Actually, if I said that the finished result is anything near to a work of art, I would be lying to myself as there are a few imperfections here and there. But the overall scheme is exactly what I was looking for and the job turned out just as I had imagined. It succeeded in adding a vivid, contrasting design to the overall drabness of the gray primer and really gave the car a '60s Bellflower Boulevard vibe, exactly what I wanted. And while it took the better part of a week from prep to completion to paint a basecoat design over primer, I figured that it will last a year or two and by then I'll be sick of it and want to update it again anyway. So by no means is this an end-all finished job. No, think of it as more like a temporary solution to a lackluster problem; but one that I'm pretty happy with for the time being.