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March-April 2013 Contents
WICKED WALKER By Gary Worthington
There are the campy, skeletal-clumsy zombies, the brightly colored, comic-book-inspired zombies, even the modern, overly-realistic, fast-moving zombies. The recent zombie craze may be attributed to everyone’s love affair with all things undead. What this means for artists who have a thing for monster/horror imagery, like me," explains Worthington, "is an endless flood of possibilities to draw upon for inspiration. In this article, I share my approach to zombies, how I select colors, and what keeps me interested and moving forward artistically."
The SEMA Portrait Project
For the second year, Anest Iwata Medea invited leading airbrush artists to participate in their SEMA Show portrait challenge with Japanese Anime as their theme for 2012.
Resto-Tricks 101 By Steve Vandemon
This is the first in a series of mini tips and tricks related to restoration techniques. For this segment, the great Vandemon demonstrates an easy way to paint raised lettering on a circa 1898 steam engine gauge-board.
Airsick Stencils: Evil Skull By Sean Cahill
Several stencils were used to create this dynamic skull and tribal tutorial that anyone can do with relatively little effort.
2012 Lowrider Show By Armando Serrano
The end of September means one thing in the Northern California Lowrider scene: the Annual Woodland Car Show, a Lowrider Magazine-sanctioned event held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds where hundreds of high-profile show cars are on display in five buildings.
Geisha Girl By Blake McCulley
Geisha Girl, painted on a chopper tank using a variety of approaches to airbrushing, was based on an assortment of Japanese-style tattoos.
Peace on T-Shirts By Ken Johnson
"Absent a budget for a plotter, I’m always on the lookout for different stencil media that can be used for stock designs without having to cut them manually. While shopping at a local craft store, I came across a pre-made stencil, Festive Peace, that proved perfect for a great shirt design."
Plotters 106: Hooked SKull By Scott MacKay
In this article Mr. MacKay introduces you to a few new tools that are often overlooked to make creating flowing hooked graphics fast and easy. "I will also demonstrate incorporating these graphics into a weaving flowing design. For the big finish, I will create a really gnarly skull for the graphic to weave through."
2013 Compressor Buyer’s Guide By Pete Johnson
Discover how to successfully match your application to its rightful air source in this excellent primer and guide to the often bewildering world of compressors.
Model By Jose Lopez
Leading modeler Jose Lopez, of Spain, shares his techniques and tries to simplify the nuances of airbrushing an Italian P-40 camouflaged AFV (armored fighting vehicle).
Silver Leaf Hologram By Mike Lamberson
Learn the trick to creating a hologram-like effect on silver leaf.