How to Design and Apply Automotive and Motorcycle Paint and Graphics: Flames, Pinstripes, Airbrushing, Lettering, Troubleshooting & More (Motorbooks Workshop) (Paperback)
Best-selling custom-painting author JoAnn Bortles presents a wealth of knowledge and photography showing you how to tackle all types of paint and graphics.
How to Design and Create Automotive and Motorcycle Paint and Graphics covers the most popular custom painting stylesand techniques in an easy-to-understand format. Step-by-step examples of projects are accompanied by handy tips and tricks features, as well as photo galleries to provide examples and inspiration.
Writing for hobbyists and professionals alike in an accessible, easygoing style, author and award-winning custom painter JoAnn Bortles presents both traditional and modern techniques and tools, from low tech to high tech, making it easier than ever to obtain professional results on your hot rod, muscle car, truck, or motorcycle.
In addition, Bortles includes content that has not been properly addressed in existing custom painting books, with chapters devoted to painting muscle car rally stripes, lowrider graphics, and creating plotter-ready vector drawings for stencil work.
With details on tools and materials as well as how to design paint jobs and test paint techniques, you will learn how to create and apply:
- Both traditional and realistic flames
- Ghost effects
- Multilayered graphics
- Two-tone paint for cars and motorcycles
- Lace paint
- Gold leaf
- Free-hand and tape pinstriping
- Patina effects
- Logos and lettering
Whether you are experienced with an airbrush and masking tape or simply aspire to lay unique paint and graphics on your vehicle, How to Design and Create Automotive and Motorcycle Paint and Graphics is the ultimate one-stop resource for instruction, ideas, tips, and techniques.
The Motorbooks Workshop series covers the topics that engage and interest gearheads. Written by authorities in the subject matter and illustrated with color photography, Motorbooks Workshop is the ultimate source for how-to know-how.
About the Author
JoAnn Bortles is a nationally recognized and award-winning custom painter. Her work appears in Car Craft, Hot Rod, and Chevy Hardcore magazines, and she has written seven books on custom painting techniques for Motorbooks, including the best-selling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She has won Best Paint of the Year four times since 2004 and has been featured on The Today Show and PowerBlock's MuscleCar TV show. She lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, where she owns and operates her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting (@CrazyHorseFlame).