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L Skylar Brown
03-01-2010, 12:20 PM
I thought as long as I was painting my cars, I couldn't leave out my '64 Chevy PU. So here it is. Pop always just called it truck, so that's its name "Truck" Still the orig paint job, a little banged up, but still essentially original. This is all AirBrush, One Layer. Not photo-manip.

03-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Excellent! I could use one of these!

03-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Wow Skylar, I'm loving this :D

L Skylar Brown
03-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Jibes, Ev - Thank you both! This was easier than the Hudson - Maybe because of just doing it.

D Akey
03-01-2010, 06:55 PM
More than the pickup, I'm sorta envious of you with a pop who would own something like this. Very telling choice of subject. Man who uses his hands?

Very cool picture. Glass reflections especially are neat.

03-01-2010, 07:53 PM
It's a great pickup for sure. Great composition and I like the worn paint as well. Great job on this Skylar. Glad you mentioned it was total airbrush because it does indeed come close to photographic quality.

L Skylar Brown
03-02-2010, 04:23 AM
DAkey - Thanks for the comments. My Pop was a hard working guy his whole (long) life. One of the things he impressed upon me was the value of things and people. "If it ain't broke, Don't fix it, and If it still works, keep using it" He was proud that everything he owned was paid for.

03-02-2010, 04:27 AM
Wow...very nice work....

L Skylar Brown
03-02-2010, 04:30 AM
Gz - I'm surprised. I didn't think this was as tight as the Hudson. If you blow it up, you'll see lots of little places where I dropped the ball. I did the piece with extreme magnification at 300 PPI. Also, I tinted the canvas a light green (Windshield is just bkg showing thru, with branches painted on.

03-02-2010, 06:30 AM
this is nicely done. If it had no "mistakes", or "drop the balls", it would be a photograph and would not have the interest that this has.

Beautiful work with the airbrush. That is a great tool in the hands of the right person. I also am glad you said it was not a photo reproduction because that was my first thought when I saw it.

Great job

L Skylar Brown
03-02-2010, 07:40 AM
Carl - Thanks!! I spent many years using diff airbrushes - and until AR came along, hadn't touched one in a long time. I had forgotten the amazing effects you can get. I am just thrilled at how much like the real thing the AR tool is. I find I am using it in a lot of diff pieces I do.

03-02-2010, 08:43 AM
another wonderful painting and a great windshield and reflections :D

03-02-2010, 09:18 AM
great painting...:)

03-02-2010, 09:33 AM
I love old trucks, this is really neat Skylar!:)

03-02-2010, 09:36 AM
I love these. Brilliantly painted again:):)

L Skylar Brown
03-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Jean, Jon, Sandy, Amanda - Thank you all for the great comments. Guess I might do more - wish I had more vintage cars!

03-02-2010, 11:48 AM
As usually, very well painted.... everything wonderful but what cought my eyes first was the reflections in the window... it makes the pic and the cars so attractive...very well done, Skylar!Wish we could use that thumb up ikon... wonder why we cannot...

03-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Goodness Skylar! You have that touch of realistic nature to your paintings kind of like Peter does! Great great job!

03-03-2010, 02:35 AM
Skylar this is outstanding work. I love it.

03-03-2010, 05:12 AM
Wow, great job. Looks like you might be starting a theme here. How about an old Studebaker?

03-03-2010, 05:26 AM
Great effect, Skylar! Ive never tried the airbrush, but after looking at this I may well have to. :cool:

L Skylar Brown
03-04-2010, 04:48 AM
Fire, Val, Bobbi, Scott - Thanks!!! This was something I had wanted to do for a long time. One of my favorite mental images is this truck in my grandparent's drive, next to the old Victorian house. (Maybe I will paint that image - my sister would love it!)

07-13-2011, 04:37 AM
I like your dad's truck. :):):):)

07-13-2011, 06:25 AM
WOW...this is photoreal !!! My dad had a green 65 chevy PU and it ran on and on and on...they don't make 'em like they used to...

07-13-2011, 06:42 AM
Skylar... gotta love the truck.... eminently practical and trustworthy....glad you mentioned how you did the glass and reflections... amazing airbrush work..:):):);)

L Skylar Brown
07-14-2011, 04:31 AM
Nice of Byron to bring this one around, again. It has special memories for me. The truck is still alive and well, and living (& being driven) on my sister's ranch in Texas.

07-14-2011, 09:20 PM
I almost forgot that You're a master of vintage car painting too, dear Skylar. Amazing also as a moody and intimistic artpiece I'd say. Bravissimo!