“Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work.”
November - December 2012 Airbrush Action Magazine
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.”