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Archive | January, 2013


Bill Riedel – Airbrush Artist Profile

Location: New Jersey Company: Riedel Sign Company Website: Bio: Self-taught, Bill Riedel has been doing sign work, airbrushing and pinstriping since 1954. His work has been featured in Sign of the Times and Sign Builder magazines. Riedel also published a how-to article on gold leafing in Signcraft magazine. Contact:  

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Andy Anderson – Airbrush Artist Profile

Location: Nashville, TN Specialty: Screen-printing, Motorcycles, Vans, T-shirts, Technical Writing Website: Bio: Working on his own motorcycle as a young teenager, Andy taught himself how to airbrush and found the passion for the art in 1968. In 1976, he opened Anderson Studio, Inc. a custom shop focusing on motorcycles, vans, tour buses, and, ultimately, T-shirt screen printing. […]

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Blazing Six String by Jan Larkman (Airbrushing flames on a guitar)

Think hot-rodding is only for cars? Think again. Artist Jan Larkman flames out a  guitar. Hot-rodding a guitar is a project I’ve wanted to undertake for quite some time. After doing some paintings on motorcycle gas tanks with Createx Auto Air — jamming, if you will — I finally bought my canvas, a used guitar. […]

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Airbrush Tutorial: Mastering Diamond Plate by Craig Fraser

PDF file: Click here to download the PDF File by Craig Fraser “Everything you wanted to know about your new stencils,…but were afraid I to ask.” For the uninitiated, this column instructs on the use and techniques of all stencils in the innovative Artool line, from ullmasters to FX to FlameA-Rama, and anything else we have […]

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Doug Orr – Airbrush Artist – Profile

Location: Orange County, California Website: Bio: A natural artist, drawing since the age of seven, Doug Dorr looked up to his father, George Dorr, a custom car builder who took his son to car shows, where he met Von Dutch, Ed Roth and other pinstripers. He taught himself how to airbrush using a car […]

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Mastering Car Designs By Kent Lind

Mastering Car Designs By Kent Lind

PDF file: Click here to download the PDF File For these installments of T-shirt Tactics, I’m going to share my thoughts on how to paint a vehicle on a shirt. My approach to is very formulaic and metered. ” I don’t consider it very flashy, but it produces a very high quality shirt design that I […]

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Ghost Flames – Tutorial

Ghost Flames, PDF file: Click here to download the PDF File Step 1 After wet sanding with 800-grit sand paper, I clean the surface with a tack cloth before taping. Step 2 Before laying out the flame design, I place a piece of 1/8-inch tape dead center of the hood to aid in lining up my […]

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Intro to Vinyl Plotters – Airbrush Action Boot Camp

Intro to Vinyl Plotters – PDF file: Click here to download the PDF File THOUGH CONSIDERED A STANDARD TOOL IN THE sign business (and a threat to customp painters) with their production of inexpensive signs, lettering, and graphics, plotters are increasingly finding their place in the custom paint and airbrush world. From concept to finish masking, vinyl […]

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Airbrush Tutorial: “Piracy” by Craig Fraser

Click here to download the PDF File REMEMBER THAT JUST BECAUSE THIS IS AN AUTOMOTIVE COLUMN DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO stick to painting cars and bikes. These stencils can be used for everything from body art, to wall murals, to cake decorating, and they’re made with a solvent-proof polymer, so you don’t have to […]

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Troy Pierce – Airbrush Artist – Profile

Eliminating most of the sharp lines from your work will make it more photographic. Locale: Panama City, Florida Specialty: Portraits Cred: Nationally known for his photo-real airbrush portraits, Troy Pierce exhibits and teaches all over the United States. He won  rst prize in the annual Living Art Expo in Key West, and his work is featured […]

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Eddie Davis – Airbrush Artist Profile

“Set realistic goals.” Locale: Fort Walton Beach, Florida Website: Specialty: Skulls Cred: Eddie Davis has been airbrushing professionally in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida area since 1989. He has worked with House of Kolor and Iwata/Medea at SEMA, was a winner of the 2009 Coast Airbrush Deck Competition, and airbrushed the custom street rods of Captains Andy and […]

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