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<b>"SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER AND PAINT COMES OUT..." </b> <p><b></b> The Gearheads have some cool friends and colleagues, and all have some superhuman talent, making our relationships that much more incredible. <a href="https://www.aalvarezdesign.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Art Alvarez</a> is one of those gifted people, and the gang finally found a few minutes where schedules aligned, and we get the full Art school treatment. One of the pioneers of the early-1980's airbrush movement, Art Alvarez forged a path and a name for himself by pushing to learn the airbrush after seeing one in action at a car show. From there, it's a legendary rise through the ranks, touring with <a href="https://roundsixpod.com/2018/05/25/episode-eleven-carson-lev/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ed Roth</a>. Where some may have been satisfied at that, Art continued, landing a gig at Disney, drawing custom big rigs, rendering amazing cars, illustrating children's books and traveling the world as a Fine Artist. Oh, and that's just a part of the story.<b></b></p> <b>THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:</b> <ul> <li>It all starts with a love for cars and drawing in class</li> <li>Art's brother's '55 Chevy Gasser</li> <li>Managing a Foot Locker leads to a career with an airbrush</li> <li>Growing up in San Ynez and <a href="https://roundsixpod.com/2018/07/27/sixteen-minutes-to-solvang-chip-foose/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Solvang</a></li> <li>Learning the airbrush on his own</li> <li>The venerable Paasche Model H</li> <li>Earning a living with the aibrush– Moving back home– Making it big at the La Mirada Swap Meet</li> <li>A chance meeting with Ed Roth– Touring with Ed</li> <li>A portrait of Jackie Gleason opens the door to <a href="https://roundsixpod.com/2017/05/19/stripiest-place-earth/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Disney</a>– Working on backgrounds for <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>– Learning how to brush paint</li> <li>Rehabbing rides like <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i></li> <li>Using a dagger brush for all manners of line work</li> <li>Building a portfolio between the Disneyland gig and working as Eddie Young's apprentice</li> <li>Getting a foot in the door by being driven</li> <li>Making the shift to digital</li> </ul>