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May-June 2013 Contents
JASON BARTZIOKAS: Goalie Mask Maestro! By Mary Kay Linge
What do a highly decorated hockey mask and a stark hyperrealistic image of a hooked goldfish have in common? Nothing, says Jason Bartziokas, except the man who created both. And that’s just the way he intends it. Bartziokas, of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, spends most of his painting time immersed in the world of winter sports helmets and masks, creating outrageous designs, bursting with swagger and machismo, for hockey goalies and skeleton sliders. “I’ve played hockey my whole life, and goalie is still my position,” he says. “So I know what the client is thinking of and what he envisions.”
ARTOOL #35: Hot Paint for Hot Wheels By Michael Tetzlaff
Mike Tetzlaff shows you how to add $150 to $350 to the value of your Hot Wheels miniature cars with airbrush, cool stock and custom-made stencils, talent, and above all, patience.
RUST-IN-PIECE By Steve Vandemon
The rust effect will gain tons of notice, awe, disbelief, and money. In this article, the great Vandemon demonstrates the finer points—not to mention how damned easy it is—to render and simulate patina, another very cool thing to add to your skillset.
Shannon Stewart Illustrated By Jon Hul
Las Vegas-based artist Jon Hul demonstrates the finer points of illustrating pinups and flesh tones in this demo performed at the Airbrush Getaway.
The Watcher Skateboard By John Seaton
The mission: to demonstrate how easy, time-efficient, and endlessly versatile AirSick stencils are to paint a killer skateboard deck, or anything else for that matter. According to Seaton, “These stencils offer endless possibilities.“
“Iron Man 3 on a Shirt, Please“ By Ken Johnson
With the summer season of fairs, festivals, and street feasts quickly approaching, great inspiration for wall displays often come from movie blockbusters with super heroes. “I have found that having at least one movie-related custom piece on display will get people to stop and talk. With Iron Man 3 hitting theatres May 3, I thought it fitting to make him part of my display.“
Emma Stone: T-Shirt Portrait Step-by-Step By Troy Pierce
Jacquard’s new fabric paint is put through the paces by Troy Pierce, T-shirt portrait great. “Ranked 5th on AskMen’s Top 99 Women of 2013, I knew the hotly trending Emma Stone would be a memorable subject for this T-shirt step-by-step… a natural for portraiture with her stark beauty, warmth, and golden hue.“
Tattooed Hood By Ken Ottinger
Ken Ottinger, Alaska's hot up-and-coming automotive painter, shows his stuff in this detailed step-by-step of a tattooed woman on a hood rendered completely with Wicked Colors.
Airbrush Excellence AWARDS
Where can you find the next generation of airbrush legends? From the results of this year’s competition, you’ll probably find them reading Airbrush Action! See the shining new lights of the industry in our yearly salute to the newest kids on the block.
Air Impotence By Kirk Lybecker
The problem of low or no air may be attributable to the compressor, the airbrush, or even the air hose. The symptoms of this, other than the fact that you aren’t getting enough air, are a grainy spray or no paint at all, that cause intermittent skipping, splattering, and chronic clogging. Kirk Lybecker, airbrush tech to the stars, addresses all causes of air impotence and their happy endings.
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