Airbrush Kits | Do I Need To Buy An Expensive Airbrush

I’m going to focus on the basics iwata airbrush, so this is going to be a very very simple introduction to air brushing a few things that you really need to know let’s get into it right now okay so before I take you through a few basic exercises, the first real thing that you need to know is there’s two different types of air brushes there’s a double action air brush which is what I’m holding here and a single action air brush single action means that when you press down for air, you get both air and paint whereas a double action air brush like this is you press down for air and then you pull back for paint, this gives you a lot more control on fine, a detail broad spraying and you’ve got a lot more versatility with the brush, it is harder to get used to to start with when you’re a beginner, but I guarantee when you get the hang of it you’ll be able to do any particular artwork or texture ING or effects that you choose with this particular brush, so make sure that you get a double action air brush, let’s get into airbrush booth.Some exercises right now, so one of the things that nail brush is really known for is its flawless ability to apply paint so you can virtually just dust on paint from a distance.Super light, if you want.Fifth, 5050 overlap to get a nice even tone which means that you are passing 50% of your over spray over the next stroke, so then that way that’ll give you a nice even shade without any of those gaps in between, if you want to do fine lines up close.Pull back for paint and you get a nice fine line. Now I’m using a water based paint here, this paints mixed at about a 5050 ratio meaning one to one a for all of my more detailed artworks, I’d usually use about a 30% paint 70% reduce a mix but you can change that to your liking, whatever suits you the pair side that I usually run is about eighteen to twenty PS I for detailed work, so for this particular um like training exercise, I’m running a little bit higher at about thirty PS eyes, so that’s also because my paint is thin at a one to one ratio, so now I’m going to show you how easy it is to just do a shaded sphere using a circle template okay, so using this freehand template, what I wanna do is I want to create a shaded circle so you can see there’s other elements around the area that I want to spray now obviously with an air brush, you can see here that over spray does travel especially when you’re trying to dust it on lightly from a distance, so what I need to do for.First, if I want to just air brush in this section, here, I need to mask off around that area, so let’s go ahead and do that now using some two inch masking tape, OK, so just going to.Lay those strips of masking tape on here basically to protect us from the over spray.Yeah. What you can do with masking tape as you can curl it up like so what that does, it makes sure that the masking tape doesn’t sit flat on the surface because if you come back far enough, you can still get over spray that travels and it could pick up on those areas which is not what we want alright, so just gonna spin this around.So you can better see the circle alright so it’s going to do one in here, so again using that blue it’s going to hold the template onto the surface and what I want to do is I want to do numerous passes and I want to do a 5050 overlap to get a nice even tone, so from a distance.Not going too heavy.Slight dusting alright so there, we have a nice shaded circle, but what I want to do is I want to make that a bit more three-dimensional so I’m going to use a violet.To do that so this is a transparent violet, now you could hold the template back up again, and I recommend if you’re a beginner to definitely do that, I’m confident enough to just render that freehand.So let’s just shade that in.Excite. Right so you can see the shadow is sitting.On that edge and effectively that’s what I call like a smile line, you can kind of tell it looks almost like a emoji.A smiley face with the smile line there you don’t wanna be too sharp with it but let’s say that you struggle doing that free hand well then I’ll show you how to do it with the template, so let’s go ahead and flat tone for another circle.Okay so you can see there are nice flat tone again bit heavier, this time, that’s fine switch to our violet is going to re-mask that up like so and this time.We’re just gonna sprite.Towards that bottom edge so I’m assuming that my light source is up on the top left here, okay.There’s a lot easier to do.Obviously with the template, you can see there, that’s still giving it a nice 3D element, so very easy to create shadows, simple and effectively, now if you want to do another drop shadow off that.And this particular template which is the blasted by rhino circular effects, I’ll pop a link in the description below, so that you can check this out the air brushes that I’m using at the moment of the water hpc’s eclipse with a 0. 35 mil needle nozzle set up and the water micron CMC, plus micron, this has a 0.23 mil needle nozzle setup, this one is the top of the line, this is sort of year midrange air brush, but totally underrated so again I’ll pop some links in the description so you can check those out as well, so now using my positive here so you can see this positive template fits over the top now we’re gonna add our shadow there.So just hold that into place and getting our violet again.Sprite.Damn luck so.Getting a bit of. Templates sort of moving up a little bit okay.HMM.See how easy that is to render a shadow underneath that sphere and now we’ll do the same with this one.Hold that into place.He’s gonna come in.And you can even come out in the shape which helps.Now you want to avoid shading with black if you can.So this is actually a blue violet.So you can see how that’s nicely shaded there, you can actually notice there’s a little bit over spray that’s traveled there so that’s what I mean, you gotta be careful so that’s just picked up from this section here okay, so if that would have been on an artwork that would be an issue, this is just a sample panel, but yeah you can see how quick and easy, it is to render some shaded dots now if I want to come in and do some fine dots then I’d be up nice and close. And just pulling back a little bit.On the trigger keeping the air on.And I’m using my hand to steady myself.I can see that he can easily do find dots, I’ll switch to this brush as well so you can see it with the light blue.Same procedure, nice and close.This one will go a bit finer.So the important thing is keep the air press down at all times. This is the first time watching one of our videos then welcome for all of our regular viewers, welcome back I do hope that you’re enjoying this video, so far, if you are, feel free to give it a like share it out and let’s build this air brushing community together and if you haven’t already consider subscribing do do weekly videos so tap on that bell icon and that way you won’t Miss out on any new content.So, keeping that air on all time.Just adding in those little fine dots so you can see get nice fine detail, no problem with an air brush and then again for shading further away, so the last main thing that I want to explain to you is that that there’s three main factors that relate to the air brush so we’ve covered a few of them here so paint flow is one of them, so how far back you pull, so how far you pull back on the trigger, so paint flow.A height, so the distance that you are from the surface, you can see here if I’m up really close and that’s gonna allow me to do a fine dot whereas if I’m further away, that’s where I can you know do a shaded stroke, no problem, alright, and then obviously a fine line still up nice and close but I’m moving with it.And that brings me to the last one which is speed, OK, so speed is obviously how fast you’re moving so if I didn’t move with it and I stayed in one spot, it’s gonna build up more and more paint and you eventually get a bit of a run alright, so when you’re doing a line you want to.Keep moving with it.Now holding your brush I like to hold it like so with two hands that way I can use my hand as a guide, especially when I’m up nice and close or doing a line you know I can sort of steady myself like that and you can also if you’re doing like a certain shaded area, then you can use your finger as a guide as well, just to sort of keep it consistent until you get the feel for doing it all freehand, okay.So that was just a very very basic introduction to air brushing there’s loads more videos on this channel that show you more detailed artworks as well as how to use templates and do all sorts of special effect.