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Whether you want to custom paint graphics on the hood of your hot rod, the tank of your motorcycle, a fine-art canvas, or a T-shirt, mastering the art of airbrushing is the key to bringing your vision to life.

Expert custom painter and author JoAnn Bortles takes the beginner through the first steps of becoming an airbrush artist with How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She starts by explaining how to choose and buy equipment, how to master strokes and air pressure, and the materials and accessories a painter will need. And when you’re ready to move on to portraits, metal effects, complex stencils, landscapes and more, Bortles gives you the tools to tackle more difficult projects.

Drawing on years of expertise and writing in a laidback style, JoAnn Bortles eases you into the world of airbrushing like no other instructor can. So if you’re intimidated by the thought of that first pull of the airbrush trigger, How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques is the place to start.

 

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Clear, step-by-step lessons from the master in the technology and techniques of airbrush art for any vehicle or surface.

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JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, shares her curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist. In a linear, step-by-step fashion, Bortles guides you through a series of projects, and provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects of your own—along the way explaining not only what to do, but why. Unlike other books about airbrushing, this one is not confined to particular kinds of vehicles or surfaces; it covers all types of cars and motorcycles—any “canvas” the aspiring airbrush artist might choose to paint.

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Airbrush painting is an art like any other, requiring talent and skill; but it is also a technology that, more than other art forms, calls for technical mastery of equipment used in the process. JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, has developed a teaching curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist-an approach that frees her students to develop their own airbrush art. How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques presents this curriculum in a logical, step-by-step fashion. Along with guiding readers through a series of projects, Bortles also provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects. Not only does her book explain what to do in a clear, easy-to-follow way, it explains why.

About the Author

JoAnn Bortles owns Crazy Horse Painting in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a highly regarded custom paint shop used by many of todays top chopper and hot-rod builders. Vehicles she has painted have appeared on the covers of major magazines, including Easyriders and American Iron. An accomplished writer and photographer, JoAnn is the author of MBIs How to Custom Paint Your Car, How to Paint Your Motorcycle, and How to Custom Paint Your Motorcycle. Her technical articles have appeared in The Horse magazine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Basic Equipment

Chapter 2: The Basic Tools and Supplies

Chapter 3: Airbrush Theory and Preparation

Chapter 4: The Basic Movements: Learning to Use Your Airbrush

Chapter 5: Using Frisket Film and Other Tricks

Chapter 6: Metal and Surface Texture Effects

Chapter 7: Working With Stencil Layers

Chapter 8: Airbrushing a Wolf

Chapter 9: Creating a Vector Drawing and Using a Plotter

Chapter 10: Using Complex Stencils: Airbrushing on a Guitar

Chapter 11: Using Liquid Frisket or Spray Mask

Chapter 12: Airbrushing an Eagle

Chapter 13: Painting Skin Tone and the Human Face

Chapter 14: Troubleshooting and Care of Your Airbrush

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760323991
Author:
Bortles, Joann
Publisher:
Motorbooks International
Foreword:
Blair, Dru
Author:
Blair, Dru
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Airbrush art
Subject:
Techniques - Airbrush
Subject:
Automotive - Customizing
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Airbrush
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color Ill: 425
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.71x8.24x.66 in. 1.62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Clear, step-by-step lessons from the master in the technology and techniques of airbrush art for any vehicle or surface.
"Synopsis" by , JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, shares her curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist. In a linear, step-by-step fashion, Bortles guides you through a series of projects, and provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects of your own—along the way explaining not only what to do, but why. Unlike other books about airbrushing, this one is not confined to particular kinds of vehicles or surfaces; it covers all types of cars and motorcycles—any “canvas” the aspiring airbrush artist might choose to paint.
"Synopsis" by ,
Airbrush painting is an art like any other, requiring talent and skill; but it is also a technology that, more than other art forms, calls for technical mastery of equipment used in the process. JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, has developed a teaching curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist-an approach that frees her students to develop their own airbrush art. How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques presents this curriculum in a logical, step-by-step fashion. Along with guiding readers through a series of projects, Bortles also provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects. Not only does her book explain what to do in a clear, easy-to-follow way, it explains why.
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