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my first move :)

this sun-visor project was actually inspired by the previous thread : http://newscionxb.com/interior_mods/painted_my_sun_visors-t2469.0.html (was going to reply but the forum told me to start a new thread :dontgetit: go figure) and my love for anime. i'm working on making my interior "itasha" style. only did the driver side sun-visors because i have other plans for the other. anyway, do enjoy and i will be posting more photos as i progress.






used acrylic (liquitext heavy body) for paint and clear coated after finished.
 
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Wow man!! Thats the sickest visor iv ever seen (even though Im not a huge anime fan). You could make some money painting peoples visors.
 

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Very nice!
 

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For those who don't know . . .

Itasha is the use of Anime graphics and "additions" (stuffed animals, life-size toys/figures, pilllow, etc.) to a road vehicle, whether a car or truck. Literally, it translated to "painful car," supposedly chosen because it sounds like "Italian car" . . .
Anyways, it is HUGE in Japan, to a polarized mixed opinion.
Look it up through Google . . . LOTS of neat stuff has been done!


I think the visors look good. The art is nice and well applied. Is that your own character, or one from something?

I wonder what Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo would look like . . .
(Throwing ideas out there for something that would look cool, but I won't do myself.)

What about Samurai Jack . . .
 

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Since this is not common in the US, you definitely have an unusual theme. Frequently, having a theme helps with car shows because in that world, different is better. You did an amazing job.
 

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TartanJack said:
For those who don't know . . .

Itasha is the use of Anime graphics and "additions" (stuffed animals, life-size toys/figures, pilllow, etc.) to a road vehicle, whether a car or truck. Literally, it translated to "painful car," supposedly chosen because it sounds like "Italian car" . . .
Anyways, it is HUGE in Japan, to a polarized mixed opinion.
Look it up through Google . . . LOTS of neat stuff has been done!


I think the visors look good. The art is nice and well applied. Is that your own character, or one from something?

I wonder what Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo would look like . . .
(Throwing ideas out there for something that would look cool, but I won't do myself.)

What about Samurai Jack . . .
it's one from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. a must watch anime if you are into mecha.

surfMOMster said:
Impressive! Looks amazing.

What did you do to the mirror side of the visor, more artwork or just sprayed black?
it's not spray painted. i'm going to add a vinyl sticker of another anime (most likely One Piece) of sort.

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Since this is not common in the US, you definitely have an unusual theme. Frequently, having a theme helps with car shows because in that world, different is better. You did an amazing job.
Parkers09xB said:
Wow! I can't wait to see the passenger side when it's done. Great idea!
Thanks to both of you. I'm already planning on my next move. i excite!
 

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what the rear hatch panel will look like ^_^

bottom photo is a mock up of what i will be painting on it. it was primer white. now it's beige (manga paper/page color) hope to finish the project soon.
 

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It all works together VERY well!
Separately, it would be kinda-odd and different, esp. for most Americans who have no idea what your going after. But, together all the elements work EXTREMELY well together, even if one doesn't know the specific references.

The rear door panel is pretty cool on it's own!!!
I like it.

The pose emphasizes the only having 4-fingers (well, 3 and a thumb . . . ) , which looks odd to those who don't know that's what anime (and animation) usually does. I'd maybe "cheat" and add another finger between the middle and pinky finger, to make a ring finger. There is space for one . . .
Also, did you sand the whole or paint on the texture?
 

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textures stayed.......it will give the painting a (after it's finished) a bit more of the awesomeness.
 

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decided to make it larger and with more of my style instead of reproducing a copy of it on the rear hatch panel. a few more lines and colors it should be ready for clear coat.

 
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