It's been a while, but I still get the call for vehicle murals. This project is on a rather new Corvette. The client is a veteran who has dedicated to his body to a commemorative collage of tattoos.
The task was to take no fewer than a dozen specific elements and have them flow harmoniously. In addition, some VERY iconic imagery needed to be incorporated - including a famous depiction of "The Wall".
I took two comps to get everything just right.
The execution was a little different for me - half airbrush, half hand painting. The goal was to create a graphic novel feel. There was so much going on, I felt the key action needed to be easily grasped to the viewer looking down on the bumper.
I decided to use the metallic gray of the original paint as a color for the soldier silhouettes and the edges of the torn flag.
Some elements of the design are a little more subtle than others. For example, the soldiers on the left are "mirrored" in order to the ones on the right. The car's owner is at The Wall. He is holding a single red Rose - which also happens to be his wife's name.
Tomorrow we return the finished piece to the customizer for clear coat and assembly. A job's never done till the customer's happy... so I'll let you know how it goes.
Grex XT, XBi and Tritum G
Grex Private Stock waterbased paint