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Keep Those Brushes Clean!
Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 1: Introduction Quick Course With Video for the Novice
Airbrush: A small, air-operated tool that sprays paint. It resembles, and is held like, a pen. Today, airbrushes are used in painting for a multitude of applications. Artists who use the airbrush will generally have several different types (external or internal mix) as well as styles (gravity- or siphon-feed) on hand for a variety of… Continue reading Learn the Basics of Airbrush Technique Part 1: Introduction Quick Course With Video for the Novice
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high art series: andy warhol and pop art
What is Pop Art? How and why did Pop Artists incorporate commercial imagery (including mass media, consumer goods, and everyday items) and techniques into their artwork, and what was their impact on American popular culture in the 1950s and ’60s?
Airbrushing Water-Based Artist Colors: Watercolor, Gouache and Acrylic Paint
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.
Spray Guns in the Artist Studio—Numerous Art Applications
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.
Basic Handling and Care of the Airbrush
To most artists, airbrush maintenance basically means keeping the airbrush clean so that paint flow is uninterrupted. But another aspect of maintaining the airbrush deals with proper handling and care to prevent damaging the components of this highly sensitive tool.
Know Your Airbrush Terms
Dual action (also called double action) refers to an airbrush where the artist first depresses the trigger for air and, while the trigger is depressed, pulls back on it to release paint.
Fun and Games Airbrushing Characters on Textiles
Today I am enlisting the help of one of my littlest fans to create a shirt with his favorite game character on it. Next time you are airbrushing for fun, grab one of your kids or nephews, nieces, grandkids, etc. Kids love to help and watch people airbrush.