Here are the how-to and instructional books that teach you the expert strategies and secret tips to make your creative works look exceptional.
Basic Airbrush Techniques:
A complete course
by Robert Paschal
Learn from Robert Paschal the fundamentals of airbrushing in a foolproof, easy and straightforward method.
Robert covers these concepts and more:
• Introduction to different types of
airbrushes & air sources
• How to clean your airbrush quickly & easily
• Exercises to gain airbrush control
• How to use FrisketFilm
• Creating 3 dimensions with shading
All together in one kit are the necessary materials needed to complete the Exercises in Robert Paschal’s new book, Basic Airbrush Techniques (sold separately).
Included in the Exercise Kit:
• Com-Art Airbrush Paints, 1 oz. Black & Red
• 1 oz. Bottle of Medea Airbrush Cleaner
• 8 Sheets of Artool FrisketFilm
• Iwata Art Knife – For Cutting FrisketFilm
• 5 Double-Sided Pre-Printed Exercise Sheets
Custom Automotive & Motorcycle Airbrushing 101
By Pamela Shanteau
Get inspired to paint like a pro with the definitive guide to custom auto painting.
Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been painting like a pro for years, there’s something to be learned on every page of this detailed, step-by-step book that was written by artists who have survived and thrived in the business for over 30 years.
Full-color professional photographs of the essential tools of the trade along with inspiring masterworks, glossary and troubleshooting guide are included. The assorted tips and words of wisdom sprinkled throughout provide the pointers to not only boost your reputation, but to also save you time and money at every step.
You’ll discover how to paint an intricate coyote skull on a muscular motorcycle, a tricky Ace of Spades Skeleton and a Tiger Bike that comes alive on the pavement. The book concludes by brilliantly showing how the artist created her impressive Draco Dragon from start to finish in all 154 steps so you won’t be left guessing how anything was done.
About the Authors
Award-winning airbrush artist and author Pamela Shanteau has been custom painting professionally for over 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous international art publications, calendars and magazines. She is the best-selling author of The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook, published in 2002. Pam’s instructional DVDs on automotive airbrushing are available through her web site, www.pamelashanteau.com. Pam and her husband Donn Shanteau team up to host airbrushing workshops and appear at conventions nationwide.
Published by Iwata-Medea, the airbrush industry’s leader in delivering superior brushes, compressors, paints and accessories.
Available where Iwata, Medea and Artool products are sold and at select bookstores!
Foreword by Craig Fraser
160 page includes glossy photos and examples of work
A must-have for anyone interested in custom painting
The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook
By Pamela Shanteau
The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook covers every imaginable airbrush application and presents basic information on equipment and mediums, airbrush operation, essential exercises, studio setup and how to develop original source material – all in an easy-to-understand style and format accessible even to beginners. Also featured are special demonstrations by such airbrush luminaries as A.D. Cook, Sheri Hoeger, Kirk “The Dashing Duffer” Lybecker, Andrea Mistretta, Mark Rush and Richard Sturdevant. Experienced airbrushers who have – or who want to start – their own businesses will appreciate the wealth of tips, trips and techniques that are revealed throughout.
The work of Pamela Shanteau encompasses a wide range of applications that includes fantasy and science-fiction art, commercial illustration, automotive embellishment and body art. She teaches workshops at her studio and throughout the United States, has published how-to articles in many trade magazines and is a member of the advisory board of the American Airbrush Association.
160 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
312 full-color illustrations