Okay, I don't recall if I mentioned it or not. My dad wrecked my bike awhile back and messed up the front fender. So, time to repaint it again. (I've already painted it 3 times for various forms of damage.)
This time, I decided to go a little fancier and try my hand at doing something a little extra.
First off, it's a PAIN to photograph this thing. Hardly shows up at all.
No, this isn't my bike fender, I found a trailer fender sitting on the side of the road and decided to practice on it first. So, this was the first attempt. I don't have anything to buff it with right now, but I think it will look better afterwards.
Not bad for a first time I'm thinking. Not great, but I learned some important things for the next time. I think I'm going to try at least one more trial run before I actually do anything to my fender. The paints I used were a little too dark. The ones where I used paint I thought might be too light came out the best. It darkens a lot by the time you're done.
This one, if you're inside, it just looks dark blue with a little bit of colour shift. You can see it outside, but then the glare is almost too much to see it through, hence my shadow across it to help the camera out.
Oh and a disclaimer, yes it was my first time doing this, but I have to say that I have actually worked as a commercial airbrush artist. I never did anything like this, but I do already know my way around an airbrush. So if you want to get into airbrushing, I'm not discouraging you, but expect to put some practice into before you get even to this humble level. Just saying that so that you don't get discouraged right away. The pros on Youtube make it look WAY easy.