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Discussion in 'What would you like to learn here?' started by C0y0te, Jun 25, 2017.


  1. C0y0te

    C0y0te Double Actioner

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    I'm still very much a newbie but I'm already impressed with some of the textures that can be achieved with an airbrush. I would love to know how some of these are done. I saw an advert for a texture course that Dru Blair does which had a wee painting of denim as an example. It's mind-blowing!
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Very Likeable!

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    There are quite a few SBS's in the SBS section of the forum with just about everything you could ever want to do from creating simple skin textures to elaborate textile and carbon fibre effects, you be able to find what tools and texture aids can be used to create these textures and effects, as you've learned fairly quickly with your amazing cat, you don't just rely on your airbrush and paint, in fact some it relies on taking paint away or stopping it getting there in the first place;) you will be amazed what items you have around the home that are normally used for simple domestic tasks mostly around the kitchen, so choose your approach times to that area wisely, a clothes iron to the forehead can speedily kill the creative mood:eek:

    I'm sure you have already dabbled a bit in the SBS section but you seem to have a natural skill so it's worth your while to delve fairly deep in there, but as you go through the incredible amount of information, I would advise a protective helmet since a lot of what you see there may cause you to slap your own forehead painfully hard:) we try to do our best for you but we can't accept responsibility for headaches or damage cause by the head slapping or indeed the clothes iron to the forehead scenario.

    To help you further, there are a range of different texture stencils available which will usually describe with examples what they are best suited for, and as far I know both Dru and Marissa Oosterlee (foxy studios) both have texture kits available which are very very reasonably priced.

    Feel free to start threads with specific questions, I mean, we would get a little "all over the place" trying to explain every single type of texture in this one thread, so just do one step at a time with a question for each one you might want to know about, it's doubtful you would use all of them on one painting, so if you begin a project, stick to the ones you may need for that project, but as I said, you will find a lot of them ate already here:)
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    Thanks Malky. A fellow Scot I presume? I'm from Cumbernauld (God help me :p) N0w residing in Toxteth.
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    Vladimir Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    In post above wise words been said.

    I'd add to search for different materials in malls which sell good for building houses, garden goods etc (I'm lazy to open online translator to find proper translation for "building" shop:)). You'll be surprised how many things from there can be used as stencils and masks. Besides that, there are also a lot of things around you from different spheres of life, which also can be used in ABing.

    I should mention, that with different paints you can achieve different effects. Water based paints sometimes can not give you a possibility to get certain effect you can have with urethane paints.
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    Thanks Vladimir. I watched a tutorial on YouTube of someone using urethanes to get an air bubble effect on a background. It was very effective but doesn't work for water based paints.
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Very Likeable!

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    I'm only 4 miles up the road in Kilsyth, but arrived back here in February just gone after 18 years in Holland, a lot of changes since I was last here:confused::eek::confused:
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    Yep, raid your home. If you can spray through it, it'll create texture, and it can be a time saver. But you can do so many things freehand too so spend some time experimenting making different marks, and filing away how you did it for future ref - even a mistake could become a useful method that you can use sometime.
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    Yeh, drier sheet, cloth, scotchbrite, cotton wool, paper stencils, brush bristles, bits of wire and many more things can be sprayed through to get a texture. Best way to tell is grab something and spray through it to see what you get and if you can afford it go on one of the classes. So much info and experience is gained by doing one.

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    I've been watching tutorials on Youtube too since I still can't afford the classes. Will take note of those tips. Thanks a lot!
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    I'm currently working on a texture tutorial video that might help you out. Hopefully, it will be finished in the next few weeks.
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