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Discussion in 'How to Control an Airbrush' started by airbrushjeff, May 14, 2017.


  1. airbrushjeff

    airbrushjeff Young Tutorling

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    I have practiced a lot of dots and line work, but not on a formal worksheet. They are great they really show how much work I have yet to do .. I am very inconsistent and still struggle with the most basic exercises. Any advice on getting past this stage. Getting very discouraged

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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Don't be so hard on yourself Jeff those don't look bad at all! what pressure are you using?Looking at what you posted you might be spraying at a little to high of pressure try lowering it a little so you don't get the over spray your getting it will also help with your control of the lines and dots!
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Ditto what basepaint said.
    When you're fed up with dots and lines try utilizing a kids colouring book, practice blends and shadows.
    The exercise sheets are about building confidence and technique. Learning where the paint hits, where your lines start and stop and building up the consistent accuracy. Doing 100 sheets if your accuracy isn't improving is pointless.
    Your dots should be darker to lighter of the same size per row, the edge of the circle should be hitting the boundary lines each time.
    There is no reason why you can't do the 'eye' exercise, it (like all artwork) it utilizes dots and daggers
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    airbrushjeff Young Tutorling

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    Thanks for replies basepaint and JackEb.. .. I will try lower air pressure change my practice routine.. I do something with airbrushing every day, most of the time its painting others its learning Inkscape and stencils etc. So I will be trying this today thanks again.
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    Shwiru Young Tutorling

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    How's your progress? I just finished my first ever session practicing dots and lines and they look worse than yours did. Lol
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Pics or we don’t believe you :p
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    musicmacd Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Just keep going!

    I did dots and lines for a bit then got on with the eye as I found it more interesting :)
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    Shwiru Young Tutorling

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    Sorry for the duplicate post. Trying to figure out how to post a pic.
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    Shwiru Young Tutorling

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    Got tired of drills so got a fun chicken coloring book.
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    Shwiru Young Tutorling

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  11. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Wow talk about a funky chicken! :thumbsup: That looks great and I bet it was more fun than dots and lines.
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    Robbyrockett2 Detail Decepticon!

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    If anyone tells you they did dots,daggers and lines until they were perfect before they moved on, theyre lying.
    Do some art, go back back to the dots daggers and lines all the time. Do a sheet before you play with each project.
    It will help tremendously to see for yourself how it actually applies and you'll have a lot more fun.

    It's like washer drills with a rifle.
    You just have to go shoot too, noone expects you to do washer drills til theyre perfect and then go out and be a sniper all of the sudden.
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