Hello everyone ! New to the airbrush... I'm a graphite pencil artist, or I try to be, and have been looking for a way to add some color to what I do. Tried color pencils, pastels, water and acrylic with brush, just couldn't achieve anything I liked. My wife bought me an airbrush kit for my birthday, so I've been giving it a real go, but I'm really going no-where so far. I got an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS with a Smart Jet compressor and some Com-Art paints. It's fun, but I can't seem to tame the wild hair trigger, I mean Wow, barely pull back on it and paint flies everywhere. It seems to be too fast of a method for me, but I'm not giving up yet. I love the smooth transitions from lights to darks (light to shadow) and the realism I see in airbrush art - an effect that so far I've only been able to achieve in black & white graphite. (I must admit, I feel I'm wasting my time trying to learn color because I'm a fairly descent pencil artist - but I'm so bored with shades of grey.) I learned about this forum from the Airbrush Tutor when I found his vids on youtube looking for instructions.