Synopses & Reviews
JoAnn Bortles. We're in the midst of the biggest boom in motorcycle customization since the days of Easy Rider. Today's custom bikes are regarded as rolling art with custom paint jobs that can cost thousands - or even tens of thousands! - of dollars. Custom painter and author JoAnn Bortles offers a primer on painting basics but mainly focuses on more elaborate paint schemes and techniques that produce head-turning results. Popular chopper and cruiser paint elements such as skulls, flames, and candy paints are covered, as are techniques for custom painting sport bikes.
JoAnn Bortles is the founder and proprietor of Crazy Horse painting and has had her custom bike paint jobs featured on the covers of leading motorcycle magazines across the world. In this book, she shares the techniques and tips for the beginner or more advanced custom painter. Detailed, step-by-step, full-color instructions show how to do a variety of custom projects, from standard to evil skull flames, pinups, and pinstriping to a number of finish techniques as well. Sport bike custom paint techniques are also included.
This book presents detailed, step-by-step instructions for a variety of custom projects, including evil skull flames, pinups, pinstriping and more! Contains tips and techniques for beginners and more advanced custom painters.
About the Author
JoAnn Bortles is a nationally recognized and award-winning custom painter. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, and she has written five books on custom painting techniques for Motorbooks, including the bestselling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, running her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting.