Airbrush Lesson Three

Airbrush lesson three we are going to render a palm tree and island using the dagger strokes and other basic airbrush techniques you have been practicing. The dagger or rat tail stroke is a very important technique to master in helping you reach your goal of controlling your airbrush so paint goes where you want, when you want and with the desired affect. By Don Johnson, airbrush artist

Airbrush Supplies Required:

pad of news print, double action airbrush, compressor and color of your choice (black is what I use here).

 

palm tree picture 1

Step 1 – To start we will render the two palm trees. In the middle of your paper put a dagger stroke going from fat on the bottom to thin at the top. Make the stroke 4 or 5 inches long.

 

airbrushing palm tree 2

Step 2 – Now to the left of the first dagger stroke let’s put another dagger stroke. These will serve as our palm tree trunks.

 

airbrushing palm tree step 3

Step 3 – Now at the top of each of those dagger strokes add small dagger stokes going both right and left of the palm tree trunk.

 

airbrushing palm trees 4

Step 4 – At this point your painting should look similar to mine above with the small dagger strokes at the top of the palm tree.

 

 

airbrush island

Step 5 – Now at the bottom of the palm tree put a dagger stroke going from fat at the base of the tree to thin away from the tree. This will serve as our ground or top of our Island.

 

airbrushing island step 6

Step 6 – Now do the same going to the left.

 

airbrushing island step 7

Step 7- Pictured above we will add small dagger strokes going from fat at ground level to thin in the sky. These of course will serve as our grass on the island.

 

airbrushing island step 8

Step 8 – You might want to add a few mounds of grass else where on your island as I’m doing above. These are painted by using small dagger strokes.

 

airbrush island step 9

Step 9 – Now we can add our water line where the waves will be breaking on the beach.

 

airbrushing waves, water

Step 10 – With the water line in place we can now add some waves by using big fuzzy lines going across the page.

 

airbrushing tree shadow

Step 11 – Above add a shadow for your trees going down the island and out into the water.

 

airbrushing a sun

Step 12 – To airbrush a sun or moon which ever you prefer to call yours we will use the top from a can of spray paint.

 

airbrushing a sun 2

Step 13 – Hold the can top in between the two palm tress add a little color all the way around the can top.

 

palm tree’s, island

Step 14 – Pull the can top off and your painting should now look like mine above or better.

 

airbrushing birds

Step 15 – Now within your sun or moon using small dagger strokes add some birds. Start at the center fat and go out thin on the right side. Come back to the middle and do the same now going left. Add a little curve to the birds wings makes it look more like a bird in the distance.

 

airbrushing island, palm tree’s

Step 16 – And there you have it your first completed painting in less than 5 minutes. Please continue to play around with this lesson adding different colors more trees maybe even a boat. I hope you enjoyed this. It’s accomplishing simple little paintings like this that will give you the confidence to move on and try more complicated paintings.
Below is a video version of airbrush lesson three above, I hope you find it helpful.

Airbrush Lesson One

Airbrush lesson one tutorial is the first in airbrush basic lessons you’ll need to learn to become proficient when using an airbrush no matter what it is you want to paint. Written by Don Johnson, airbrush artist

Welcome to basic airbrush lesson’s here at How To Airbrush. Com. No matter what you want to airbrush be it finger nails, Harley’s, illustrations, helmet’s any type of surface the basic airbrush skills needed to achieve good results are the same. The following exercises will help you achieve good results by teaching you how to apply color where you want, when you want, giving you the desired affect. Put aside one or two hour’s per day for a week to practice these basic lesson’s and in no time you’ll be airbrushing like a pro. by Don Johnson

If you have questions about airbrushing or kustom painting beyond what this web site provides answers too please take part in our AIRBRUSH FORUM om Airbrush Technique.Com. Registration is FREE and you’ll find the most helpful airbrush artist on the Internet there to help answer your questions.
Don Johnson

 

airbrush artist

 

What you will need to complete this lesson: A good double action airbrush , either gravity feed or bottom feed, air hose , air source be it a compressor or CO2 tank, pad of news print ( this you can buy at most art or hobby stores get the largest size pad you can) , one bottle black airbrush color either Golden Airbrush Colors, Dr Ph Martins airbrush colors, Comart will work the best for this lesson, an easel or something to lean your pad of newsprint against ( you might find these easier to do standing up , an easel is a great help if you have one).

 

airbrushing artist
airbrushing

Pictured above you can see Cody is holding his airbrush much the same you would a pen, relaxed and loose in his hand at this point. Please use airbrush ready paints while learning either DR Ph Martins, Golden Airbrush Colors or Comart will work for this. You will learn much faster and enjoy it more if you didn’t have to hassle with paint that’s hard to use. The paint mentioned above are the best to use, craft paint, textile paint, hobby paint are all fine to use after you learn the basics. Make life easy on your self in this respect, trust me use the colors I suggest, please.

 

airbrush practice paper
airbrush practice paper

Newsprint is a great inexpensive paper to practice these lessons on and can be purchase at most art and craft stores fairly cheaply.

Relax and have fun with these exercises, by doing these you are training your mind, finger to control this tool called the airbrush . If I can learn to airbrush anyone can.

holding airbrush
holding your airbrush

 

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hold airbrush

 

Hold your airbrush much the same you would a pen but with your index finger on top of the trigger as pictured above. You can drape the air hose over your forearm to keep it out of your way if it’s easier for you. The airbrush should feel comfortable in your hand don’t hold it real tightly, relax. Both your hand and upper body should be relaxed. For now always hold the airbrush perpendicular to your painting surface.

 

airbrush
using airbrush

Pictured above Cody is gentle pushing down on the trigger of the airbrush. At this point you should only have air coming out of your airbrush. Get in the habit now of always leaving the air on while airbrushing, even between strokes or applying paint.

 

airbrush
double action airbrush

Pictured above you can see Cody is not only pushing down on the trigger but has also pulled the trigger back, at this point you should have not only air but paint coming out of your airbrush. With a double action airbrush the further you pull the trigger back the more paint you will apply.

* So the amount of paint you spray with a double action airbrush is regulated by how far you pull the trigger back, the further back the trigger travels the more paint will be applied.

The amount of air or PSI as it’s often referred to should be regulated at your compressor not the airbrush trigger; you always want your index finger to depress the trigger fully downward.

Summary: With a double action airbrush pushing down on trigger gives you air, pulling back gives you paint, do both you get both air and paint. While airbrushing always leave the air on trigger fully depressed, air always on.

 

airbrushing a dot
airbrushing a dot

 

airbrushing a dot
airbrushing a dot

Now let’s look at how the distance from the surface you are spraying paint onto comes into play. If you have ever played with spray can’s of paint you know that the further you are from the surface the larger an area you cover and the paint pattern is very fuzzy or defused.

Move closer with the spray can to the surface and you will notice the paint covers a smaller area and becomes more defined.

The same holds true with an airbrush. In the two pictures above in the top picture my airbrush is several inches away from the paper: notice how large the dot is I sprayed. In the lower of the two pictures my airbrush is half an inch or less from the paper; notice how small the dot is I sprayed.

Summary: The further you are from the surface the paint you spray thru your airbrush will cover a larger area and not be well defined. The closer you are with your airbrush the smaller an area you will cover and the pattern will be more defined.

 

CONTINUE ONTO AIRBRUSH LESSON ONE PART TWO

CONTINUE ONTO AIRBRUSH LESSON ONE PART THREE

Airbrush Lesson One Part Two

Airbrush lesson one part two tutorial covers mastering basic airbrush lessons for dots, lines essential airbrushing skills you’ll need to learn no matter what it is you plan on airbrushing. Written by Don Johnson, airbrush artist

In Airbrush Lesson 1 part one we went over what material and equipment you’ll need for this lesson, how to hold your airbrush and how the distance away from you painting surface effects the paint you spray. Here in Airbrush Lesson One part two we’ll be going over the first basic strokes you’ll need to master, lines and dots.

Airbrush Supplies Required:

double action airbrush, color black airbrush ready paint, pad news print, easel, airbrush compressor

1: First thing we will do is airbrush a simple line across the page. Keeping your wrist locked move the airbrush with your hand and whole upper body keeping your wrist locked. Use both hands to steady the airbrush as you move slowly across the paper.

AIR ON FIRST AND THAN START MOVING YOUR AIRBRUSH THAN APPLY COLOR. 
You apply color by pulling gently back on the trigger while keeping the trigger of the airbrush fully depressed.

Refer to diagram below:

  1. air on
  2. start motion
  3. pull back on trigger for paint
  4. push forward on trigger to reduce paint flow
  5. follow through with air on off edge of paper

I believe its best to learn to leave air on, finger fully depressed on trigger all the time even between strokes. Please do not form bad habits now by pushing up and down on the trigger continually while doing these exercises.

You will notice that the size, width of the line you are airbrushing is directly affected by the distance that the tip of your airbrush is from the paper. The closer you are to the paper the smaller and thinner the line will be. The further away from the paper you are the larger the line will be.

airbrush lesson
airbrush lesson

 

airbrushing lines
airbrushing lines

 

2: Lines: Now airbrush small lines straight across the page about 3 or 4 inches in length. Air on, start moving your airbrush than apply paint as you near the end of the line start forward with trigger shutting the paint flow off and follow through with the air still on. As you go from making one line to the next keep the air on.

*AIR ON FIRST THAN START MOVING YOUR AIRBRUSH THAN APPLY COLOR. 
Do several pages of just these lines trying to keep them as straight as possible all the way across the page.

 

airbrushing dots
airbrushing dots

 

airbrush dots
airbrush dots

 

3: DOTS: Now that you have mastered straight lines lets move onto DOTS. Again going across the paper make nice round dots not spats but nice round uniform dots. With airbrush square to the paper:

(1) air on
(2) pull back on trigger just a little making a nice round dot
(3) push trigger forward paint off
(4) air still on move to the right a little make your next dot.

Keep going all the way across the paper slowly. Do several pages of these until you feel comfortable with rendering nice round dots.

airbrush dots and lines
airbrush dots and lines

 

airbrushing dots and lines
airbrushing dots and lines

 

4: PUTTING THEM TOGETHER: So you have now mastered dots and lines, let’s put the dots and lines together. Airbrush nice round dots all over your page, in no order just all over the place. Now connect all the dots with nice straight lines. With the air on all the time, even between lines airbrush a line from one dot to the next dot, stop on that dot before going on to the next dot. Nice straight lines from one dot to the next, do not change the shape of the dots as you go. Again notice how the distance of the tip of your airbrush from your paper affects the line you are airbrushing. Close – small tight line, far away – big fuzzy line.

 

Here is a video covering AIRBRUSH LESSON ONE I hope you find helpful.

CONTINUE ONTO AIRBRUSH LESSON ONE PART THREE

Airbrush Lesson One Part Three

Airbrush lesson one part three tutorial continues with basic airbrush lessons covering shadowing another essential airbrushing skill needed to become proficient with an airbrush. Written by Don Johnson, airbrush artist

In airbrush lesson #1 part two we went over airbrushing lines and dots here in part three we’ll cover shading. I realize these basic lessons are not the most fun but hang in there once these techniques become second nature you’ll be able to painting pretty much anything you want. By Don Johnson

 

airbrush shading
airbrush shading

 

5: SHADING: Next we will work on shading techniques with the airbrush. We will start on the left side of your paper with the tip of your airbrush several inches back from the surface. Start moving your airbrush straight across the page and lightly apply color as you go. Remember to start moving your airbrush with the air on than gently pull back on airbrush trigger to apply color, as you near the opposite edge of the paper start pushing the airbrush trigger forward shutting the color off and follow through with air on only. Now with the air still on go back to the left side of the page and start all over again. Your goal is to have nice shading (color) all the way across and down the paper with no signs of starting or stopping. Nice even tone all the way across and down the page.

 

airbrushing sphere

 

 

airbrushing sphere

 

airbrushing sphere

 

Now put your airbrush shading skills to work with this circle. First consider which direction your light source will be coming from than apply shading as the light source would indicate it to be. By pointing the tip of your airbrush in towards the center of the object you can contain most of the over spray within the circle. Make sure to follow the shape of the object, in this case the circle. Do not try shading the circle by going straight across the circle but around with the shape of the circle. Going straight across the circle will produce a flat round dot on the page not a nice round looking circle. Imagine it to be a ball and try to bring it to life with your airbrush. Put your shading skills to work on other objects as well, a child’s coloring book is the perfect place to test your shading skills.

Airbrush Lesson Four

Airbrush lesson four will be another practice painting where you’ll need to all airbrushing skills that we learned in the first three lessons, we’ll also make our own stencils. Written by Don Johnson, airbrush artist

Here in airbrush lesson four I’m again going to keep it very simple and fully expect you to out shine me here with your finished painting. I will show you the very basic’s of this simple painting, it’s up to you to take it a step further by adding different colors etc.

Airbrush Supplies Required:

Once again we will be using news print as we did in lesson one and the color black. Please remember to use good airbrush ready paints like DR PH Martins or Golden Airbrush colors, Createx Illustration Paint. For this lesson you’ll also need a piece of thin card board and the top off a rattle can of paint.

Here we will be using home made free hand shields practicing the skills we learned in lessons one thru three in the “How To Airbrush” series.

cutting airbrush stencil

Step 1–  Taking our piece of card board cut the out line or rolling hills or mountains. Do so using the bottom one third of the card board leaving two thirds above the rolling hills, mountains. Ti get more jagged mountain peaks you can also tear the card board as opposed to using scissors like I’m doing above.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step two

Step 2 – Now take your home made free hand shield and hold it against the news print about in the middle of the page.

 

 

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Step 3 – Apply a thin layer of color spraying half on the free hand shield and half on the newsprint. Bring your rolling hills, mountains down below the card board defining one hill, mountain being in front of the others.

 

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Step 4 – Moving the free hand shield up the page place some hills, mountains behind the your first row of hills, mountains you just created. Just a light mist of color no need to apply a bunch of color rendering a real hard outline here.

 

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Step 5 – Now with two rows of hills or mountains we will go in to further define the shapes using very thin lines to out the hills or mountains.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 6

Step 6 – Starting with the hill, mountain that will be in the back ground of your painting we will add some shading to help create the look of depth to our painting.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 7

Step 7 –  While adding this shading please keep in mind which direction your light source (the moon or sun) will be affecting the hills, mountains from. In this case the sun or moon will be coming up behind them

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 8

Step 8 – Continue to define the hills, mountains by applying nice even shading creating depth in your painting. Nice even tone to the color, no hard lines at this point.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 9

Step 9 –  To control over spray keep your airbrush directed down into the hills, mountains avoiding a lot of over spray up into the sky area.Make sure you follow the contour of the hill, mountain as we did in airbrush lesson two with the sphere.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 10

Step 10 – Its time now to use the top off the rattle can of paint to create your moon or sun.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 11

Step 11– Place your can top at the top of the hills, mountains about in the middle of them. Apply a nice light even layer of color around the can top that extends above the mountains, hills. Do not follow the out line of the can top down into the mountains.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 12

Step 12 – There you have it our nice round moon or sun which ever you prefer to call it.

 

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airbrush lesson 4 step 13a

Step 13 –  Now we will make a very simple free hand shield to add some trees to our little painting. Draw three triangles one top of another. The top triangle being the smallest and getting bigger as you draw the triangles below that. Use a craft knife to cut the out line of the trees out.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 14

Step 14 –  Now as we did with our hill or mountain free hand template hold the tree template at the bottom of the hills, mountains add a little color.

 

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Step 15 –  Move your tree template a little to the right or left and apply some color.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 16

Step 16 – Try and keep in mind not all trees grown straight its fine to angel some of them by just turning the template a little.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 17

Step 17 –  Move the template down away from the hills, mountains and use the amount of color you apply to add depth to your painting as we did with the mountains, hills. The trees in the back ground would be lighter color than the trees in the fore ground.

 

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Step 18 – Now to complete our simple painting we will go back and add a little more shading within or forest, hills, mountains.

 

airbrush lesson 4 step 19

Step 19 – There you have it your second completed painting. I hope you will share your completed work by posting it on the forum Airbrush Technique.Com. I’m sure you can add a lot to this simple painting and hope you have fun with it.

Below is the video version of the above airbrush lesson.

Airbrush Lesson Four The Video

This is the video to go along with the written airbrush lesson 4 here on HowToAirbrush.Com.
This video is intended for those new to airbrushing, if you are proficient using a airbrush you’ll find this pretty boring. What you will need: double action airbrush, card board, easel, black airbrush paint – Trident, ETAC, Badger Ready Tex will work. PSI I used in this video was about 30.

Please keep in mind the black in this video appears darker than it really was, that is just the nature of video.

In this lesson we are going to practice the skills we’ve learned in lessons one thru three as posted on the web site. It’s intended to provide you with a fun way of breaking up practicing dots, lines, shading techniques. I fully expect you will do a better job with your mountains, hills and tree’s than I did. I’m more concerned with the content than creating a great work of art in this video. So have fun, it’s just paint, relax and have fun with it. Don

Airbrush Lesson 5

Airbrush lesson 5 is yet another practice painting where we’ll use all the airbrushing skills we’ve learned in lessons one thru four and introduce you the the concept of layering your colors. Written by Don Johnson, airbrush artist.

Here in Airbrush Lesson #5 you can put to use all the airbrushing skills you have developed while practicing the basic airbrush lessons; dagger stroke, shading etc. as posted here on How To Airbrush.Com There was no photograph as a reference for this and I don’t usually paint flowers, but thought this would be a good way for you to test the skills you’ve learned up to this point.

In this lesson we’ll work with a masking material commonly know as Frisket Film. Please remember that LESS paint is more, the least amount of paint you use the better off you will be.

Airbrush Supplies Required:

Good double action airbrush, gravity feed airbrush would work best for this but use whatever airbrush you have, X-acto knife with several blades, Frisk Film, matt masking film a sheet 8 by 12 inches at least. I used Strathmore Bristol Board 8 by 12 inches regular surface but you can use what you have on hand , illustration board etc. Comart colors Transparent Burnt Umber , Op. lime green , transparent cadmium yellow.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 1

Step 1 Above : To come up with this flower design I used several different drafting French Curves; these you can buy at just about any office supply store. With the design laid out on the painting surface apply Frisk masking film. Work any air bubbles out by working from the center out toward both sides. Carefully cut the design out, use a new blade in your knife and you will hardly need to apply any pressure to cut the film; let the blade do the work your hand will follow your eyes. Cut the design out so that pencil lines are inside the area you will be painting; do this so you can ease the pencil lines as you pull the Frisk Film off too paint. As you pull the frisk film off be sure to ease any pencil lines showing. Make sure you keep the Frisk backing paper to store the Frisk cut outs on as we will be replacing some of them later. Start by pulling the center and stem Frisk off first. Make a reference mark on the center frisk film as we will be replace it back on the center. Now using transparent Burnt Umber airbrush an area of shading into the center, leave the very center much lighter as the sides are in the shade much more than the center would be. Chose which direction your light source will be coming from and apply your Burnt Umber accordingly. Use a darker color like the Burnt Umber and it will make that area seem further in the background (it’s a cool color). Leaving the center white will pull that area forward in your painting helping to define the center of the flower as being closer. Use the lime green on the stem; here you want both side’s darker with the center of the stem lighter. This should appear to push both sides back and the center of the stem forward.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 2

Step 2 Above: With the Cadmium Yellow airbrush color into the center of the flower and down the very middle of the stem to warm that area, bring it forward. The yellow being a warm color will trick the human eye into bring that part of the painting forward. Replace the center and stem Frisk Film.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 3

Step 3 Above: With the Frisk Film replaced in the center of the flower and on the stem pull the upper most peddle Frisk Film off (upper most being upper as I have airbrushed above). Use Lime Green to add shading where the peddle goes under the center of the flower and to give the peddle some form. Pull the next Frisk Film off and do the same; I do not replace the Frisk Film as I move on too airbrush the next peddle. Use low PSI and over spray will not be an issue; 10 to 12 psi. The goal with these practice painting’s is for you to learn to control your airbrush; the best way to do this is get that air pressure down as low as possible. The lower the air pressure the slower you can move your airbrush and the more control you will have. The more control you have your ability to render fine detail becomes much easier. So crank that pressure down.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 4

Step 4 Above: Continue one peddle at a time, one after the other defining the peddles with the green.

 

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 5

Step 5 Above: As you can see all the peddles have the green applied to them now it’s onto the next step.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 6

Step 6 Above: Now using the Cadmium Yellow and staying back several inches from the paper fog in the flower peddles with a nice light application of color. Pull the center and stem frisk off and touch up any area needed with the yellow. You can see all the over spray on the Frisk Film surrounding the flower.

 

airbrush lesson 5 step 7

Step 7 Above: Pull the all the remaining Frisk Film off and your painting is complete, sign your name and hang it on the refrigerator door as your first airbrushed painting. Until next time remember its just paint, relax and have fun.

Airbrush Freehand Shields

Airbrush freehand shields tutorial is an introduction to airbrush freehand shields and how to use them in your airbrush projects. Airbrush free hand shields, templates are shapes laser cut into a plastic like material and come in hundreds of shapes and sizes. Becoming proficient in the use of airbrush free hand shields or templates can release you from the drudgery of having to use hard masking materials like transfer tape, masking tape and Frisket film. Combining airbrush free hand templates with hard masking materials like the three mentioned can and does provide for endless possibilities in creating your airbrush artwork. Written by Don Johnson Airbrush Artist

airbrush freehand templates

If you are using solvent based paints be sure to purchase airbrush templates that are solvent proof.

 

airbrush freehand templates 2

It’s airbrush free hand templates like these pictured above that you would use to create the ever popular real fire you see all over the place these days.

 

using airbrush freehand template

Using airbrush free hand templates takes practice just as you put in when learning dagger strokes, dots and lines. Keeping the free hand template tight to the painting surface will produce a very tight out line as pictured above.

 

using airbrush template 2

Holding the airbrush free hand template up off the surface will produce a much more defused or fuzzy out line as pictured above.

 

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After locating a spot in your painting you want to accent, further define it’s just a matter of finding a shape in your collection of airbrush free hand templates that will work.

 

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airbrush skull with templates
adding high lights with template

Here an airbrush free hand template is used to add an eyeball to our skull and than to add a nice hard white highlight to that eye ball.

 

using freehand template 10

Spending lots of time practicing with airbrush free hand templates will enable you to use them on the fly without a second thought. Here we will use a 360 Airbrush Free Hand Template made by Artool to build ourselves a flower of sorts. Exercises like this you do by just picking up an airbrush free hand template and creating whatever comes to mind using that template will make rending artwork like real fire much easier. The results of practice like this will be reflected in your finished artwork, well worth the time you spend honing your craft.

Here I used the biggest part of the 360 template to create the center of the flower.

 

using airbrush templates 10b

To create the flower peddles I moved to a smaller part of the 360 template.

 

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using airbrush freehand template 12
using airbrush freehand template 12

Now to add some texture to the center of our flower I move to one of the smallest parts of the Artool 360 template.

 

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Now to add a white high light to our pedals an opposite shape of the peddle is used on the Artool 360 template.

 

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And here you have the completed flower airbrushed using only the Artool 360 airbrush free hand template. I hope this simple example will spur you onto seeing what you can create with the airbrush free hand templates you have on hand. Time spent doing simple exercises like this will pay huge dividends when airbrushing that next master piece I know you will be turning out soon.

Airbrush Fine Lines Video

Airbrush fine lines video covers step by step airbrush technique’s involved in the basics of airbrushing fine lines. Like a spray can of paint the closer you are to the painting surface the smaller an area the paint will cover, the further away you are the larger an area the paint will cover. It’s the same with an airbrush, the closer you are to the painting surface using a small needle, nozzle combination airbrushing fine lines becomes very easy.

Airbrush supplies required:

Double action airbrush, news print or another type of airbrush practice paper, airbrush ready water based paint Golden Airbrush Colors, Createx Illustration Paint, Comart, easel, airbrush holder

Airbrush Equipment Before You Buy

Airbrush equipment before you buy provides those new to airbrushing some insight into which airbrush equipment, supplies you might consider buying.One of the reason’s I started this web site over ten years ago is to try and help those new to airbrushing make their first experiences airbrushing a fun and positive experience. Far too often people interested  learning how to airbrush buy equipment that does more to hamper their efforts to learn how to airbrush than help. They buy the wrong equipment; try airbrushing with it and have a horrible experience, that equipment gets thrown in a closet and they give up on learning how to airbrush; the whole art form loses when this happens. By Don Johnson

 

With a little of research you can make purchasing your first airbrush and compressor a positive experience and end up with equipment that will serve you well for years. To jump right in and buy the cheapest equipment you can find might well end up ruining your first experiences airbrushing.

 

First off what is it you want to airbrush? That will determine what equipment will be required to accomplish what you wish to airbrush. Every reputable airbrush manufacture publishes suggested uses for every airbrush they market; that information should be posted with the airbrush listing. A good quality airbrush is going to cost you any where from $60.00 to $140.00; a good compressor several hundred dollars.

 

Purchasing airbrush equipment is like purchasing any tool it always pays in the long run to invest in quality equipment from the start. Doing business with a retailer that is in it for the long haul rather than some person on an auction web site generally will generate better results for you.

 

Saving money by buying used equipment is certainly a option that you should look at to save money just take into account to the cost of a new nozzle and needle to ensure the airbrush functions at its best, as it was designed to do.

 

No matter what you want to airbrush you’ll need the following:
airbrush
airbrush air hose from the air source
air source
airbrush holder
paint

Do your research now instead of regretting your which airbrush equipment you purchased later.