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SPECTRUM Fantastic Art Live 4
By Jerry LoFaro
In its fourth consecutive year, Kansas City, Missouri, was transformed as a destination into the imagination as Spectrum Fantastic Art Live held court at The Kansas City Convention Center May 22-24. Awe-inspiring art by many of the top artists in science fiction and fantasy was the star, along with many panel discussions and painting demonstrations that were well attended by both professionals and students.
Brand Spankin’ Old
By Jeremy Seanor
From expressive, one-of-a-kind fading to world-weary aging, enthusiasts everywhere are gravitating to that “barn find,” worn look on vehicles, motorcycles, signage, and more. Thankfully, artist Jeremy Seanor, of Lucky Strike Designs Custom Paint, was willing to reveal his secrets to rapid aging techniques on virtually any surface.
By Jon Hul
This most tasteful image of the iconic Bettie Page was beautifully rendered on illustration board by Jon Hul.
By Matthew Bain
SignElements is a new internet service that boasts an impressive and affordable collection of 3.5 million hi-res royalty-free stock images for all your art and sign making needs.
Refuse to Sink
By Gary Worthington
The “lovers” category of name designs is trending strong this year, according to airbrush great Gary Worthington. This genre includes all the hearts and beach scenes that have two names for those wanting to tell the world they’re in love or may have just gotten married.
Annual Projector Buyer’s Guide
If you wish to achieve perfect size and scale of an image in record time, digital projectors are the way to go. Airbrush Action guides you through the models, features, and nuances of this very necessary equipment. Artograph introduces a new realm of LED digital art projection with three new projectors to fit any need or budget.
Model Mastery: How to Paint a 1/25th Scale 1967 Dodge Charger Funny Car
By Rob “Mad Modeler” Glucksman
What do you do when your model kit’s decals don’t fit the body? Paint the graphic yourself, of course!
The Iwata Needle Packing Set: Function, Maintenance, & Replacement
By Roger Scovell
The hidden needle packing set of an Iwata Eclipse is a mystery to most who use this airbrush. Yet, it plays a vital role in the Eclipse’s performance.
Hot Rod Vault: Plymouth Prowler
By Sam Radoff
“Here’s a fun paint job I did for the Chrysler Corporation in 1998. They wanted a hot rod look painted on one of the new Plymouth Prowlers…“