This video shows you how to do some basic airbrushing. From creating simple cutout patterns, making feather/hair textures, airbrushing clouds and creating metal rivets…it’s all in this video. So don’t miss out, get the headstart you need in airbrushing! This really is a valuable video for you to learn everything you need to know to getting started in basic airbrushing.
This young artist takes on the task of airbrushing the face of Heath Ledger as the ‘Joker’ direct to a t-shirt. The video is time lapsed as you can imagine this would take some time, but it is easy to see how the artist layers and builds the face up throughout. With an impressive skills set this video is a must watch. Airbrushing in itself is difficult enough to master but to apply that skill to textiles is even better. So check out the technique and freehand abilities of this clear airbrush pro!
This tutorial we look at the absolute basics of how to airbrush, learning how to correctly do a DOT while double actioning the airbrush. Good introduction for anyone first starting out on airbrushing. All the basic principles including the control of the airbrush to the distance to hold the air gun away from the surface are covered here. It is very important to learn the control and quantity of ink to apply to the gun in order to get the desired amounts for your finished design. Become an airbrushing pro in no time!
Sam Boeger takes on TV personality ‘Dexter’. She tapes off areas and splatters red acrylic paint to look like blood and reflect his personality as a killer. For the face, she then moves on to using black ink in her airbrush to get a life-like result. And as I’m sure you’ll agree the result certainly isn’t a bad one. Great skills.
Do you want to know how the professionals take on a 3D picture with an airbrush? Well this art tutorial shows an embossed image of an eye with wings either side of it and how you can expect to take on the airbrushing detailing to make it appear three dimensional and realistic.
He grabs his airbrush and at a distance of around 2 inches he sprays the highlights directly into the highest areas of the embossed image but also in the regions where you would expect to see tints and lighter areas and is a good example of how an artist uses his/her artistic license to create a design. The correct term for the type of stroke he uses on the wings with the white spray paint is ‘dagger strokes’ which is basically a series of small sharp strokes which give great direction and gradual build up of contrast and color depth in specific isolated areas. The same technique is adhered to with the black spray paint to tidy up the areas of white which may have been a little overdone and this is just a standard practice for touching up and finishing an are to make it look look clean and complete.
A circular stencil is used to create a sharp edge for the iris on the eye and forms the basis for him to come in with different applications and styles showing how to layer the paint to build up a realistic eye. He uses red candy as his color to get extremely detailed ‘blood shot’ effect and demonstrates just how much control can be achieved through experience with an airbrush.
The video clip is very well presented and ticks all the correct boxes for someone who wishes to start out as a trainee airbrush artist. So if you are thinking of taking the plunge into the world of airbrushing then be sure to check this video out alongside some of the other demonstration videos on Artisan HQ.