Airbrush Bug Workshop July 29th with Jamie Sinclair


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Using the airbrush we will learn how to create a realistic beetle painting. No previous experience needed. Before we start painting we will go quickly through the basics of using the airbrush.
We will then start off discussing transfer/drawing techniques for getting the image correctly onto the surface. The surface we will be using is gesso board. This is a firm art board that is very good for some erasing techniques. While this image can be done with only spraying it does offer the opportunity to show both painted texture and implied erased texture and will discuss the benefits of both.
We will be using acrylic inks and (only 2 colours) and film masking to get a crisp clean outline of the beetle. A steady hand and a sharp craft knife are needed for this. We will be cutting and breaking down the image into sections and sequentially building the image up. Using masking will make this process a lot easier for new airbrush artists. Also by breaking it down into sections everyone will be able to follow along.
The final steps will be to add in the drop shadow which will make the beetle look like he is stepping out of the image and will give that 3d effect. Materials will be provided but should you have your own air compressor and airbrush please contact us as spaces for this workshop are limited due to available equipment. So if you have an airbrush and compressor more people will be able to participate. Please email me at if you have any questions.
We will cover 
Airbrush basics
paint reduction
image transfer
Masking- positive and negative
sequential masking
erasing techniques.
glazing with the airbrush.
use of texture stencils.
airbrushing a drop shadow to create depth.
workshop for up to 7 people unless people have their own airbrushes and air compressor.
A light lunch and refreshments are provided.
Workshop will be held at Daisy Cottage, Brook Avenue, Warsash, SO31 9HP Workshop starts at 10 and finishes at 4


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