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Radiator Cover Progress...

As some of you may know, my only brother got married last October and his wife is now expecting their first baby. Since my brother uses steam heat in his house, he got an old radiator cover to go in the baby's room and after sandblasting it, painted it white. He and his wife then approached me about possibly painting a mural on the cover to match the baby's room. I said yes.

So this is my latest work in progress: painting cute little animals on a radiator cover for my brother. Normally I can't stand doing such nauseatingly cute and disgustingly sweet stuff but he is my baby brother. XD The animal design isn't mine but is done to match the crib sheets picked out by my sister in law: <URL:>

I guess I should have noted when I started this project so I could keep a timeline but meh... *shrugs* I'm not that great about such things. Time is far too subjective a thing anyways. I just hope I get this done before the baby comes in mid September. O_o

OMG! I started drawing on the cover and it didn't explode! This is a good sign yes!

Sketch done, now to break out the acrylics and get painting...later...

Panoramic view... lolZ

Painting started... and again, nothing exploded! XD Don't mind the unfinished Gundam Wing models in the background...


More paint, different colours and so far, so good. I think I'm getting the hang of this.

Stay on target... Stay on target!!

Gah! Gingham tractor of doom!! >_< Almost there...

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Some detail shots to enjoy before I potentially mess things up with detail work. ;)

Detail work commencing. Ugh... so many stripes... *shudders*

Gah... all these details are making me crazy!!

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Whoo hoo! Finally got all the details done! All it needs now is a clear coat of enamel to protect it and its ready to go!!

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Yay!! All done and a healthy coating of clear lacquer applied to protect it. Now all that's left is to get it back to my brother. *crosses fingers*

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2008-08-21 [Kyrinn]: Wow! that looks pretty good, Yuri! THough I do admit, Mom's idea sounds kinda fun. >:D

2008-08-21 [Yuriona]: I've always wanted to do a wall mural but I'm not that brave yet. I still have to finish the cover ya know. :P

2008-08-27 [Thistlewood]: It is coming out so cute!

2008-08-27 [Yuriona]: It is. I'm honestly surprised. Thank you! Now if I could just get meself to finish up the detail work I'd be done. ><

2008-09-09 [Mom]: It turned out great...*Pats you on the back* Next time a Mural. LOL

2008-09-09 [Yuriona]: Why thank you darlin'! =) We'll see... I might do a smexy drow mural for [Acerbus]' office but we'll see. ^__^

2008-09-10 [Thistlewood]: Take pictures, so we can all see it.

2008-09-10 [Yuriona]: I will if I ever get to it! I still have a lot to learn about painting with acrylics. ^__^

2008-09-10 [Kyrinn]: Wow! That looks awesome Yuri! makes me want to get out my old paints and do something on my wall! 

2008-09-10 [Yuriona]: Thanks! XD I think I've set a dangerous precedent though. Oh and when I told [Acerbus] how surprised I was that it had been a relatively easy task, he smacked me one for not accepting my own talent. Dang I love that guy! XD XD XD

2008-09-10 [Mom]: It's terrible how most of us are so guilty of not accepting the fact we have talent.

2008-09-10 [Yuriona]: Yeah. *nods* Stupid self-confidence issues...

2008-09-10 [Thistlewood]: Lucky baby to have such a talented aunt. 

We are our worst critics.

2008-09-10 [Yuriona]: Awww... <img:stuff/sh-gif.gif> You sweetie! =)

2008-09-11 [Yuriona]: WHEEE!! Just got the news! My brother and his wife had a little girl this morning at about 7:15am. I'm an auntie again! ^_^

2008-09-11 [Kyrinn]: Yay!!!

2008-09-11 [Thistlewood]: Congratz!!

2008-09-11 [Mom]: Congratulations...a little girl How sweet. Get the shotgun ready to keep them boys away.

2008-09-11 [Yuriona]: LMAO! My brother already has a small arsenal don't worry. I may have to borrow the shotgun now and then to keep 'em away from my two girls. ;)

2008-09-12 [Jeccabee]: Congrats on the neice and the great job on the cover. ^_^

2008-09-12 [Yuriona]: Thank you! =) Hopefully I'll get some baby pics to post after this weekend.

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