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Freehand Lines exercise

Discussion in 'Airbrush Control' started by SiRoxx, Apr 15, 2020.


  1. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Hey Everybody,
    A new video from Alina of the RusAirbrush School has been posted. mid any of you have tried the control exercise from the previous video you’ll know they’re demanding, but very useful. Here is a link to the video, the exercise sheet is linked in the description. Don’t forgot to post some photos of your efforts.

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  2. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Here’s the link to the previous episode for anyone who hasn’t seen or tried it already. Again, the link to the work sheets is in the description.
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  3. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Nice one SI.

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    when I first did this exercise I didn't think it was all that difficult. Then I went back to it and tried it again, boy I was wrong with my first assessment, this is hard as hell HAHA.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Her exercises are tough at first but he more you do them the easier it becomes.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    That’s a totally fair assessment lol. The difficulty i think comes from moving slowly, sticking to the taper of the lines and doing each line in one go.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Also very true, it’s a simple but challenging exercise that really helps control. I go back to them every now and again to keep practicing.
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    I must have a go at this next time I have the brush out.
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Nice one Si :thumbsup:
    Now pinned to the top of the forum for easy finding
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    I'm still really new to airbrushing, so my control is questionable at best. I can do straight horizontal lines pretty well, but my vertical lines look like an EKG. I definitely have got some work to do.
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    I’m not so new to airbrushing and my slow lines still look like a EKG !! And the harder I try and keep it straight the worse it gets lol
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    alcohol helps with that EKG effect :laugh:
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah but there’s a fine line between ‘enough’ and ‘to much’ alcohol lol
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    The tip here... take a shot,try the line!still looking like an EKG take another shot and try again! Keep it up till you can do the line then stop drinking or keep drinking and to hell with the line!;)
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    Handy advise if I’m actually trying to paint an EKG line :)
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    Lol. After about four the straightness of the line becomes less important.


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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    There comes a point when its straight and no longer looking like an EKG line:cool:,after that it all goes out the window!lollollol
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    No the fine line is enough and never enough LOL I have a shot before I start painting to steady my hand .
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    Are we allowed to support our airbrushing hand with the other hand?
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    You are ‘allowed’ to do what ever you need to do in order to airbrush.
    You will see many professionals supporting their hand. There is no right or wrong way to airbrush, just whatever works for you :)
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