We Painted Mustangs on a Mustang
Written and Photographed by Jeremy Constantineau
Our good buddy Bruno is a regular at our shop and a frequent modifier of his Mustang GT. We've done everything from carbon fiber side skirts and lip, to photorealistic airbrush work to his Mustang over the course of this year.
Bruno chose the theme of this project as a tribute to his family and their horses. So even if the design choice isn't your cup of tea, there's definitely a meaning behind the art.
Like the IT themed skateboard, this project was airbrushed by Tim Feher, one of our artists with 20+ years of experience behind him. For this project, Tim and Bruno agreed on a marble-looking texture that fades away seamlessly into the rest of the car.
Before Tim could start airbrushing, we prepped the surface of the parts to ensure the paint would stick properly.
Tim began his airbrush work only in pure white against the black base. He designs and outlines the largest elements first, then works his way inward to the small micro-details.
Seems easy enough right?
In order for Tim to get the perfect contrast between lines, he needs to use an array of different black/white shades, each looking identical to the eye but containing a slightly different mixture of paint.
Controlling that brush isn't easy either.
Theres no iron sights or laser-attachment telling him where his spray will hit, and mastering that trigger for proper paint-flow takes years of practice.
Bruno chose the two mirror caps and the outer plate on the trunk as the canvas for this peice.
Being a long time supporter of Sketchs Ink, Bruno wanted to showcase the art in a place where it would be seen at car shows he attends. For that, a big shoutout goes out to you Bruno, thanks again for all the support!