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Custom Painting Motorcycles

This custom painting guide will take  you through the entire process of custom painting a motorcycle; from prep to finished and clear coated art work. To start off, I would just like to say that everyone has their own way of doing things from the prep to the final clear, including the tools they use and […]

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How To Paint Ghost Flames

The elusive ghost flames tutorial will show you how to paint old school ghost flames from flame lay out with fine line tape to painting the ghost flames. In today’s fast and the furious world of custom painting, much of the what was hip in the 50’s 60’s and 70’s has been lost or is […]

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How To Use Frisket Film in Airbrushing

In this article I’ll go over the use of Frisket film in your airbrush projects, painting. We’ll be doing a very simple flame design to practice the masking technique used with Frisket film. What is Frisket Film Frisket film is a masking material commonly used in airbrushing. Frisket film is a clear acetate film with […]

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Airbrushing Tonal Value

In this how to airbrush article we’ll touch on and practice airbrushing tonal value which is so important to creating the illusions that make a your painting surface come to life. Written by Don Johnson. “As a density value, tone is the same as an area with a uniform density. Tones in an image reflect […]

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Airbrushing Neon Letters

Here we will create a Neon looking word or sign actually, this technique can be used on many different surfaces so don’t limit its use to just paper or illustration board. In this example we will be rendering our sign on a white background. For this step by step you will need the following: golden […]

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Airbrushing Fine Lines

In this How To Airbrush article we’ll go over airbrushing fine lines and detail using different airbrushes, needle, nozzle sizes. Written by airbrush artist Don Johnson. One of the most common questions I have heard sinse I stated helping people learn to use their airbrush is “which airbrush with what size nozzle, needle is best […]

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Airbrushing Chrome Letters

Airbrushing chrome letters tutorial will introduce you to airbrushing a chrome look, as the airbrush techniques used on this letter can be used on any object. Written by Don Johnson airbrush artist. Pictured below is the ‘chrome font A’ we will be trying to render. I have to warn you I don’t believe the original […]

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How To Airbrush Stipple Effect

Airbrush a stipple effect tutorial will cover airbrush techniques you can use to create a stipple effect in your airbrush projects. This is a very old trick used to create a stipple effect which can be used on T-Shirts, license plates, sheet metal, illustrations, etc. Airbrush Supplies Required: double action airbrush, painting surface be it […]

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How To Airbrush 5 Point Star

In our basic lessons, we have learned how to airbrush a simple star. Now, we are going to airbrush a complex 5 point star using home made star stencil and using all the same basic airbrush techniques you have been practicing. Written by Don Johnson. 5 Point Star Template So you now know how to […]

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How To Airbrush Skull Using Simple Skull Stencil

This airbrushing tutorial covers using a skull stencil to airbrush a simple skull design. Using these templates, just about anyone can airbrush a skull on just about any surface. The idea is to have your skull end up looking as though it was not done using a stencil, so don’t set too many hard lines, […]

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