BREAKING NEWS! Steve DeMan to teach at Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway 

Steve DeMan, one of the world’s leading and cutting-edge automotive graphic artists will teach LOWRIDER GRAPHICS at the upcoming Las Vegas AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, OCTOBER 7-10 at the NEW Tropicana Hotel. “Steve DeMan has defined and pioneered this genre for many years,” explained airbrush great Jonathan Pantaleon, “and his cars at SEMA were clearly my favorites. This is huge news for the Airbrush Getaway, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store.” For more information, call 800-876-2472 or 732-233-7878 (the details are not yet available online).

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World-class Lowrider Graphics master will teach LOWRIDER GRAPHICS hands-on course at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, Oct 7-10 at the NEW Tropicana Hotel.

Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

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Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

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Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

Steve DeMan is legend in the field of Lowrider graphics, and he will share his knowledge, hands-on, at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 7-10.

The Art of Todd Hansom

It’s always exciting to discover great talent, so we’re proud to introduce airbrush artist, pinstriper

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

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Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Todd Hanson is a master pinstriper and artist; one of the world’s best!

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Todd Hanson is also a premiere sign painter.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Todd Hanson’s age effects, lettering, and pinstriping are world-class.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing on virtually any surface.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing on virtually any surface.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing.

Artist Todd Hanson is a master of faux effects, pinstriping and airbrushing on virtually any surface.

, and sign painter Todd Hanson here and in future issues of AIRBRUSH ACTION MAGAZINE. More of Todd’s work is available at https://www.facebook.com/HansonGraphix.

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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: Should you require money down before you begin a paint job? If so, how much or what percentage?

Down-payment policies vary, but the important thing is to have one in place and make it clear to your client from the get-go. “We require a 50% down payment before starting the project and then expect the rest to be paid upon completion,” says Ryan Loucks of The Art of Design in Elkhart, Indiana. T.A.O.D. specializes in huge projects with steep price tags, like power boats and RVs, so it’s essential for them to get some serious buy-in from every customer.

Others don’t ask for money down. “I only work on new helmets, so I see them kind of as collateral,” says Jason Bartziokas. “Clients send me a helmet they bought, then they pay me in full once I tell them the paint job is finished. If I don’t get paid I can just sell the helmet. So I’m not too stressed about getting a down payment.”

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AIRBRUSH KILLER Q&A: Has anyone ever worked on neon-colored shirts? Are they prepped the same as black shirts?

Neon shirts, a major fad in the 1980s, are making a comeback. “There’s no prep needed, really, because you can paint right on them,” says Terry Hill, master of T-shirt airbrushing. But you do have to keep that background color in mind.

“The majority of T-shirt paints are transparent, so the shirt color is going to come through the design,” Hill explains. “If you spray blue on a neon yellow shirt, for example, what you’ll see is green.” Color contrast is affected, too; fluorescent paint on a neon shirt won’t pop the way it will against a white background. So it’s important to think the design through carefully before you start.

“Fluorescent shirts make very nice backgrounds for sunset designs and such,” Hill finds. “You just have to create your design and make your stencil with the color of the shirt in mind. It can still be contrast-y enough to look great.”

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ATTACK A HAT: Australia’s Ergun Yassur to Teach at Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 6-10!

Radically take your airbrushing to the next level with a new, exciting, and money-making approach to airbrushing! Australia’s Ergun Yassur, of Tatts ‘N’ Caps, has agreed to reveal how he paints his world-renowned, coolest, and most sought-after caps or head-gear at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 6-10, at the New Tropicana Hotel.  “I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to participate in the Airbrush Getaway,” beamed Yassur. “Growing up in 1980s Melbourne I was introduced to hip-hop, in which I fell in love with graffiti art, and I have continued to paint, evolve, and perfect my Graffiti-type style ever since. My major influences, like Airbrush Action Magazine, have kept me motivated in T-shirt and fabric airbushing.”

In this exclusive and elite one-day class, Ergun will teach how to attack a hat, provide exercises for freehand lettering techniques, how to work in tight areas, advanced use of stencils, how to prepare a hat, use of tools to make any hat look brilliant, teach a variety of Yassur’s 30 top-selling designs, working with Createx’s Wicked Colors, and Iwata Airbrushes.

This intensive,Ergun1LO Ergun2LO Ergun4LO Ergun5LO all-hands-on one-day course will take place Monday, October 6 at the New Tropicana Hotel, from 9am to 5pm, or later.  Tuition: $195. Skill Level: Intermediate to Professional. For more information, or to register, please call 732-223-7878 or 800-876-2472 (this course is not yet available on www.airbrushaction.com).

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Killer Airbrush Q&A: Protecting Your Helmet

Anybody have experience with flex additives? I’m painting a skating helmet and want to make sure my paint doesn’t crack if it’s dropped by accident. Do they come in a rattle can? – Anonymous

A little spritz of spray-on clear won’t protect your work. The paint job on a skating helmet has to be tough enough to stand up to hard hits. That’s why the pros pour a small amount of liquid flex additive into their paint before they work. “I’ve used Elasto-O-Actif by Sikkens as a flex additive for years,” says hockey helmet painter Jason BartziokasOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, whose creations were seen on the ice at the Sochi Olympics this year. “I add 10 percent to both my clear coat and my primer.” Watch for new products on the horizon, too. One of the latest is Tamco’s Hi-Impact Clear, specially formulated for use on sports gear.

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Another Brilliant Mark Fredrickson Illustration for Mad Magazine! Seen Here Second!

Kim & Kanye’s Monster Marriage is Mad Magazine’s next cover illustrated by Mark Fredrickson. See more of Mark’s work at http://www.rappart.com/

 

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This Mad Magazine cover image was painted by illustration great Mark Fredrickson.

This Mad Magazine cover image was painted by illustration great Mark Fredrickson.

 

Troy Pierce’s Iwata and Createx Colors T-Shirt Airbrush Step-By-Step

The great Troy Pierce broke from his POWER PORTRAITS duties at the Orlando AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, May 5-9, to perform this demo in the AIRBRUSH MASTERY/T-SHIRT AIRBRUSHING class using  an Iwata airbrush and Createx/Wicked paints. Troy used the Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS bottom-feed airbrush for this demo, and the Iwata Eclipse HP-CS

Pierce applied this Terry Hill stencil with spray adhesive and airbrushed Wicked blue.

Pierce applied this Terry Hill stencil with spray adhesive and airbrushed Wicked blue.

Pierce then removed the stencil.

Pierce then removed the stencil.

The reveal.

The reveal.

Then, Troy airbrushed the same blue around the outer edge of the graphic.

Then, Troy airbrushed the same blue around the outer edge of the graphic.

Using the same color, stippling was accomplished by airbrushing onto the end of a clothes pin, thereby deflecting/bouncing the spray.

Using the same color, stippling was accomplished by airbrushing onto the end of a clothes pin, thereby deflecting/bouncing the spray.

Stippling continued. . . .

Stippling continued. . . .

Stippling complete.

Stippling complete.

Wicked Yellow was airbrushed.

Wicked Yellow was airbrushed.

The name in Wicked black.

The name in Wicked black.

The downstrokes were thickened.

The downstrokes were thickened.

Voila.

Voila.

A Wicked Violet drop shadow was applied lightly

A Wicked Violet drop shadow was applied lightly

Wicked Opaque Blue was used to accent the centers of the letters.

Wicked Opaque Blue was used to accent the centers of the letters.

Wicked White highlights were added to the letters, and the design was complete.  Even watching Troy airbrush this relatively simple design was still a big treat. His airbrush, teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.

Wicked White highlights were added to the letters, and the design was complete. Even watching Troy airbrush this relatively simple design was still a big treat. His airbrush, teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.

top-feed airbrush for  teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.


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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: My Air Compressor’s Air Really Smells!

Q: I have the Terry Hill Silentair air compressor (6-gallon pancake model). Although I drain the compressor daily after every use, the air coming out smells. How do I fix that? I changed out all the moisture traps. I have a 25-foot air hose running from the air compressor to my manifold. The compressor and hose are at least 10 years old. I change the oil at least once a year. Could it be the compressor hose getting old and breaking down from the inside? Any suggestions?SilairCompressorSilairComp2

A: The smell is common to all silent air compressors and due mostly to the compressor overheating or running very hot. The smell is actually from the scorched oil, so I would suggest changing the oil as well as the air intake filter. Don’t use any other oil than the stuff from Silentaire. I’ve tried oils from other companies but Silentaire has the best. The compressor has a fan built in to cool it but I usually add a second fan to keep mine extra cool when I know I’ll be pushing the compressor hard.

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FREE VIDEO: HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT YOUR AIRBRUSH, OPTIMIZE YOUR AIRBRUSH’S PERFORMANCE with Terry Hill

Work faster, smarter, and more efficiently with a perfectly performing airbrush! Airbrush legend Terry Hill reveals how to maintain and troubleshoot your Iwata airbrush for maximum performance using Createx paints. Subjects include tip dry, clogged air hole, top- and bottom-feed airbrushes, how to protect your needle, why paint with a “bare” needle, tansparent vs opaque colors, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC_8DLp7hs

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