Having only one airbrushing technique is like driving on only one road; it limits the places you can go. This book by famed custom painter JoAnn Bortles gives you the airbrushing tools to take your art just about anywhere. Taking up where she left off in her best-selling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques, Bortles outlines a full range of techniques and their applications. Her straightforward, clearly illustrated directions show you how to airbrush everything from backgrounds and murals to animal subjects and delicate human features on virtually any surface. Designing, drawing, painting from photographs; portraying natural and manmade landscapes; manipulating light and dark; painting airplanes, cars, and trucks; depicting birds and reptiles, animals and people in stylized and realistic ways: These are among the many techniques Bortles explains in direct, easy-to-follow terms. Her book is an ideal guide for airbrush painters seeking to expand their skills, and for readers of Bortles’ earlier book who are hungry for more.
JoAnn Bortles is the founder and proprietor of Crazy Horse painting and has had her custom bike paint jobs featured on the covers of leading motorcycle magazines across the world. In this book, she shares the techniques and tips for the beginner or more advanced custom painter. Detailed, step-by-step, full-color instructions show how to do a variety of custom projects, from standard to evil skull flames, pinups, and pinstriping to a number of finish techniques as well. Sport bike custom paint techniques are also included.
Bortles covers everything from basic prep work to advanced finishing techniques. The techniques and processes can be used on any type of motorcycle from a production road bike to a custom chopper with extravagant bodywork. Among the topics covered are bodywork preparation, paint selection and preparation, a variety of painting techniques, and post-application follow-up techniques to put the best finish on a great paint job.
DIVSolvent-based paints have been used in automotive applications since the days when automobiles were called “buggies” and the horsepower was provided by, well, horses. But recent EPA regulations have restricted solvent-based paints for use only in approved professional paint booths, meaning that do-it-yourselfers can no longer use them—and it won’t be long before their use is banned entirely. Paint manufacturers have raced to develop water-based paints as a replacement for the solvent-based paints previously used. These new water-based automotive paints are of very high quality, but they require different methods and techniques for proper application, virtually rendering previous automotive paint books obsolete./divDIV /divDIVAutomotive Paint from Prep to Final Coat is the first book to provide instruction in these new paints. In addition to this critical information, author and top professional painter JoAnn Bortles covers all the techniques necessary to get the great results your car deserves. From initial body-panel preparation, to troubleshooting common problems, to application of the final coat, and all steps in between, this book is the only reference you will need to ensure your DIY automotive paint job is done right the first time./div
The author reviews an array of options for paints, graphics, and special effects to help readers get the custom paint job that is perfect for them in a guide that explains the tools and techniques that apply in various paint schemes. Original.