Airbrush Art Tips For Beginners
I know that while looking at a DVD on how to use an airbrush you're going to think, "They make it look so easy." Of course they do! They've been doing airbrush art for a long time. But keep in mind, they had to start from scratch the same as you. They did it and you can too. But it will take some time to get good at using this technique. When you first try your hand at using an airbrush , you will feel awkward. They did as well. Here's a key when you first try anything new. Start with something simple. And then practice that simple stroke until you get good enough to try another simple step. You will get the hang of it, and as you do, you'll be building a good foundation on which to get better.
Because it will take time to get good at this, start with a cheap surface you can practice on. Also start with one color - black paint. Until you get better you don't need to buy more colors. Start with something simple and after awhile, perhaps experiment with what you've learned. Before long the airbrush will feel more comfortable to feel and work with. A part of the process is to learn how much pressure to use. For instance, let's say you have a double action airbrush. Work with it experimenting to find out how far back produces how much spray.
Once the airbrush feels comfortable in your hand, you can then start producing shapes - squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, etc. Repetition is key to learning airbrush art. You'll get to the point you won't have to think as much about what you're doing and begin to think more about what you want to create. At first, a lot of thought and practice will be required, but over time, this will become second nature to you. So now you're able to create shapes.
Next work on creating shapes with different textures. Sometimes you'll want to use thin lines and at other times you'll want to use thick lines to create your shapes. What you're learning then is how and when to use broad designs while at other times using the airbrush to create fine details.
Now you can go from getting use to using the airbrush producing shapes in different details to using stencils. Continue practicing on a cheap surface. You're still a beginner so cost is a factor. As you practice you will learn from trial and error. Most beginners have to learn how to remove a stencil without messing up the paint they've applied.
Ok, you've been using black paint. Now, you're ready to move on to other colors. Start with Golden Airbrush Colors. Why? Because with these paints you do not have to use thinners. Having to use thinners makes the process much more difficult for the beginner.
Keep in mind that as a beginner in airbrush art, you're not trying to create a masterpiece...you are using your time and effort to learn. What you are creating is a solid foundation on which to get better, and over time, you will!
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