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  1. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Gravity Guru

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    Here is the beginning stages of a bobcat i decided to try.

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    Now for the fun part the shading and i might try a little scratching.
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    Ok im done for the night.
    Tomorrow i will work on it some more.
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    Looks great!
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    Its getting much better..srarting to get comfortable, but still need to work dagger strokes.
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    They are tricky. I still really suck at them!
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    Nice work mate, I'm glad that you are getting fun now!!! Keep up the good work!!


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    Here is my reference photo.

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    Here is what i did with it. I need to learn values more. This is way to dark. I tried earsing and light scratching on A4 paper and didnt work so good, but here it is. I need to stop before i wear a hole in the paper. Next one is on a board.


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    Was going to start another one but when i went to get gesso boards the board soaked up more gesso so i spent the afternoon gessoing and sanding. And i need to do something with that right ear. Just doesnt look right.
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    This picture actually looked better before i did any scratching on it. Note to self: no s ratchibg on A4 paper. Have about 14 gesso boards that should be ready to go by this afternoon.
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    Paper is great for warm ups, test spraying colour and airbrushing to get your confidence growing, not so great for erasing/scratching, in fact it's no good at erasing/scratching so save yourself the headache
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    Thats why im painting the gesso boards up.i will still use the paper for warmups.
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    You are doing well so far!

    But, the reference image is in my opinion not well suited for airbrushing. It's more of a drawing, or cartoon image, very hard to duplicate with an airbrush. Try to find a monochrome photo of a bobcat instead. Practice on setting the values, shadings first before you go into scratching details. If you haven't done it already, watch these airbrush control videos here - http://www.airbrushtutor.com/tutorials/ - and practice on basics for a couple of days. The time you put into these sessions will pay off many times in the future. Control and patience is everything in this hobby.

    Paper is a great media to paint and erase on, but it has to be a paper suited for airbrushing. If you like paper as your media, look for Schoellershammer Airbrushpaper.

    Keep on with practicing the basics, it can be boring at times, but I promise you'll love them when it starts paying off. :)
    Also, ask lots of questions here.
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    Once you get use to the gesso boards you'll step up to the next level when you start erasing
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    Yep ive watched them several times and have them bookmarked. As for the reference it was cartoonish but it was something i could practice my shading on.i know there isnt any shading in the reference but i use my mind and say ok the light source is coming from this direction here what needs to be done. This would have came out alot better if i would have done one thing and not done another.
    1 I started out to dark (still need to figure out mixing)
    2 not done any scratching.
    But im learning on what not to do and what to do. But the most imporant thing on this piece is i got some control on my H&S Evolution.
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    Great!
    What's your goal with your airbrushing, creating your own art or learning photorealism? Very few people have the talent to set shadows and values free hand, based only on a given direction of light. I'm not one of them... Duplicating a photo is much easier.
    Starting out to dark is mostly related to airbrush control and patience, practice, practice, practice on those tutorials.. :)
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    Yes my control is not there with this brush yet, but it is 100% better than it was a week ago. One week ago i couldnt even spray a line without it spidering. My goal is photorealism, but i like to challenge myself to. Most of the time i do that i bury myself, but i always learn something.
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    Cool, progress is a lot of fun! :)

    Don't make it harder than necessary, save the improvisation until you master the basic stuff. The basics are enough challenge.
    If you practice a lot of strokes, dagger strokes, lines, shades and dots, and master them... you'll be able to paint just about anything photorealistic. Brake down a photorealistic painting and you'll see it is nothing more than a lot of the above techniques, hundreds/thousands of dots, lines, shades and strokes.I learnt the basics from Mitch's tutorials, time well spent.

    What colors are you using?
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    Right now greys and trans black whiteif i need a different shade of grey
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    What brand?
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