How to Airbrush The Leopard


Welcome to part 1..
..of the Leopard Tutorial! Today I’m going to be showing you how to create
the foundations of an artwork. I always like to start with the hardest part
of the artwork, which in this case for me is the eyes..
.. Because it builds your confidence for the rest of the artwork.
Sometimes in detailed parts of an artwork You’ll need to use a stencil, but what i have
on me, is my hand. The advantage of using your hand as a stencil
is that it doesn’t become as sharp as a laser cut stencil.
Second thing we’re going to do to this artwork is go around and create all of the major shapes.
A good example of shapes in the reference is here on the nose or all of the leopard’s
black spots. So i’m going to go in and I’m going to paint
all of those shapes without adding any detail. Pay close attention to what height you’re
doing your shapes at, these shapes here are done much closer than these shapes down here.
That’s what gives you focus and a sense of perspective in the artwork.
All we’re doing is getting a base down so that we have something to paint over with
the white. The white colour is what we goign to use to
add textures and create realism. Now I was just airbrushing here and i could
feel that my hand was getting a little bit wet..
.. so i looked at my moisture trap and there’s the problem!
Too much water in your moisture trap, means that there’s too much water in your compressor
tank.. so you should empty it out! But that right there.. that’s not water my
friend. That’s pure laziness.
When you’re in the first stage of your artwork, such as now,
one of the hardest things is recognising the softer shapes.
The best example is this large shape here on the nose.
Pay attention to what height you’re doing this effect at and what intensity.
It’s exactly the same for the rest of the shapes throughout the artwork.
So I’ve taken a few steps back and i’ve looked at –
Excuse me! – How my reference is looking compared to
my picture. it looks good, we’ve created all of the darker shapes, we’ve created all of
the softer shapes, there’s one last thing that i can do before i move on to adding textures.
I’m going to take a step back, very softly dust one coat of this black colour over almost
all of the artwork. So the leopard’s looking really good and it’s
starting to take shape, but we haven’t even started to create detail yet. So if you want
to see how to really make this artwork pop and add true realism to it with airbrush textures,
then click on the link for the next tutorial! spread the love!

26 comments

  • mohan prem

    Awesome man

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  • Chase Lambert

    10k+ views and no dislikes, very nice. Only poo poo part is there's not many likes :/ great job on the art

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  • Mohammed Islam

    when you Learn something indirectly without knowledge of having learnt anything Its very gently you give us name your music or name sings in background

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  • Luis Zwölfer

    heyy, i realy love your videos, but can you please load up a tutorial of the fantastic tiger in every beginig of your videos??

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  • Dreams Be

    hello< 3 trying to focus here! And of all the blessing as treats God adds to Our lives! seat your bum down! OMGoodness! life is good! Good LOVE,

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  • Pedro Ruiz

    like nico would say awesome!!!!!!!!! nico's my 6year old son.

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  • Pedro Ruiz

    I bought a airbrush setup thats still in the box thats been sitting in my closet and i think im going to try one of your eyes!!!or maybe leopard

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  • streetracerukraine

    thank you man !!! ))

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  • Rom4n-81

    Excelent work Man! Thanks for sharing it! Keep with the work! Greatings from Argentina.
    !

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  • bboy0610

    you talking about height and focus and the way you paint, im guessing you followed the venturi airbrush method??

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  • Craig Robotham

    Great Art work m8 , some interesting pointers too . Will be spreading the love 🙂

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  • deve816

    Spread the Love….indeed!

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  • robby taggart

    one of my favorite songs
    bad ass painting

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  • BigAndTall666

    Not cool to advertize on other peoples channels dude!

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  • John Maher

    Love the vids!!! Awesome work!!!

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  • Rockie Soto

    DAWG I LOVE THE ART. YOU HAVE MAD SKILL GOD BLESS YOUR IMAGINATION PLUS UR SILLINESS. I KEPT ME WANTING MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.. 1LUV

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  • luminor007

    Really pleased I found your tutorials! Awesome artist.

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  • Michael Gomez

    what type of airbrush do you use or suggest? Ive been airbrushing for a while now and am unsatisfied with my rather basic airbrush. help?

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  • Fredrik Enroth

    How do i learn how and where to paint shadows?

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  • Bornin Arkham

    Inspiring!

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  • Wilfried Veit

    wow Super ein Meister klasse.

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  • Navigator777777

    I tuned in simply to listen to your common sense. I may never be an airbrusher but I will always be your fan.

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  • Patrick Van Laere

    for which paint do you use a mask? and is the paint spray on the skin not dangerous?

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  • Charles Murray

    It is amazing to see the leopard take shape from a clean canvas…….or is it clean ? Have you transferred light pencil sketches to establish the various features such as placement of eyes, nose, ears etc. ? If so, how does one go about transferring all related features from a clean canvas ? Do you use a lens and light source ?
    Charles

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  • zog noty

    sucks.a right title should be look at me

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  • zog noty

    ffs stfu lil queer wit hyour spread the love.look how your country look with bitch merkel that is spreading too much love to all the aliens of the world

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