Seven Airbrush how to videos
How to and if it is th right choice for you.
Here is a good chance to see if you want to try it.
These video's focus on airbrushing waterfowl carvings, but application will be the same on song birds too.
George Kruth, an internationally known artist who concentrates his efforts on "bird" art, shows you how to use templates to create special effects and preserve the 3D shapes of
your subjects under any lighting. Freehand methods to create broad blends and to soften lines where abrupt color changes occur. He also uses washes to tie elements together and crisp lines to define the softness and put them in focus.
If you decide to buy one go to Bearair for the best prices.
If you want to try airbrush you need to consider a better brand brush for acrylics and spend $100.00 for brush and about the same for a good compressor. A compressor can be bought at Lowes or even Walmart that will work for $60.00, but may be noisy.
Birdcarvers on line also has some good reading on the selection of a airbrush and it's application.
It will take you a little time to read through all of the chats, but it would be beneficial. I . I printed it out and you can read it at Foxfire if you are intrested.
I have always wanted to try and have now purchased one. I will be trying it out soon. I'll keep you posted.
Now back to the videos, there are seven that cover a lot of set up and usage to get the effect. You may have to watch the first one to get to the other 6 or you can put "airbrushing" in the You Tube search window and should get the others and a few additional ones.
Good Luck and let me know if you like the videos.