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Discussion in 'Color the World!' started by Jimmyfingerz, Jan 18, 2018.


  1. musicmacd

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    Dru will be there in June /July I think, that’s where I would be spending my cash :)
    Sorry man I’m in Oz :)
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    Thats all good.
    I’ll keep an eye out for dates, at least June/July gives me time to get a good grasp on the fundmentals so i’ll probably take away from a paid course.
    Would you say his buffer approach is worth learning? Obviously your artwork speaks for itself but do you take the approach you learned from his course into your artwork?
    Sorry for the 20 questions
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    Completely! I don’t believe I would be at the level I’m achieving now without following and practicing what was taught, I can not speak highly enough for Dru and his methods! He is in a class of his own, I think the biggest thing I took from his first course was the colour theory! It taught me how to see and how my vision and brain work against us :)
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    Different style all together. But if you’re thinking about taking a class Jimmyfingerz, check out Mick Neil at The Airbrush Academy. They do a range of courses, and although I can’t vouch myself as I haven’t been to one, the feed back is really good. They’re UK based as well, so even better


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    I think I stumbled on his SiRoxx earlier so I shall have a proper look later
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    The first training course I will buy will be from Mitch.
    1. He's responsible for this sweet forum.
    2. He's just like hey, wanna paint like me? Ok I can teach you that.
    3. I've never seen him trash talk other artists
    4. He doesn't use any hard sales tactics
    5. He doesn't claim to have any secret revolutionary product or method you can only possibly learn by paying him
    6. He's just that cool
    7. Last but not least, His work is great, If I could only paint like him Id be pretty happy
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    8. He believes in spreading the love ............of airbrushing lol
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    I can't stand watching Mitch's videos - he makes everything look so easy! lol But yeah those are some good points- I like how his audio is very good quality, hes not just droning on and on, and he allows you to see exactly what he is doing. Maybe I'm just a moron but a lot of videos I've watched just don't show it very well... like yeah I see the guy moving the airbrush but I don't understand what's going on.
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    His ultimate control course so far is awesome.
    I’m pulling lines and doing fades fairly well for someone with minimal experience so I couldn’t give the guy enough praise.
    He’s helping me no end
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    His style is definitely not my strong point and I struggle to try. It's just soooo much freehand. Thats part of why I like trying though. working on my weakest aspects
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    double post, Monday mornings are not my strong point :(
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    Come on Mitch!! Too busy with the girl :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Oooo.... I was just about to get myself in a WHOLE LOTTA :poo: with what my initial reply was gonna be lollol I like being admin waaay to much to comment on @airbrushtutor ’s escapades away from the forum :whistling:
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    I and many others are intrigued now :glasses:
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    What ever he’s upto I’m sure he’s having a great time! He looks in good form on FBlol
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    No intrigue , I was going to quote his forum motto, but the there was mention of his love life, and it just sounds sooooo wrong when you mix them together!
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    This is slightly misinforming and I should correct myself here.
    Darkening (technically desaturating ,thanks macd) is often best done to cool colors by adding a little of its compliment.
    Do this with a warm color and youll get brown, or at least a muddy color. Usually avoided.
    To take advantage of this you can make complimentary greys and lean them toward a color rather than using black and white added to a color because that comes out dull.
    For vibrancy avoid adding black to a color which already has white since its the same as adding grey and gets you a dull color.

    Of course break the "rules" if you want muddy or dull colors
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    What’s the best way to add complimentary greys?
    Is it best to buy a grey toned set of paint or mix your own? Also I think I read on here if you mix your own colours into another bottle it only has a certain shelf life so would it be advisory to mix some greys before you start a painting if the painting requires different tones.

    Can I get an explanation about how to make a colour lean to a specific colour too please as this is terminology I have seen a lot the last few days but am struggling to understand it a bit.
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    Id just mix my own.
    You can mix your own colors into another bottle without worrying about shelf life as far as I know. Just dont add reducer.
    Leaning just means it has a bit more of that color in it;
    Brown isnt just brown, it can be reddish or orangish or yellowish.
    purple isnt just purple it can be reddish or blueish, so if its redish its a red leaning purple.

    If you mean to mix complementary greys, the best way is to add a little warm to cool, then whiten to taste.
    They will simply be less dull made this way compared to making grey from black and white then adding bits of color, and you can lean them toward the cool color. Then use them as you wish.
    Blueish grey compliments orange, Purpley grey compliments yellow and so forth.

    The last post in this thread I put up a little demo pic.
    http://www.airbrushforum.org/threads/bright-lights-and-drunken-nights.19766/page-2#post-302982
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    Heres the slippery part about leaning;
    At the top is colanyl violet
    To the bottom right are the results of mixing in yellow. Its red-brown, you can add back violet or more yellow and never get grey.
    Bottom left is the result of adding yellow and some blue.
    The middle two are just with white added for emphasis.

    If you had to guess which way this violet leaned it would be hard to say but I think a lot of people would guess blue.
    The mixing results show that it in fact leans red ,so a yellow-green would actually be its compliment.

    Violet/yellow is by far the most sensitive combination to try and get a grey just right.
    violet.jpg
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