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2016 SEMA Show Spectacular!
SEMA is the world’s mecca of automotive specialty products, draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products under one roof, and provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities, and more. SEMA 2016 drew more than 157,962 attendees, featured nearly 2,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components, and boasted 2,325 exhibitors, including the likes of Anest-Iwata, PPG, Sata, Inspire Paint, and HOK.
By Kyle Morley
Kyle Morley demonstrates how to create dècoupage with a patriotic twist on a fiberglass bomb. As displayed at PPG’s 2016 SEMA exhibit, see how Morley executed a montage of authentic newspaper clippings and photographs from the 1940s—a stunning tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who served our country—using candy dyes from PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® line and other PPG products.
That’s A Moray Part 2 of 2
By Steve Gibson
By Rod Fuchs
The Iwata-Medea booth at SEMA 2016 was graced by Rod Fuchs’s edgy rendition of Sesame Street’s Oscar against a brilliant monster-themed backdrop designed by Javier Soto. “It has been an honor for me to perform airbrush demonstrations and display my artwork alongside some of the world’s most talented airbrush artists at SEMA.” Check out this elaborate, multiple technique step-by-step.
Iron Man Part 1 of 2
By Neimar Duarte
This step-by-step of Iron Man included a highly challenging and complex background to paint “because the details and geometric shapes of the watch had to be as transparent as a watermark.” In Part 1 of this two-part article, Brazillian artist Neimar Duarte shares his top pro tricks to achieving high-end textures and effects.
T-Shirt Tactics: Beginner Stenciling
By Chino Nabong
Chino Stencils began in 2004 as an outgrowth of Nevada Airbrush, a small T-shirt airbrush business in Reno, and is quickly gaining traction as an innovative stencil maker.
‘Nancy The Strange’
By Kalli Haun
In this fascinating portrait, Kalli Haun, a 27-year art veteran, uses mixed media and his love of tattoos for his inspiration. “I’m a sucker for well done tattoos, and I love to incorporate them into my paintings using an outstanding piece of art on a beautiful woman’s skin as reference.”
By Maryellen Vettori
“My pet portraits on wood have been a great source of exposure and income for me this past year. Sepia tones work well with the wood grain’s knotty spotting that occurs naturally and in the same tone.”