Ultimate Airbrush Handbook

Ultimate Airbrush Handbook

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by Pamela Shateau
     
 
While airbrush is the medium of choice for creating advertising and fantasy illustrations, it’s also popular for decorating T-shirts, cars, and motorcycles with high-gloss, hyper-realistic imagery; creating dramatic body and fingernail art; and even embellishing decorative objects, fabrics, and interiors.

Now a nationally known airbrush artist and instructor

Overview

While airbrush is the medium of choice for creating advertising and fantasy illustrations, it’s also popular for decorating T-shirts, cars, and motorcycles with high-gloss, hyper-realistic imagery; creating dramatic body and fingernail art; and even embellishing decorative objects, fabrics, and interiors.

Now a nationally known airbrush artist and instructor covers the essentials of all these airbrush applications in one indispensable handbook. Readers will discover practical guidance and expert advice on equipment and mediums, airbrush operation, studio setup, and more. They’ll also learn no-fail techniques for developing original source material, as well as tips for operating a successful airbrush business. What’s more, everything is presented in a clear, non-technical, and easy-to-understand format.

Whether the reader is a veteran artist or a novice wishing to increase his or her airbrush skills, this one-stop sourcebook provides a treasury of professional tips, tricks, and techniques.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Surprisingly, airbrushing goes back to prehistoric caves in the south of France,where erstwhile artists blew pigments through hollow bones onto cave walls. This terrific book on the subject is not only imaginative but just plain fun. Nationally known airbrush artist Pamela Shanteau takes us into the realms of fantasy illustration, advertising, decorative T-shirts, cars, and motorcycles, producing high-gloss, hyper-realistic imagery with input from fine artists, craftspeople, illustrators, and sign makers. Her comprehensive volume is a slightly larger and more creative manual than Jose M. Parramon and Miguel Ferron's The Big Book of Airbrush Basic Techniques and Materials. Whether you are airbrushing a 1957 Chevy or doing freehand body art, the results will turn heads. Recommended for popular collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823055746
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
498,537
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

The work of Pamela Shanteau includes fantasy and science fiction art, commercial illustration, automotive embellishment, and body art. She teaches workshops throughout the US and is a member of the advisory board of the American Airbrush Association. She lives in Swanton, Ohio.

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Ultimate Airbrush Handbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just started airbrushing, and I found this book an incredibly useful starting point. If you're interested in the airbrushing world, I would suggest getting this before you buy anything else. It has great tips on how to choose the right airbrush and what other equipment you'll need. It covers every aspect of airbrushing from beginner skills to advanced techniques. There are plenty of big colorful pictures of completed artworks as well as step-by-step procedures for creating some really great stuff. This book will get you started in every type of airbrushing from crafts, to automotive work, to fine art. I'm sure there's a ton more I could say about it. Basically, if you're beginning or experienced, this book is worth owning. It has information for everyone, and you'll find yourself looking back through it all the time.