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Any airbrush users out there??

Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by Matt Wrigh, Sep 17, 2019.

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  1. Matt Wrigh

    Matt Wrigh Senior Member

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    So I'm thinking about purchasing an airbrush system but dont really know what sort of specs I should be looking for. I plan to use it for doing canvas work mostly. Is there a set up that's better for graff. than others?
     
  2. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Hey bro, I airbrush custom cars and bikes, and I can recommend iwata hp-c. It’s a relatively cheap entry level airbrush but good enough for professional work.
    I wouldn’t waste money on a Venturi feed brush, get a good gravity feed one. The iwata hp-c set me back about $350 Australian.
     
  3. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Also, forgot to mention, get a dual action airbrush. Single action airbrushes are complete rubbish
     
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    Denlo Senior Member

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    Denlo Senior Member

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  7. Matt Wrigh

    Matt Wrigh Senior Member

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    All your work is dope man!! Have you tried any graff. with it??
     
  8. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Thanks man, nah never tried graff with it. I should give it a go though. It would be easier than spray cans though, a little more time consuming, but fuck you could get some clean lines from it, and heaps finer detail.
    I’ll give it a go soon. I’m restoring an old motorcycle at the moment so that’s taking up most of my time. Once I get the bike back on the road I’ll get into it
     
  9. Matt Wrigh

    Matt Wrigh Senior Member

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    Nice......theres def. alot of cool pieces on line done with airbrush and they basically look like blackbook pieces done on canvas. The detail is insane. I have to use markers for the fine details on my canvas now and that limits alot of the effects I can do!! I will probably buy the system you recommended as it seems like a good set to learn with. Much appreciated!!
     
  10. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    If you get a roll of application tape, used in sign writing, stick it on, sketch your design on, you can cut bits out with a scalpel and paint, and back mask, pretty much create your own stencil to get real sharp lines, then just free hand all your detail, shading and highlights.
     
  11. Matt Wrigh

    Matt Wrigh Senior Member

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    That's what I do now but it's super time consuming and tedious. It's also hard to freehand shade/fade with acrylic markers. I will probably still use this technique but the airbrush will def. be a fun new tool for the toolbox:)
     
  12. globe4

    globe4 Senior Member

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    cool thread, am a bit interested in airbrush myself tbh, pretty much into those 80s chrome logos and stuff.

    and damn Denlo, that pieces look dope you're pretty good at that shit bro.
     
  13. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Thanks man. It’s pretty simple if you have a little bit of artistic talent, don’t need much just the basics of perspective, and light and shade, the rest is just fucking about with the airbrush until you get a good feel for how it behaves. Like I said though, a good dual action gravity feed brush is the way to go. Single action and Venturi feed are fucking impossible to get good results from.
     
  14. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Denlo Senior Member

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    It’s still time consuming with the airbrush but I find it’s worth it because you can get much better shading/highlights/ effects with it than you’ll ever get with markers or even a paint brush.
    What country are you in? There’s a legend in Australia who runs courses, and he’s fucking brilliant.
     
  16. Matt Wrigh

    Matt Wrigh Senior Member

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    I'm in the US. I'm sure I can find some lessons on line or at a local college. I think alot of it for me will just be tinkering with it and developing a comfort with it!!
     
  17. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Well good luck with it man, let us know how you go. It’s a fucking amazing medium, far less limited than any other drawing/painting. It’ll blow your mind.
     
  18. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Here is a piece done by the guy who taught me how to drive the airbrush. It’s seth enslow’s harley. This guy is awesome. Makes most of us look like kindergarten fingerpainters. 04E10385-AA58-4845-B366-68E1F2B461CF.jpeg
     
  19. Denlo

    Denlo Senior Member

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    Fuck off urban ya weird Cunt
     
  20. PeskDos

    PeskDos Elite Member

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    Thats some badass work denlo