Saturday, 2 January 2016

Down the Rabbit Hole

So on my last post I airbrushed that vase and I kind of got caught up in the whole airbrushing thing for a while.  Although it has nothing to do with woodworking, I'm going to show you what I was up to for the summer.  Some of it anyway.  Just the stuff that sort of looks like it was supposed to.

A couple of bags that I did for my wife.

The background was done by spraying onto a scrunched up plastic grocery bag and dabbing it onto the cloth.

Okay, so I do a lot of flowers.  I can because I'm secure in my masculinity.

These next two were copied from this video from YouTube.  The top one was first, the bottom one second.

I leave it up to you to decide which one was better or more accurate.

The fish scale effect was achieved by putting on an orange base coat and then airbrushing yellow through one of those mesh bags that onions come in.

Experimenting with neon effects.

This is kind of my grand opus.  There are still a lot of mistakes, large and small, but overall it came out pretty good for my skill level.

Airbrushing can be a lot of fun.  It also makes you look at things a little differently.  I find I pay more attention to the way light hits things now. The other day, for example, I was cleaning the bathroom and it took a lot longer than usual because I was spending a lot of time staring at the toilet.  It's all white, all the same colour, but the way light hits each surface allows the eye to tell them apart.  It's just not something I had ever noticed before.

I will be doing more airbrushing.  I'm definitely not done with it.  I'm going to keep experimenting and more of it will turn up on future pieces.   

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