Hubcap #5 is complete! There is a story behind this one too. My brother’s girlfriend bought me a present right before she left for her freshman year in college. First off, I thought she should be the one to be receiving gifts, but I wasn’t going to say no to a present. Knowing I had just started painting hubcaps, she bought me a set of 4 hubcaps from Wal-Mart! Wrapped up and everything – I was thrilled especially because I’ve never painted a clean, new hubcap.
Obviously, the first one I painted had to go to her. I have never painted or drawn something for anyone else and I’ve also never given away a piece of my work. After the hours I put in, I have a hard time parting with it.
Although a freshman in college, she is an unashamed Harry Potter fanatic and I admire her for that. I decided the Hogwarts emblem is what this painting had to be and it turned out pretty well. The shading does not come out in the photo very well, but it looks better in person. Can’t wait to hear about her reaction when he gives it to her this weekend:) I will have a tough time parting with it (even though I’m not a huge HP fan), but it is good practice. She deserves it.