on this "Demonstrative" 1995 Dodge Dakota was airbrushed freehand
in various House of Kolor basecoats and pearls. The eyes were finished off
in HOK's Glow in the Dark paint. Scroll below to view the various layers as
they were applied.
proportions of the image were layed out in Yellow
basecoat, also using this color for the highlights.
Orange pearl , which
is somewhat translucent, softens the sharpness of the yellow.
application of Red basecoat lays
the foundation for the depth creating colors that will follow. White
basecoat airbrushed ever so lightly rounds off the highlights.
pearl, which is the base for this mural, helps melt
back the layers of paint already applied. Light Brown
pearl begins the process of creating the darker areas.
back to the highlights with some heavy Chrome Yellow
basecoat, then Bright White basecoat
for some emphasis.
soften the sharp contrast of the bright White, Lemon
Yellow basecoat is applied. Dark Brown
basecoat is heavily applied in all the shadow areas.
complete the total package, Black Basecoat is
airbrushed lightly in the shadow areas to add depth to the image. Too much
Black can cause the image to appear muddy.
began with a 1995 Dodge Dakota truck, repaired and did the bodywork, and topped
it off with several coats of primer. Wetsanded and prepped the surface for several
coats of Black basecoat. Lower portion was taped off and Kopper pearl was applied.
shredded pattern was masked and airbrushed. This completed the base for the
murals to be applied.