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« on: November 05, 2009 06:09:55 AM »

Say Anything is pretty high up there on my movie list, and even more so, I quite love John Cusack.  I also drive a jeep wrangler.  I bought myself a spare tire cover sometime last year with the intent of painting something interesting on it, and finally decided on this:



It's completely freehand - I desaturated and manipulated an image to the point of looking like this, and then used a pretty stiff brush to recreate it on a bigger scale. Afterwards, I touched it up with a black permanent marker to get some of the smaller details just right.  (The hearts idea came from a shirt I once saw on Shanalogic, I believe).  

Here it is on Dog Texastown (the name of my wrangler):



Amusingly enough, the most attention I got for it was on the first day I had it on - some dude in another wrangler pulled up beside me on the highway and started blowing kisses at me.  But I've periodically also seen people stopping to take pictures of it when I've got it parked in a lot, or flashes of light behind me when I'm driving, from camera flashes.  Sometimes it feels a little too conspicuous, but he's fun.  
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 06:58:26 AM »

Right on. Is it weather proof? Wouldn't want it coming off in the rain or something. That would suck.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 07:00:22 AM »

yay!  I love it, lloyd dobbler is love!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 07:25:44 AM »

love this
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 07:26:11 AM »

fantastic!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 08:52:31 AM »

Right on. Is it weather proof? Wouldn't want it coming off in the rain or something. That would suck.

So far, it's held up in the fair Boston weather for 10 months much better than I expected.  I just used regular acrylic paint, and check it out every so often - no cracks, no peeling.  It just shows road dust, but that's nothing that a quick wipe doesn't fix.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 09:00:37 AM »

this is FREAKIN FANTASTIC!

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen..............

Totally hit "THIS ROCKS"

GREAT JOB!!!! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 09:19:35 AM »

OMG I just love this! One of the best movies ever made!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009 12:47:58 PM »

Right on. Is it weather proof? Wouldn't want it coming off in the rain or something. That would suck.

So far, it's held up in the fair Boston weather for 10 months much better than I expected.  I just used regular acrylic paint, and check it out every so often - no cracks, no peeling.  It just shows road dust, but that's nothing that a quick wipe doesn't fix.  Wink

I'm really glad to hear that. It would be a total shame for this to be weather damaged. Wanna hear something really sad? I've never actually seen this movie. How is that possible? I don't know, but I really haven't.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009 01:11:51 PM »

This totally ROCKS!!

Now I have an itch to watch the movie  Tongue
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