If you follow these guidelines and practice the basic how to airbrush lessons, you’ll know everything you need to start airbrushing right. [Read our in depth guide on choosing the right airbrush ]
I developed these guidelines while I worked the technical support lines at Iwata-Medea. Every day people needed help choosing or dealing with equipment that wasn’t right for their needs. I wanted to know for certain that when I recommended something, my recommendation was exactly what they needed. In short, I helped people start airbrushing right. I hope to do the same for you too.
I have divided these guidelines in two sections. First section is about choosing the right equipment and second section is about airbrush lessons (basic as well as advanced.)
Here is a short list of equipment you will need
Here are in-detail guides for buying the right equipment for your airbrushing.
Are you ready to start airbrushing yet? You’ve got the information you need to choose your tools and setup. Once you’ve got the tools and when you’re all set up, it will be time to learn how to airbrush.
Apart from equipment guides and tutorials, here are some of the interesting articles you need to know before starting your airbrushing journey.
Let’s explore the basic underlying concepts of spraying with an airbrush. Once you know what’s happening and why, you’ll be able to bend or even break the normal rules to create stunning effects and techniques.. Read more about Airbrush Basics
What do you want to do?
This is the most basic question. What exactly are you going to spray? Why do you want to spray? Is this a hobby or a job? Read more about choosing what to do
Where Are You Going To Do It?
Location, location, location--oh wait, that's real estate. Some people want mobile operations, or semi mobile booths, or they have a dedicated place to spray and work.
Read more about setting up your own work-space
How can you do all of this safely?
Safety and painters haven’t always gotten along. Many people think the safety precautions are for ‘wussies’ or people who don’t know what they’re doing. Safety is for people who really do know what they're doing, and who know what happens if they don't heed the warnings.
What kind of accessories do you need?
Accessories are things that solve particular problems. Does your airbrush spit water when you've only pressed down for air? Maybe you need a moisture trap.
Where can you go for more training?
Excellent question. None of us know all the answers. In fact, I know I don’t know all the answers. That’s why there are instructors and classes all over the country.
Here are two resources that will help you understand airbrushing.