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30. PAINTING DENA By Dru Blair
If you’re still unconvinced that photorealist guru Dru Blair’s Dena is a painting, then you’ll want to make a bee-line to this incredible and detailed step-by-step. According to Mr. Blair, “Latex is a fantastic material to paint, but can present some challenges to render convincingly due to the variety of distinct edges it possesses. The other challenge represented here was the subtle nuances of the hands and arms, which at times, seem to almost disappear into the white background."
18. Blast From the Past By Steve Vandemon
The great Vandemon guides readers, step-by-step, through the niche process of antique restoration (the thrust of his work these days) on a 1925 clock-face gas pump. The challenge “is to not only take something that’s over a hundred years old and make it look like new, but to do it in such a way that it would be considered period-correct.”
22. Taking Airbrush Art to New Heights By John Stahr
“Aircraft paint jobs are as complex to execute as a full dresser Harley on steroids,” explained aircraft artist John Stahr, “with usually over 40 or so individual parts—some as big as a wing or fuselage—with many moving components, fairings, and little covers, handles, wheel pants, and door hatches!” Learn about the inspiration behind American Angel in this stunning pictorial.
26. EYE SEE By Johannes Wessmark
I See, the cover art of the Swedish version of Johannes Wessmark’s new book, was rendered almost completely in airbrush as demonstrated in detail here.
38. THE RETURN OF SCARFACE! By Glenn Ferguson
One of the most memorable scenes in “bad guy” cinematic history has to be Al Pacino’s machine gun solo at the end of Scarface, the infamous 1983 movie. “I’ve wanted to do an awesome caricature of this ultimate bad guy for some time,” beamed Glenn Ferguson, who walks you through another of his amazing caricatures.
52. T-SHIRT TACTICS: THE HAND By Gary Worthington
Top airbrush pro Gary Worthington gifts our readers with instruction on how to create a T-shirt design that’s been a hot seller for 18 years! It’s no secret why Mr. Worthington’s Airbrush Mastery course at the Airbrush Getaway is the most popular.
56. Vinyl Plotters: Vector Artwork By Scott Mackay
Scott Mackay reveals his effective approach to creating artwork from scratch and cleaning it up for printing and plotting in a quick, time-efficient manner. Because most tutorials and resources available for understanding and creating vector art are specifically geared toward print designers, this detailed instruction is a must for airbrush artists seeking to incorporate plotter magic into their work.
62. 2013 AIRBRUSH BUYER’S GUIDE
The process of choosing the right airbrush to meet your needs can be a complicated task, whether you’re upgrading to a better model or simply buying your first gun. To help narrow your choices, we’ve done the grunt work for you, gathering the facts and compiling them in our user-friendly buyer’s guide.
74. Airbrush Action Feature Bike: Custom Ink
“A bike with a full-body tattoo,” is how Jeff Urman, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, described the Harley he designed and painted this past Spring. Custom Ink took over eight weeks, non-stop, to complete.
76. ALMOST INSTANT PATINA By Howie Nisgor
“Because the aged or worn look is trending currently, I thought I’d offer my “instant patina” approach in addition to John Hannukaine’s superb step-by-step in the previous issue.”