Jeff’s hood mural step by step was featured in issue 18, 2022.

Jeff’s step by step on helmet painting was published in issue 17, 2022.

 Jeff Simon, an airbrush artist, pinstriper, and JT Airbrush Art and Design owner. My shop is located in Long Island, New York, and I’ve been airbrushing for fifteen years. In addition, I custom paint goalie masks, helmets, motorcycles, and vehicles. You can see more of my work on my website: and Facebook page: and

My customer had recently finished a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am restoration and wanted the bird mural painted on the hood rather than the factory vinyl decal. Additionally, the customer painted the car with a nice pearl blue color and wanted the bird artwork to coordinate using a blue color palette. I was supplied with a reference photo of the original bird decal used on this Trans Am. I was asked to replicate it as close as possible while also adding some customization such as realistic blue fire.

Artist Jeff Simon