotone artwork had been finished, I could then unmask the paper surrounding the artwork, and with another mixture of brown and black I then went around the outside edge of the artwork and created a burned singed look.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 9

Next I will define the edges of the burn by very lightly , (with an over reduced white) outline the edge.

Tip: keep the line very thin and allow the paint to skip , it will give the burned edge more character.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 10

Getting back to the Alien on the hood, after I added all my detail with the purple, black mixture, I then go back and add all the white highlights to really bring it to life.

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamSTEP 11

Here I add a little more color to the aliens gums by using Auto Air's red oxide. This color was originally added to Auto Air's paint line for my (Richard Markham ) realistic flame technique.


 

 
Street Trenz Corvette Airbrush Tutorial with Rich MarkhamStreet Trenz Vette
Required Materials:

1. masking

2. projector

3. Semi opaque flame orange

4. sparkle cent mango orange

5. transparent black

6. transparent purple

7. transparent dark brown

8. transparent white

9. transparent red oxide

10. Ultima-TG

11. hose

12. quick connects/ male and female

13. paint bottles



 

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