Hey guys, very sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this page, but we were slammed by Hurricane Sandy. Airbrush Action is based just a mile or two from the New Jersey Shore, and we have suffered a week of no power, no land-line phones, extremely limited gas (three+ hour waits on mile+ long lines), devastation to homes and property, not to mention a death toll. Airbrush Action cannot operate without phones and power, which is why you’ve been unable to get through or that we’ve been unable to respond to you. Please be patient as we get through this. I’m hoping that we’ll have electric in a day or two and reopen our doors. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Let’s use our collective thoughts and prayers for those who have suffered great loss and hardship. Warm wishes from the Airbrush Action family.
From an event organizer’s perspective, the Airbrush Getaway is a whopper to produce, involving the prep and shipment of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, the onsite marathon setup and breakdown, and all the other logistical headaches before, during, and after. However, it’s one of the most rewarding and gratifying things that we do here, a true labor of love. Last week’s Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway was one of our best thanks to a wonderful and most enthusiastic group of attendees and a terrific team of instructors and support staff. Also, the Tropicana Hotel, a new venue for us, was a perfect fit for our group with renovated guest rooms, great restaurants, and 23,000 square feet of meeting space. Also, its location on the strip is an added benefit. The group chemistry at the Vegas Getaway was truly magical, and I look forward to seeing many returning students in February (18-22). Also, please forgive me for missing many days last week, but I was inundated at the Getaway, and was so spent by end of day, that I typically sacrificed dinner for bed!
I arrived Las Vegas last night in preparation of the Airbrush Getaway (Oct 8-12 at the NEW Tropicana Hotel), which commences Monday and ends Friday. I’ll be posting video blogs and tons of photos daily, so stay tuned here and to our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AirbrushActionMag. We’re still accepting registration, so if you’d like to attend you may call my cell phone: 732-233-7007. I look forward to seeing you at the Getaway, the world’s best airbrush immersion program.
A great sports metaphor for the Airbrush Getaway is that it’s the Super Bowl of airbrushing. Clearly, there is no other hands-on airbrush workshop program like it in the world with twelve 4-day classes, five 1-day classes, and some of the world’s best talent as your instructors. The Getaway is designed to take your artwork to the next level with cutting-edge techniques, the introduction of new products and, best of all, to teach you how to make more money as an artist. It’s truly a dynamic event, one that many can’t afford not to attend. In fact, here are the two most common comments I hear from alumni: 1. What they learned in the four or five days at an Airbrush Getaway would take months or years to learn on their own, and 2. Many have marveled that they’ve been able to recover their investment on attending a Getaway in one day, a weekend, a week! A slogan we recently adopted kind of says it all: Come as students, leave as friends, return as family. Anyway, there are seats still available, and if you’d like to attend you may call me personally at 732-223-7878. I hope to hear from you.
Pinup greats Armando Huerta and Jon Hul will appear at the upcoming Airbrush Getaway at the NEW Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel, October 8-12. They will paint works in progress, answer questions, and reveal how they render flesh tones and a variety of textures. For more information or to register, please call 800-876-2472 or 732-223-7878 for international callers. www.airbrushaction.com
This gallery of spray gun cups was shot at the Anest-Iwata, Iwata-Medea booth at SEMA 2011. I really appreciate intricate paint work on small surfaces, and these examples deliver big time. Let me know if you like them. Also, please be sure to read yesterday’s Airbrush Getaway alert regarding the hotel registration deadline. By the way, you guys have been the best in following this site and being so supportive.
I’m very excited to report here first that Javier Soto’s Power Portraits DVD arrived late Friday afternoon and will start shipping on Monday, September 10. A whopping 3 1/2 hours long, this comprehensive instructional title is a 2-disc set that retails for only $29.95 and is available through Airbrush Action magazine, Chicago Airbrush, Coast Airbrush, Dixi Art, TCP Global, and other airbrush outlets. Mr. Soto deserves big kudos for going the extra mile to reveal all you’ll need to know to render professional caliber portraits. Power Portraits is a must-see title.