Our EAA Airventure 2022 RV8 Nose Art Comparison Project
Its sometimes hard for customers to envision how their proposed nose art project might look handpainted, or as a vinyl print. This year, at EAA AirVenture 2022 we decided to provide both views, with an RV8 (graciously provided by Steve Watkins, pilot at Cable Airport) handpainted with his wife's portrait to one side of the aircraft, and a vinyl version of the artwork applied to the other side. 'Sittin Pretty' sat at our booth and became a great tool to illustrate the similarities, and differences of handpainted artwork versus a vinyl version. We DO have to point out, that in the vinyl version, Ellie's hair is much darker, for the simple reason the vinyl (digital) design was created first, and applied to the aircraft. Then, we discovered the photos we were using for reference did not do justice to Ellie's beautiful, fair hair, and so we lightened it for the handpainted side.