View Full Version : Call Me Rusty

03-24-2011, 07:56 PM
This is a piece that I completed for Rod as a trade for a print of his "Post Apocalyptic" piece (the one with the prehistoric looking fish and the diver in the mini-sub). It is based on an image from Flickr Creative Commons by flattop341.

Everything on this board was completed using only the Micromark mini fiberglass brush (other than the small GMC logo on the side of the hood). I'm not sure why, but I have always thought that old rusty cars actually look pretty cool.


Harry Seymour
03-24-2011, 07:58 PM
Brett-this is wonderful. You probably know that old rusty cars are prominent in great art works. Interesting treatment of the grass

03-24-2011, 08:41 PM
The texture on the metal is amazing. I bet Rod was delighted!!

03-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Love it!

03-24-2011, 10:58 PM
I can't believe you did this whole thing with only the micro fibreglass brush. I would really love to see how you do that in person some day! Amazing.

03-25-2011, 02:25 AM
This is great. I had one of these in my yard for quite awhile, thank goodness it sold.


03-25-2011, 04:07 AM
Great looking old vehicle...nice texture happening on the metal. Well done Brett...bet Rod will be tickled!

03-25-2011, 07:54 AM
It sure does look rusty; nice job.

03-25-2011, 08:46 AM
very nice. a 1950 model?

03-25-2011, 09:59 AM
I Like it! Great job....Rusty! :D
You said "call me Rusty"
I can't believe no one else went there!
Seriously....My dad had an old Ford that we were gonna fix up but we never got the chance....when I seen this....I was taken back to that time in my mind :thumbsup:

03-25-2011, 12:33 PM
Wow this is fantastic!! Those textures are great!

03-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Thank you Harry, Patrick, Karen, Sandra, Wendy, Lorna, Lynn, Ken, Allan and Irfan for all of the great comments. I really appreciate everyone's kind words.

03-25-2011, 05:25 PM
Where is my comment?? MIA?

Brett...yea man...this is a treat...your first non animal piece ( im hoping for many more ). The textures are really really clever. The texture you achieved on the body is killer....sponge work in there? The pic here doesn't do it any kind of justice ... its as cool as can be..and all done with the tiny fg brush... those tiny GMC letters on the side of the hood look machine made man..... what great hands you have. Thanks scratch brother!

03-25-2011, 08:25 PM
This looks amazing. I'm going out with the camera to look for old rusty cars. I feel like a naughty scratcher when I use the fb too much but I see now that it is o.k.

Diana Lee
03-26-2011, 12:15 PM
This is so cool and right up Rodmans alley!
Allan, I think you need a nap, or maybe a time out? You're getting goofy again.


03-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Thanks a lot for your comments Rod, Tigress and Diana. :)

Rod - I am happy that you liked it. I didn't use a sponge on the surface of the truck. I used a paper towel and dipped it into diluted ink (really wet). I dabbed it onto the truck, then removed some of the wet ink with a dry paper towel. I did that back and forth a few times between passes with the fiberglass brush. I just kept going until I got the surface the way that I wanted it.