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Javier Soto's Power Portraits 2-Disc DVD Set available now!

Power Portraits, the long-awaited DVD from master portrait painter Javier Soto, includes step-by-step instruction on color theory, how to render facial features, flesh tones, troubleshooting problems such as paint settling, hot spots, blowouts, tip dry, pigment migration, puddling, and spidering, how to use an electric eraser, fiber pen, and razor knife for highlighting and detailing, how to render skin pores, the nuances of painting teeth and hair, working with cool and warm colors, how to evaluate the progress of your painting, use of the Artograph LED digital projector, use of Wicked Colors, and much more.

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Airbrush Action delivers to its readers the exciting world of airbrush, airbrushing, airbrush artists, art, and other cutting-edge forms of painting. Editorial includes use of stencils, airbrush makeup, airbrush tanning, body art, the spectrum of paint brands and colors, array of kits, airbrush sets, brushes, models, airbrush tattoo, airbrush compressor, compressors, paint, Iwata airbrushes (trigger, double-action, single action, price) and tons more. The airbrush is one of the most dynamic art tools available and Airbrush Action has been demonstrating that for more than 26 years.

Want to learn how to airbrush? Register in the upcoming Airbrush Getaway Workshops. Register online or call 1-800-232-8998

Feature Stories and Updates from Airbrush Action

===> Click here to buy a copy - November - December 2012 Digital Issue

Cover Story. page 30. PAINTING DENA By Dru Blair
If you’re still unconvinced that photorealist guru Dru Blair’s Dena is a painting, then you’ll want to make a bee-line to this incredible and detailed step-by-step. According to Mr. Blair, “Latex is a fantastic material to paint, but can present some challenges to render convincingly due to the variety of distinct edges it possesses. The other challenge represented here was the subtle nuances of the hands and arms, which at times, seem to almost disappear into the white background."

18. Blast From the Past By Steve Vandemon
The great Vandemon guides readers, step-by-step, through the niche process of antique restoration (the thrust of his work these days) on a 1925 clock-face gas pump.

22. Taking Airbrush Art to New Heights By John Stahr

26. EYE SEE By Johannes Wessmark
I See, the cover art of the Swedish version of Johannes Wessmark’s new book, was rendered almost completely in airbrush as demonstrated in detail here.

38. THE RETURN OF SCARFACE! By Glenn Ferguson
One of the most memorable scenes in “bad guy” cinematic history has to be Al Pacino’s machine gun solo at the end of Scarface, the infamous 1983 movie.

52. T-SHIRT TACTICS: THE HAND By Gary Worthington
Top airbrush pro Gary Worthington gifts our readers with instruction on how to create a T-shirt design that’s been a hot seller for 18 years!

56. Vinyl Plotters: Vector Artwork By Scott Mackay
Scott Mackay reveals his effective approach to creating artwork from scratch and cleaning it up for printing and plotting in a quick, time-efficient manner.

62. 2013 AIRBRUSH BUYER’S GUIDE
The process of choosing the right airbrush to meet your needs can be a complicated task, whether you’re upgrading to a better model or simply buying your first gun.

74. Airbrush Action Feature Bike: Custom Ink
“A bike with a full-body tattoo,” is how Jeff Urman, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, described the Harley he designed and painted this past Spring. Custom Ink took over eight weeks, non-stop, to complete.

76. ALMOST INSTANT PATINA By Howie Nisgor
“Because the aged or worn look is trending currently, I thought I’d offer my “instant patina” approach in addition to John Hannukaine’s superb step-by-step in the previous issue.”

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In this issue

COVER: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012
Airbrush Action hired Don Kates, of Shooters Images, Inc., to photograph a pictorial on the beautifully custom painted motorcycles of Sturgis 2012, the world’s largest motorcycle rally.

Page 20 - Leon Rainbow By Sheri Lynn Meyers

Page 24 - Getting Grungy By Mike Lavallee

Page 28 - Rhianna’s Power Portrait By Javier Soto

Page 36 - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012

Page 40 - Johannes Wessmark: Trending Photorealist

Page 52 - 1973 Corvette Stingray on a T-Shirt By Luc Boivin

Page 60 - 2013 PAINT BUYER’S GUIDE

Page 72 - American Sign Museum is Served! By Wade Swormstedt

Page 74 - Weathered Signage By John Hannukaine

* The digital issue in Flipbook format is compatible with web browsers in computers, notebooks and mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

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In this issue

COVER:  MITCH KIM’s SKINSTRIPING  By Mary D’Aloisio
Mitch Kim was striping a Harley for a friend one day in 2007, and a brilliant idea popped into existence. “It was kind of a fluke—my friend had this gal with him that was a topless dancer, so I made a joke.” Said Kim. “I was like, ‘Let me stripe your boobs, and let’s make a poster.’ Kim shares the finer points and pitfalls of pinstriping onto skin.

18.  Multi-Layered Masks Uncovered  By Scott Mackay

24.  A New Hampshire Classic: Laconia Motorcycle Week

28.  BLACK LIGHT PAINTING  By Jeff Jackson

32.  Secret Priesthood of Airbrush?  By Bethany Duvall

52.  T-SHIRT TACTICS: CRAB ISLAND  By Eddie Davis

58.  ALANGER 1/35th SCALE T-28 SOVIET MEDIUM TANK

62.  ANNUAL PROJECTOR BUYER’S GUIDE

72.  BETWEEN THE LINES: ENCORE! Self-Promotion Mailbox Part 2

>> Click here to buy a copy - 2012 May June Issue

17. Ryno’s Lucky FX, A Step-By-Step

22. Fusion Koi By Scott Mackay

26. Chor-Boogie: Aerosol Virtuoso By Jodi Lee Reifer

34. Stylized Thruster: Hydro Shock By Eddie Davis

40. AIRBRUSHING A LEATHER Bomber JACKET By Luc Boivin

52. REVVED-UP! By Jon

58. 1984 Lakenheath Vark Hobby Boss By Brandon Dodge

62. Stencils, Up-Selling & Walk-Aways By Tom Griener

74. Pinstriping a Mailbox with Flames By Jim Hetzler 82. Tiny Bubbles By Kirk Lybecker

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In this issue

Of Airbrush and Tatoo: 2 Masters Share Their Insight

12 Steps to A Hotselling T-Shirt Design

LA Lowrider Show

Model Car Painting Basics

2012 Compressor Buyer's Guide

Your Design On A SATA Gun

Learn to Paint This Cover's Sexy Pin-up

Gangbusters on Gold Leaf: Step by Step

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IN THIS ISSUE: Cover Image: Javier Soto - The Clown Prince of Airbrushing

Inside:

- Alan Pastrana To Teach Power Portraits at the Airbrush Getaway Workshops

- SEMA Show: 2012's Freshest Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and More! - Recycle An Old T-Shirt Design In 14 Steps

- Technology Helps Re-create A Classic Harley - Save $100 On A Silentaire Compressor!

- Galactic Spartan Body Art: Step by Step |  Save A Blade: Let Your Plotter Do The Cutting | Kit Model Painting | New! Evolution CR Plus Twin Action Airbrush |  And more! 84 Pages

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Stylized Thruster: Hydro Shock demonstrates, step-by-step, how to paint a killer skull and sea serpent onto a surfboard using Createx and Wicked Colors.

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http://store.airbrushaction.com/eddie-davis-stylized-thruster-hydro-shock/

All phases of the process are covered, including surface prep and clearing.

YOU'LL LEARN

- Surface prep
- Intro to 3D modeling using Sculptress software
- How to transfer artwork to the surfboard
- Use of Artograph's LED projector
- How to paint on a polyurethane resin surface
- How to work on an odd-shaped surface
- Advanced use of freehand shields
- How to use overly reduced paint to build depth & soft focus
- Top- and bottom-feed airbrushes
- Use of improvised items to create special f/x
- Use of an electric eraser for highlighting
- T-shirt techniques for hard surfaces
- How to clear a surfboard
- Use of opaque colors for lighting f/x
- Masking with RTape
- Use of multiple images to create a theme

132 minutes - DVD Format

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http://store.airbrushaction.com/eddie-davis-stylized-thruster-hydro-shock/

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Airbrush Action delivers to its readers the exciting world of airbrush, airbrushing, airbrush artists, art, and other cutting-edge forms of painting. Editorial includes use of stencils, airbrush makeup, airbrush tanning, body art, the spectrum of paint brands and colors, array of kits, airbrush sets, brushes, models, airbrush tattoo, airbrush compressor, compressors, paint, Iwata airbrushes (trigger, double-action, single action, price) and tons more. The airbrush is one of the most dynamic art tools available and Airbrush Action has been demonstrating that for more than 26 years.