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Airbrush painting is an art like any other, requiring talent and skill; but it is also a technology that, more than other art forms, calls for technical mastery of equipment used in the process. JoAnn Bortles, one of the top airbrush artists in the United States, has developed a teaching curriculum for mastering both the technology and techniques needed to be a successful airbrush artist-an approach that frees her students to develop their own airbrush art. How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques presents this curriculum in a logical, step-by-step fashion. Along with guiding readers through a series of projects, Bortles also provides all the knowledge needed for developing projects. Not only does her book explain what to do in a clear, easy-to-follow way, it explains why.
About the Author
JoAnn Bortles is a nationally recognized and award-winning custom painter. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, and she has written six books on custom painting techniques for Motorbooks, including the bestselling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She has won Best Paint of the Year four times since 2004, and has been featured on The Today Show and PowerBlock's MuscleCar TV show. She lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, where she owns and operates her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting. Find her shop on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Z6KFf9On or Twitter: @CrazyHorseFlame
JoAnn Bortles owns Crazy Horse Painting in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a highly regarded custom paint shop used by many of today's top chopper and hot-rod builders. Vehicles she has painted have appeared on the covers of major magazines, including Easyriders and American Iron. An accomplished writer and photographer, JoAnn is the author of MBI's How to Custom Paint Your Car, How to Paint Your Motorcycle, and How to Custom Paint Your Motorcycle. Her technical articles have appeared in The Horse magazine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basic Equipment
Chapter 2: The Basic Tools and Supplies
Chapter 3: Airbrush Theory and Preparation
Chapter 4: The Basic Movements: Learning to Use Your Airbrush
Chapter 5: Using Frisket Film and Other Tricks
Chapter 6: Metal and Surface Texture Effects
Chapter 7: Working With Stencil Layers
Chapter 8: Airbrushing a Wolf
Chapter 9: Creating a Vector Drawing and Using a Plotter
Chapter 10: Using Complex Stencils: Airbrushing on a Guitar
Chapter 11: Using Liquid Frisket or Spray Mask
Chapter 12: Airbrushing an Eagle
Chapter 13: Painting Skin Tone and the Human Face
Chapter 14: Troubleshooting and Care of Your Airbrush