Below are 7 beginner airbrushing tips and techniques to get you started in the amazing world and art-form of airbrushing!
If you are a beginner who is learning the ABC of airbrushing then there are a number of things to learn. But, the most important amongst them is to learn the fact that airbrushing is not as hard as it seems, and at the same time it’s not so simple either.
Perfect airbrushing is a combination of imagination, the right set of tools and concentration. You have to be very clear in your ideas and should concentrate well while you’re airbrushing. You should be constantly comparing your imagination to what you’re actually making in reality. Concentration is the key in airbrushing, and if you learn to get it right then you’ve won half the race. Now let’s see how to win the other half.
7 Beginner Airbrushing Techniques:
Start with a simple airbrush. Search for an airbrush in the market which is cheap and is not too complicated. Starting with a single action airbrush would be a good idea because you won’t have to worry about controlling both air flow as well as paint flow so that you can focus on your free hand movement with the airbrush.
Start practicing with simple shapes in the start. Do not go for any complex shapes. Practice making a ball, a cylinder and simple shapes with which you can first learn to draw. There is a lot of difference in drawing with a paint brush and an airbrush. So, first of all, start drawing these simple shapes before taking on any complex ones.
Beginner Airbrushing Tip, or Is It A Technique?
Practice with only one or two colors in the beginning. Instead of focusing on a mixture of colors, it is a better idea to do airbrushing with one or two paints only (such as black, white and red).
While practicing with these paints, try to learn how to draw fine lines, borders and smoothly blend colors into one another. When you will learn these things perfectly, you will find that learning complex things is much of a simple task.
Start airbrushing on simple surfaces such as canvas and paper before moving onto any metal surfaces or walls and other surfaces. If you learn how to airbrush perfectly on a smooth surface then you will find it easy to airbrush on complex surfaces which requires additional training and specialization.
In the beginning, make use of stencils if you are not able to draw in a single line. When you will practice a lot with stencils then you will find that you are automatically learning to draw in single and smooth lines and don’t require stencils anymore.
Attention Airbrushing Beginners: Here is # 7 in 7 Beginner Airbrushing Techniques if you haven’t been counting (I know, I’m weird): It does not affect much if you’re using transparent colors or opaque colors. But it is a good idea to start with water colors as they are thinner and thus will be easy to airbrush with.
By making use of some or all of these tips, you will find yourself on a quicker way to do masterful airbrushing and will be very satisfied with your efforts after which you can move on to more advanced levels of airbrushing.