Realistic Flames Airbrushing
by Chuck Bauman
Realistic Flames Paint Jobs are super popular. Again there is wide variety of flame styles that fall into this category. Custom paint jobs that depict flames realistically rather than stylized hot rod flames, are Realistic Flames. The least realistic of these flames are often called Tribal Flames.
Some "realistic flames" are more realistic than others and my preference is the more realistic versions that are close to photo-realistic. Examples below show the complete range of flames from completely stylized to actual photos of flames. Frankly they all look cool so it's a matter of your choice.
Stylized Flames -- a.k.a. "hot rod" flames -- in monochrome and fogged flame colors
This is a sample practice of my realistic flames airbruhsing
Tribal Flames by Chuck Bauman
More Tribal Flames by Chuck Bauman, Tribal Flames variations that I've done. Also note that you get a completely different feel for any flames when you see the upright as opposed to horizontal. Usually we are painting flames horizontal on a vehicle but be sure to flip around all the picture you see of flame jobs and your own work to get a feel for how you can change the look and get a better look for what you are trying to do and where.
Realistic Flames Motorcycle Fat Bob Gas Tank
Biker Flames trash can
Helmets custom-painted with realistic flames by Chuck Bauman
I airbrushed these pinewood derby cars with Realistic Flames for Ronald McDonald House charity auction
Here is a skater helmet airbrushed with realistic flames
Here is the other side of the skater helmet airbrushed with realistic flames by Chuck Bauman
Skull and realistic flames airbrushing art by Chuck Bauman
Purple People Eater Realistic Flames on a white practice fender airbrushing art by Chuck Bauman
Realistic Flames Propane Tank Hank Hill Special by Chuck Bauman
Realistic Flames by Chuck Bauman
"Photo-Realistic" Realistic Flames Style (ABOVE)
These Realistic Flames airbrushing effects are more difficult and time-consuming than the common hot rod flames that you usually see but I really love doing them.