Got roped into spending my weekend doing these thanks to my wife Faye, who inadvertently entered herself into the Easter Egg competition at work. Have been meaning to draw up the KISS faces in illustrator for ages so this was just a good opportunity to get them done.
I've Had this black coated canvas sat in the back porch for months (if not years) gathering dust. Was just bored one afternoon and painted this. "True fire" on white skull. To paint realistic fire you will need......
- Transparent - Yellow / Orange / Red & White
- Candy - Yellow / Orange / Red
Start by painting vaguely flame shaped stokes in Transparent red, then go over the transparent red with Candy Red overspraying liberally. Then, using a free hand stencil / shield held a few cm's away from your surface, spray slightly tighter, more focused flame shapes in your Transparent orange. Then hit the that with your Candy Orange to fuzz up the edges. Then do the same again with your Transparent and Candy yellow, this time with the stencil closer to the canvas for even tighter, sharper flame shapes. Lastly use your transparent white to pick out some highlights / hotspots before giving it a final once over with candy yellow. You won't get the full effect till it's lacquered, but once the clear coat goes on the Candy colours should come alive giving you a deep rich layered image.
This one was just for my living room. Recently redecorated and changed the primary colour from orange (my favourite colour) to teal. We've had the orange for years and have built up quite a collection of orange stuff. This was just my small attempt at making a start on getting some teal blue items to start filling up the living room with.
Hellboy Snowboard 
hockey mask horror 
This one was for my friend Gemma who I used to work at the Cockpit with back in my student days. Gemma had started playing Ice hocky (cant remember the team) and asked me if I fancied painting her Goaly mask. Ice hockey's pretty violent so gory and intimidating was the chosen brief.
Japanese dragon wheel cover 
This one was done for my little mam. She bought a self a little purple Suzuki Vitara 4x4 and asked me if I could do her a spare wheel cover for it. Wanted to have another go at the dragon design I tried on this helmet right hyar. Again this is jsut me practicing my free hand airbrush technique so it's far from perfect but it was quite fun to do. As with the first time I tried it (on the helmet) I actually prefer the look of the half finished black and white version.
Painted this for my friend Martin. It was an old snowboard that wasn't going to be used anymore, just put on the wall for decoration. It was pretty battered and scuffed so had to use a lot of filler and primer to get it ready for painting.
When I sanded it flat I decided I actually really liked the messy, mottled finish and just decided to paint something straight over the top. Had been wanting to have a go at doing a pin up girl for a while and a snowboard seemed like the perfect shape for it. I was really pleased with this when I had finished but thought the Red (read pink) was a bit Jarring over the yellowy beige of the filler primer. To solve the problem I covered the whole thing in red candy and completely ruined the whole thing. It's now sat fucked in the back of the shed and my poor friend Martins wall remains bare.
Hot Rod House Sign 
Painted this to go on the front of our house, there was no house number sign on it when we bought it. Foolishly lacquered it
Ren & Stimpy 
This one's in my wife's office at work. Sketched the design in white pencil on black mounting board, then free hand airbrushed with Autoair paint. Topped with a light coat of transparent base to seal it, then outlined with a black sharpie marker. got the technique idea from alan pastrana at pastranaunlimited.com I almsot don't want to give the link because he's so good. Once you've seen his stuff you probably won't come back here.
True Fire on White Board 
Shit Free Hand Skull 
Sacred Heart Baby grow 
I can't remember if i made this for someone or if i was just messing about. I know i had a load of plain baby grows kicking around that I had been using to make presents. There was a period a couple of years ago where there didn't seem to be a week went by where someone i know didn't have a baby, I was churning out "i love mum" & "i love dad" baby grows like there was no tomorrow. Anyway, this is just watered down fabric paints on a cotton baby grow.