Hi all, You have all been kind enough to listen to me flap my gums for the last few days, so I figured I might as well put some skin in the game. One of my co-workers recently bought a new truck, and also happens to be a Green Bay Packer fan. I was looking for ideas for a practice project, so he became it. This is what I would consider my first "original" piece, meaning it wasn't something I did as a training exercise after watching someone do it on Youtube. The concept and execution are all mine. First off, I know the shadowing is over saturated in some areas. It's also quite grainy. I was using regular Createx Airbrush colors at the time. That's one of the reasons I'm enjoying the Wicked so much now. It was also somewhat difficult because of all the angles in 100 different directions. I did my best to pick a light source and paint the shadows accordingly, but I wasn't completely happy with how they turned out. However, it was a good learning experience having to use freehand stencils to try and get all of the lines and angles right. I did this about a month ago, so that was 2 months or so into my airbrushing excursion. Anyhoo, fire away. The reference was the tailgate emblem on the truck. The actual emblem is chrome, which made it really difficult to make out all of the angles, so I found a picture of the same emblem painted: And this is what I ended up with. I used my version of Cheese Gold for the background and Bay Green for the inlay: Thanks for looking!