Get Inspired to paint like a pro with the definitive guide to custom auto painting. Whether you're just starting or you've been painting like a pro for years, there's something to be learned on every page of this detailed, step-by-step book that was written by artists who have survived and thrived in the business for over 30 years. Full-color professional photographs of the essential tools of the trade along with inspiring masterworks, glossary and troubleshooting guide are included. The assorted tips and words of wisdom sprinkled throughout provide pointers to not only boost your reputation, but to also save you time and money at every step. You'll discover how to paint an intricate coyote skull on a muscular motorcycle, a tricky Ace of Spades Skeleton and a Tiger Bike that comes alive on the pavement. The book concludes by brilliantly showing how the artist created her impressive Draco Dragon from start to finish in 154 steps so you won't be left guessing how anything was done. Foreword by Craig Fraser.
Pamela Shanteau has been airbrushing since 1976, when she started out as PK Custom Airbrushing. In 1984 she married Donn Shanteau, and the two teamed to operate Air Illusions Inc., in Swanton, Ohio. Over the years she has airbrushed for celebrities and serious car and motorcycle builders, in addition to the average guy or gal who desired an eye-popping paint job. Pamela's art has been published in dozens of custom-vehicle magazines and calendars, including the first ever Iwata airbrush calendar in 2006, as well as the 2006 BASF RM paint calendar. Donn acts as the Scotty to Pam's Captain Kirk. He pushes the buttons and pulls the levers to keep their ship operational. With Donn working in the capacities of webmaster, photographer and business agent, Pam is free to be creative and concentrate on her current assignment.