Episode 85: Demystifying the Airbrush
By popular demand, in this episode we combine all of the smaller airbrush segments we previously recorded with Colin from Legalized Mischief Productions. We cover the benefits of using an airbrush, how to get started with one and what you need to buy. We also talk about how to use an airbrush, how to clean and maintain it, and using and blending colors. Finally, we talk about glazes, washes, and inks through the airbrush.
This is a super-cut of previous segments we recorded with Colin Ward from Legalized Mischief Productions on how to use an airbrush.
Why use an Airbrush?
What are the advantages of using an Airbrush?
What will it allow you to do?
How does it work and is it “cheating”?
What to buy
Regardless of brand, you need a dual action, gravity feed airbrush.
Compressors, cleaning equipment, and a spray booth.
Getting started with an Airbrush
Push for air, pull for paint; how to use it.
Recommended PSI for different applications.
Putting down paint with an Airbrush
Normal versus airbrush paints.
Thinning paint in the cup and the backflow technique.
Splatters and spider webbing.
Cleaning and fixing an Airbrush
How to clean during a painting session.
Fixing a clogged airbrush and air bubbles in the cup.
Tear down and cleaning.
Blending colors with an Airbrush
Spraying inks and washes
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