Airbrushing A Stipple Effect

Airbrushing A Stipple Effect

 

Airbrush a stipple effect tutorial will cover airbrush techniques you can use to create a stipple effect in your airbrush projects. This is a very old trick used to create a stipple effect which can be used on T-Shirts, license plates, sheet metal, illustrations, etc.

Airbrush Supplies Required:

double action airbrush, painting surface be it paper, t-shirt, paint of your choice according to what you are painting.

 

airbrushing stipple step one
airbrushing stipple step one

Pictured above: You can see I have one half of a wooden cloths pin which the airbrush is directed at the end of the cloths pin. At this point I’m several inches from the paper using 25 psi with illustration type airbrush paint. If I where using textile paint the psi would be 40 to 60.

If you leave the air cap on your airbrush (which I do not) you could actually rest the end of your airbrush right on the cloths pin. This technique can also be used with a big spray gun as well by using a surface larger than a cloths pin to bounce the paint off.

 

airbrushing stipple 2
airbrushing stipple 2

Pictured above: As you can see I’m directing the paint flow onto the end of the cloths pin. The paint bounces off the cloths pin creating the stipple effect on the paper.

 

airbrush stipple effect 3
airbrush stipple effect 3

Pictured above: Creating different stipple effects can be accomplished by adjusting the angle your airbrush is positioned at in relationship to the cloths pin and by how far from the surface the cloths pin is. Vary the distance the cloths pin is from the surface you’ll vary the size stipple produced.

 

airbrushing stipple 4
airbrushing stipple 4

Pictured above: Play around with this simple technique and you can learn to control the effect fairly well. To contain the stipple to one area masking will be needed in most case’s.

 

airbrushing stipple with business card
airbrushing stipple with business card

Pictured above: A business card can be used also to create the same kinds of effects.

 

airbrushing stipple with business card
airbrushing stipple with business card

Pictured above: By folding the business card in half and using it in sort of a V shape you might find you have better control than with a cloths pin.

 

stipple effect
airbrush stipple effect lesson business card

Pictured above: As with the cloths pin direct your airbrush near the end of the business card.

 

airbrushing stipple effect business card
airbrushing stipple effect business card

 

license plate stipple effect
license plate stipple effect
Pictured above: As with the cloths pin you can vary the stipple effect by varying the angle of your airbrush and the distance you are from the surface you are spraying. Bottom is a license plate with multi color stipple effect applied as out lined above.
Play around with both a cloths pin and business card and see which you have better control with.

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