Airbrush Tutorial: Which Airbrush?

Airbrush How-to: Which Airbrush? Wicked Art Airbrush Studio Airbrush equipment, what do you need? For starters, you obviously need an airbrush. There’s a lot of options out there and there’s also a lot of knock-offs. So, my advice is to do some research before you make a purchase and stick with well-known brands because in the end it comes down to you, the individual artist, how the brush performs and how it feels in your hands. But regardless of which

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How To Transfer Artwork: Graphics (Episode 1)

In this video I’ll show you guys a relatively easy and very accurate way to transfer a graphic design from one side of a vehicle to another. Wicked Art Airbrush Studio How To Transfer Graphics When it comes to laying out a design, whether I’m doing a graphic or even a traditional flame job, I’m still very old-school in that I prefer to grab a roll of tape and just go to work by hand. It takes a little bit

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How To Transfer Artwork: Paper Stencil/Mask (Episode 2, Part 1)

So my next project is to paint this eagle’s head on to this piece of bristol board. I’ve already taken the photo reference and sized it to the same size as the board in a photo editing software. And I’ve changed the values and the contrast levels to a point where I think it’s more appealing. So the next step in the process is to actually transfer the image onto the panel that we’ll be painting. To do that I’m

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Airbrush Tutorial: Airbrushing with Candy2o Part 1

So, what kind of kicked off this series of videos is I have a display case in my studio where I keep all my Createx product. And on the top of that case there’s room for signage. So, I’d cut out some aluminum sign blanks and thought it’d be cool to incorporate some of my own airbrush art work into that sign space. It just gives clients and customers another opportunity to view your work when they walk into the

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How-to Cut and Buff Your Airbrush Artwork

In this video I’ll share with you guys the products and the process I use to cut and buff your airbrush work to a show-quality result. Wicked Art Airbrush Studio How-to Cut and Buff Your Airbrush Artwork The cutting and buffing process has never been one of my favorite parts of this job. But it kind of goes with the territory, especially if you’re working in an automotive environment. So if you’re not familiar with the process, the way I

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Airbrush Tutorial: Airbrushing with Candy2o Part 2

So, for part one we looked at painting this image in grayscale over a plain white base and then we buried that with candy. And I talked about how candy allows light to filter through each layer and then reflect off the surface underneath. So, the easiest way to really take advantage of a candy is to change your base coat. Wicked Art Airbrush Studio Airbrushing with Candy2o Part 2 So, you can come in with a metallic or a

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Airbrush Tutorial: Which Compressor?

Airbrush How-to: Which Compressor? You need an air source to run your airbrush. Let’s talk compressors. Wicked Art Airbrush Studio You know over the last 27 years, I’ve gone through my fair share of compressors. It’s one of those things where I wish I knew then what I know now because I’d probably saved myself a lot of money in the long run. A compressor is an investment. Chances are you’re gonna spend more of your hard-earned money on your

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