AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 7: Painting a Flower In this exercise you will learn a simple method of developing objects in space. A key to painting with an airbrush is to develop the subject matter from the background to the foreground (which is similar to traditional watercolor technique). By utilizing this […]
AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 8: Frisketing with the Flap System In the last exercise, painting the flower, the frisket was cut in a process of elimination. You removed area number 5 and painted it, then removed area number 4 and painted it without replacing frisket film number 5. This was continued until […]
AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 9: Airbrushing T-Shirts At this point you may feel confident with the mechanics of airbrushing, but you’re not sure how to go about doing T-shirts. Materials List: IWATA HP-BC Piston-operated compressor (1/2HP) Braided hose Professional Textile Colours (Sample Kit) Medea Airbrush Holder Medea Fabric Stencils T-shirt boards 100% […]
AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 10: Airbrush Maintenance Cleaning Tips – Internal Mix Airbrush Internal mix airbrushes are the type most commonly used and can be identified by the fact that they have a needle running through the length of the airbrush body. This needle controls the size and the amount of […]
AIRBRUSH: Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 11: Common Questions Q: What is the difference between internal-mix and external-mix? A: In an internal-mix airbrush, the air and paint mix inside the paint tip. This produces a thorough atomization or mixing, which results in a very soft, fine spray pattern. In an external-mix airbrush, the air […]
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Both pan watercolors and those in tubes can be thinned with water for airbrushing. When using pan watercolors you can lather the paint with a paint brush and then transfer it via the brush to the airbrush color cup (or reservoir) for spraying. Tube watercolor, the type most commonly used, can be thinned with water in a cup or jar and then poured into the color cup.
You can find a variety of spray guns in your local art supply store, and auto paint supply store two types are usually carried—the conventional spray gun and the HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) spray gun.