Ultimate Airbrush Handbook

ISBN-10: 0823055744

ISBN-13: 9780823055746

Edition: 2002

Authors: Pamela Shanteau, Dawn Shanteau, Pamela Shateau

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The essentials of airbrush applications are presented in a non-technical and easy-to-understand format. There is practical guidance and advice on equipment and mediums, airbrush operation, studio set-up and more.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The work ofPamela Shanteauincludes fantasy and science fiction art, commercial illustration, automotive embellishment, and body art. She teaches workshops throughout the US and is a member of the advisory board of the American Airbrush Association. She lives in Swanton, Ohio.

Nuts and Bolts
Basic System Components
Air Sources
Canned Propellants
Electric Air Compressors
Compressed CO[subscript 2] Tanks
Air Lines
Airbrush Options
External versus Internal Mix
Single versus Dual Action
Feed Styles
Airbrush Holders
Choosing Your Airbrush System
Setting Up to Paint
Taking It on the Road
Small Studios
Medium-Size Studios
Large Shops
Essential Supplies
Art Supplies
Masking Supplies
Operating Your Airbrush
The Basics
Getting Ready: Setting Up Your System
Spray Patterns and Overspray
Single-Action Airbrush Exercises
Dual-Action Airbrush Operation
Dagger Strokes
Working with Masks
The Jigsaw Puzzle Approach
Demonstration: Sun and Rays
Demonstration: Desert Landscape: Pamela Shanteau
Working with Blended Color
Demonstration: Apple: Pamela Shanteau
Cleaning Your Airbrush
Reassembling the Airbrush
Using an Airgun
Cleaning Your Airgun
Developing Images
Reference Materials
Taking Photographs
Transferring Images
Demonstration: Transfer By Graphing: Pamela Shanteau
The Basics
Textile Airbrush Paints
Textile Airbrush Mediums
Airbrushing Textiles and Leather
Demonstration: Canvas Tote Bag: Beach Scene at Sunset: Mark Rush
Murals and Signs
Airbrushing Interiors
Surface Preparation
Essential Equipment
Working with Stencils
Demonstration: Sheaf of Corn: Sheri Hoeger
Creating Shadows
Masking Your Work Area
Demonstration: A Trompe L'Oeil Geranium: Sheri Hoeger
Special Effects for Signs and Other Uses
Body and Fingernail Art
Body Art
Temporary Tattoos
Essential Supplies
Stencil-Style Tattoos
Demonstration: Butterfly Stencil: Pamela Shanteau
Transfer-Style Tattoos
Demonstration: Tribal Design Transfer Tattoo: Pamela Shanteau
Freehand Body Art
Demonstration: Tiger Girl: Pamela Shanteau
Nail Art
Choosing the Right Equipment
Mediums and Supplies
Airbrushing Nails
Demonstration: Sunset: Laura Morgan-Glass
Professional Tips from Laura Morgan-Glass
Scale Models and Crafts
Scale Models
Essential Supplies
Airbrush Effects for Scale Models
Demonstration: Star Blazers Gamalon Battle Carrier (Bandai): Tom Grossman
Demonstration: Skin Tones: Musette: Tom Grossman
Airbrushing Woodcraft Items
Demonstration: Birdhouse Bag Dispenser: Lindy Brown
Fine Art and Illustration
Creating Reflective Effects
Demonstration: "Passing Time": A. D. Cook
Airbrushing Watercolors:
Kirk Lybecker
Combining Flat and Gradated Color
Demonstration: La Veneziana: Andrea Mistretta
Airbrushing on Scratchboard
Demonstration: Faeries Wear Boots: Pamela Shanteau
Airbrush in Mixed Media
Demonstration: Oil and Water Do Mix: Richard Sturdevant
Demonstration: Mixed-Media Mascot: Richard Sturdevant
Portrait Studies
Of Cows and Cowboys: Robert Anderson
Automotive Airbrushing
Surface Preparation
Automotive Painting and Masking Techniques
Masking Materials and Techniques
Demonstration: Indian Princess Motorcycle Mural: Pamela Shanteau
Demonstration: 57 Chevy Mini Funny Car: Pamela Shanteau
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