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Airbrushing

Last post 10-07-2012, 12:30 AM by Yian. 6 replies.
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  •  10-03-2012, 10:34 AM 400986

    Airbrushing

    Hey guys!

     

    I've never airbrushed traditionally, but know that a lot of really amazing artists opt to airbrush in their digital art. I tend to use coloured charcoal on Painter 11 and one of the blenders, but I would like to try airbrushing. I have a lion I have drawn ready for an airbrushing attempt and last night I didn't get a very good result on my first round with the airbrush.

     

    Do you have any basic/beginner's tips for airbrushing?

  •  10-03-2012, 11:45 AM 400990 in reply to 400986

    Re: Airbrushing

    It would help if we could see this lion drawing of yours.

    Yian 2012
  •  10-05-2012, 11:46 AM 401227 in reply to 400990

    Re: Airbrushing

    Here it is. I started to try and solidify the colour around the nose area before I paused to ask for airbrushing tips.

  •  10-06-2012, 3:46 AM 401291 in reply to 401227

    Re: Airbrushing

    Another question: are you simply trying to do a painting of a lion, or are you trying to simulate the traditional airbrush look, like what you see on a car and such?

    Yian 2012
  •  10-06-2012, 1:54 PM 401313 in reply to 401291

    Re: Airbrushing

    I'm after the same effect as artwork by Marta Dahlig if that's possible?
  •  10-06-2012, 2:44 PM 401318 in reply to 401313

    Re: Airbrushing

    Well then it's not really airbrushing... I don't think she often uses the really soft Photoshop brushes, but instead she builds up her images by painting with rather low opacity. (That is, I think she usually does a sort of high opacity doodle/sketch and then refines it with brushes such as Photoshop's round brushes set to low opacity, about 10-12 % or so.) If you have issue 70 (june 2011) with the disc, there's a great video workshop from Marta on there, showing how she works. (There are also several workshops on here, by Marta, that you can look at.)
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  •  10-07-2012, 12:30 AM 401366 in reply to 401318

    Re: Airbrushing

    I kind of suspected this all along when you said "I know a lot of artists do airbrushing", but wasn't sure if this is the case so I asked a few questions just to be sure. I think when you say "airbrushing", you actually meant paintings with smooth blendings and doesn't show a lot of brush strokes. We don't call smooth blending of brush strokes "airbrushing." It is just blending with strokes.


    Yian 2012
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