Introduction

N is not so opjg ago that hooks on airbrushing were piacl ically unobtainable simply because publishers did noi 11 link there was an adequate demand. However, the com mu d and increasing need tor highly finished, quality illustrations in every area o graphic design litis brought an awareness of airbrushing to a wider autli-ericc, i ven though the techniques themselves may still be elusive lo m uiy. Using step by step demonstrations and the work of professional illustrators, this book aims to...

Li Ninoin

L The baiio detiUa and on i loi a iacs pm'ile have hsei i sprayed In gying - tiioua 'finales anu alano a ta .apnrnprieto 3 hi li .11 i lainy jj Sf liJrye' rrC wh Is pans , hohiinbr ava hem drawn in lu curriokrls 11 w LjiL-lure. 3 hi li .11 i lainy jj Sf liJrye' rrC wh Is pans , hohiinbr ava hem drawn in lu curriokrls 11 w LjiL-lure. 2 href ' dr id yrus'iwork ia now applied 'O lirnq 0 t lha fir,- - riot .ails 3ln> i iis lbs eyelaahea he ina, ai d me eyebrows While he ma nrpaft of an...

I I H Masking

9 I he sequence for 1 he ose follows tHe same pattern applied to tie leaves, working from tho darkest snac.es, first, foitowod by the 'nediuiri 4 l ie artwork a rawed wlrn maski'ig I rr anc all lines deeedbing Itio iss s am ci it into 'he film 5 he spraying sequence begins th lennova ol filnr, iron tho leal sartons oh will have the darkest itiane 6 1 ik itedium tones of the leaves aw row sprayed. Mask (sections cut ataig the ires of tie leaf veins are ramavBd In sequence te give iard erlasd...

Techniques

ACE TAT F MASKING * ANGLED SPRAYING BASIC EXERCISES BASIC FORMS CARD MASKING CAST SHADOWS CHROME EFFECTS * CORRECTION TECHNIQUES DDT CONTROL DOT HIGHLIGHTS DROP SHADOWS ERASURt FABRIC MASKING Fll M MASKING TLAT TONE FOUND OBJECT MASKING FREEHAND SPRAYING GHOSTING GRADATED TONE HALOING HIGHLIGHTING KNOCKING BACK LEI'lFRINGTECHNIQUES * LINE CONTROL LINING-IN LIQUID MASKING LOOSE MASKING OVERSPRAYING RULING SCRATCHING BACK SPATTFRING STARBURSTS STENCILS TAPE MASKING TEMPLATES TORN PAPER MASKING...

Him M A Ik I Ko

11 lb 111 , urueeay ui eo'In .< *ee. with lie in * seeliuris' lieu id Liruueno 10 tllaW devebfjr i er r. ol t e iiiei.l uN' yne gl -l ahadea. IB-IB II led edyea eH .he pc yia are sunayed alae Miowvy iit aeyeente Ctrl' lo riediuri te y iL aid werkiriy Iro'n Iheeenler ojl-warc. IB-IB II led edyea eH .he pc yia are sunayed alae Miowvy iit aeyeente Ctrl' lo riediuri te y iL aid werkiriy Iro'n Iheeenler ojl-warc. 19 Fin y. the remain ng masking film- 5 lencvce from the a-t werk. navcisHnfl it....

Tapl Masking

RtrpU tviio do (.liytliiisf work use .1 craTispstert sell adbstsivt mask lan tapi, cjliuJ irivjiibli ruask- I . l l _ . 'rl'llll.l ij niLllllJ-iU , I H.'l.l. is s 11 i r m 1 > I c- foi drawing or inVIng cm, and therefore Ideal tor repair-itLg drawings, especially when ilicse are preparid un drafting fiiin. Ellis tape ,> also useful in qrriiTLiflJllnE when, in '.iie example i, I unrated here, small jn- is have ifi-i-n exposed out of .L ueuee. II may be cut and used i i he same way as masking...

Cast Shadows

CjM shadows har a variety of iiiL Lri LllusLjyLLt> n, ujl y do they help in visually Tnakinf thjf Lijixt stand nut io the front, Liu. dvey aw also un ifffieclive means nf mbandn the rhree-itmenslotlii qualities of an UlulUaUotL Tlie dernunsljatjojls Ivrf dhfw i soft-i'd d shadow cifcd grayed iraeiiand and a bspd-fdgfd shadow created with Dusking iLLni- i ijH.n i jii be generated trara art artificial li ht source or r-. atmal light ft m Ltte sun t 3th have their own set of rules. '.'In....

Info

I at lape n i shadow faim, on ece a e rraak ia firmly placeo ove-1 the drawr, charac 1er and the shay* aui -aleiy c.,t out 5 The 'yee' copy o' rhe rAaracar is i ijusi lkji> ed l proract ne exposed treas of the sprayeci char ac cr, and LI it droo shadow area oprayeo will i ti - wen lor,e, 4 Uti uor'ip e o of the spmyini) of (he character, tos oros part at the acetate mask s renn rt and 'Cpo siricnen downward and to the lei I lor the spnv ' of the shadow. G 'When both...

Uahj Kjbm

1 Thft ,-Wfl Ir drawn us an ellipse tornrl. 's r if the oase tu tjivy u three di-rcn o -al irr i rnss. or,. I ha art work is, .-i - -. r.-r. with maskiny Mint tii id rhe 2 h tms exanpie iiluctnotcr hsr, r.r-niRfin thr* leti-ar iu etigc of the-cone tn h sprayed irdt- I tie coto ' -- raken thn ms3k o ad ano g'EdEtod ri' link y as it cornea aruuno towards the center of the cone, Wncn spraying 0 nnns, it is irnpur-lani '.o ' i iXJTibor iHfli thscdcy should Uu upplicd Irani the hass to ine < jp...

Stlmcls

2 Here ce 'jordyii nj r restricted 10 Ilia ee e-j ol II le a.ei& i, with tie celtj- beiny app sd lu tfift ce'ls1 ii I laisg i ha same stans as in stao T. r-iultip-s oweHaApIng pa'1-srn ras bee- aohio'.'cd VVlietl 1 is lUCiussury to produce re pp.i f Mtt< > rrt artwork. the stencil becomes is useful < tid, althotish excessive use of a paper stencil will soon give distorted images because til the effect the paint will have In wrinkling the paper. Thick tardboard is a ruore m.li1j1l'...

Lettering Techniqits

Tin.- uw uf Lin airbrush in lettering is helpful when tlat 01 gradated euiur J1 jL'Ljlijied as l1 hacMnnp, r> r when a characters or words arc to be treated as objects and sprayed lo give form This Is often seen In advertising, a typical example Lwini the tL'ttdeiitig of words and letters to create the impression that they are made ot chrome, ui some other highly reflrvtive material. t r> ie ' j is 3Brji uwac.erE' > as been d'twn ori detail paper yrie transferred to boa-d A sheet u mask t...

Lettering Tec Hnqve

1 Ths style of letter fori is now drawn on stiff carobosrd end t e s apo orir out In Jno example srown, the character is cornpara t vcty easy to work with, I lavi'-y only straight & any iiyh wiyiea, Otlie'a w oh incoroora-.a curves and acute agles msy appear neat ad ar.r,.,'fitB at tha s_anr.ll s'aga hir any slight lirae asnans In cutting w na mnra than natioasalp ar the f - fihrro artwork. P-actice in cut* ig c there torn rercrnnended i Henuviny ctjrdooa'd stows Hint the character as...

Airbrushing Techniques

Airbrushing Techniques

5 ftlBBBO rc aran nf imm'fir i.mp . iri 1n 'he t 1p hait .if the cy j not to spray toc heavily a the cO lt O if. oiT.n.irih-o Jn into -e ame of the white highlight. ti i it irif.jikTiy i i prttec'jng itS budyol Lheoy ds-1 iy 'trw yd- tin l a thiri lyh.iiyht a scatctied with ai i at knife along fne curv c edge hsfuvflan Ihe hnoy anr. the sno Df ha nvlinder. AjlC' ICt jp . ut whlt'i higr i r t i -jpyhfJ fre t inu wer the ih- j' l liyl ihyti, Ut k i i s.ayi AjlC' ICt jp . ut whlt'i higr i r t i...

Vignetting

Vignetting Drawing

A VJyntttJ Lb il drawjri which is defined bord is or edges, but i thei fiidvs jlUu the baekgiound or stands cm Its own. Iii airbrush NLISUJLIuji weuk. vignetting i . Jied to achieve the same result that make up the btftfcgjoiuid. .vinn-l lines St ean be used to fade out I tie ibfett itself, eiipeeiiliy il ti i- side or area Is eiin.sidn-ed jii,iii i iiljnt Id theifentidl theme f du- i 11 m t ra tion 3 The shade is 'nereasod ui i II' lu uiru . 1 ji 11 i if J I Ai i iiiuttiotien y i -ai i uppe...

Haloing

Haloing, a.s its name implies, is the upplieulUm uf a cuete o li Ht .tTid should appear asa sott, en-ttu glow, fading away uulward irons the ciicumr gt t nre. The technique can be used to create an ettect ot distant radiance, as m Hie galaxy '' example shown here, nr tn Mitten and dlttuse hlgtili Jits in eiosc-r objects 1 Various sized ctaro howo dec- pan iled ws w t-. Jots anc ow aprByed to ditlu i H o cuees. others have bee prayee with sp ancoso as cots el vanous s es ili yive an illusic-s of...

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Lirors and accidents art unavoid' ab lL Lbtjefuie nucessaiy t u i vlso qutrl and fffreHve Uvt miguen whub can ratify ihp situation without having te resort to a complete re-stait. 'itu1 ex Din pie iLlusljjiLed heie, oil Irife uJarllv 111 tH .spray qujiflty, is j uurniiioii it amp titkfej itsuully lbu result of tai l if CCHIftOl wiflietlmea It Is causcd by lt irlcd pallll pul iii i1 1 jl i i i i i 11 onto tin- arrwrtri through ponr I'lean- flg ot Ihu airbrush, 1 I, was TilericJ amp j to produw a...

Drop Shadow

4 The hir- i , nosk for -- p. r.ha -a. -K iqjUUSili'jrrd the lt hpdr '.v cut oi.-l 11 ir -a sp'ayocl wi n o lot even color to jud w tiast ootwocn ttie cr'artio.er u-'tj i lie ali dow. i Drnp shadow Is ,1 method ot Uijng tiist shadow to pmphaii i' rlu- principal oh ect in an illustration, UtliCr iri j.miI til to thrnw he whole object into tcllei. I'he shadow areas can also tK1 ustd to treatc the jliusiun uf different levels. Refer also tn lt v vr .sHaixjws. 1 Afiai-fi-fisrf charactB'M i used to...

Ghosting

Airbrushed Ghosted Flag

Ft Replac. 19 ai orevious tosks, tr gt body of the ois'.co 3 spayed using acetato iu mask thy vyr cul fcdi ids of cotor. fiii'j pu, ol II it work involves yp'fct iny '.tie darles', l n.-d fev-d h 'd-edcjec areas firs , the- dtive'oping the medium and iight shades ano gradated amas 1D The granarse -shade -, have noon spraysc ,ai this staos to rioeel tho cylindrical form of the o s o 12 Tno O of the pisfoi 111 amp 3 Pee Sprayed with enuugl i variety lo dii-fc-cni-ate b lwwiri fie recess and fl ii...

Basic Forms

These exercises cover four haslc shapes u cube, cylinder, sphere and mm . Thev rfprMfntthe principal neometric shapes which life likely to be encountered in alrbrushlng an Incredible variety oi subjects, whether lukvJi individually. in Or, as mnre likely, parti irom each In any UiuiiibiiiiiLton. If specific and detailed areas In a lar e number of the finished illustrations in this book are closely examined, it ill U.tuine apparent that many of the abstract shapes which make up the illustrative...