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Leaflin
03-12-2004, 07:00 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Airbrush Art Gallery
Project Leader: Leaflin
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Other
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Welcome to the first “Airbrush Art Gallery”

The purpose of this project is to showcase the many fine talents here in the Airbrush forum, and to get to know each other through our work.

There are no reference images, or links for this project.

Each participant may enter up to FIVE pieces for display in the Gallery.

There is also a Studio section where you may place progress images of your piece.

With each piece you enter please tell us what medium you used, and a little about your technique.

Your piece does not have to be done entirely with an airbrush, but please point out where/how you used it.

Finally, please take part in the discussion thread where we can talk about our entries, and learn from each other.

Most of all………Have fun!



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=661)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Leaflin
03-13-2004, 08:34 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34553

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/38115/tn_P1010337.jpg

Maryl, What can I say.....
I love this!
It's such a tender, emotional piece. The title tells the whole story.
The expression on the angel's face is fantastic!
Your talent shines through!
At the risk of sounding stupid.....what are urethanes?

Maryl Lehman
03-13-2004, 02:10 PM
Hi Linda,

Thanks for the compliments! As for what urethanes are---I'm not sure I can explain them! They are used for painting vehicles, and they are a polyester-based paint (that's what the can says, anyway!). You thin them with a special urethane reducer. I had painted with lacquers for about 25 years, then just last year I switched to urethanes----simply because the guy I was painting a couple of motorcycles for, wanted me to use them because that's the paint he used for the basecoat on the bikes, and you couldn't use lacquers over urethanes. For the last six years I had been told that lacquers would soon be pulled off the shelves because they were no longer making them. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but I do know that the store I was buying the lacquers from doesn't sell them anymore! So, I was glad I switched when I did! I tried water based paints and it was like learning to paint all over again. It was horrible! And besides, I didn't like the idea of using water based paints on vehicles/bikes. I really like the urethanes---they are much like the lacquers in that they dry very fast---but they are more opaque than lacquers. I combat that by adding a clear urethane to the paint, to make them more transparent. But, I must say they are very expensive----but very comparable to lacquer prices, so I was used to it.

Sorry I wrote a book! Hope I made a little bit of sense to you anyway!

~Maryl

Leaflin
03-16-2004, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the explanation Maryl :)
I'm glad I asked!

Leaflin
03-16-2004, 03:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34679

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/37954/tn_parrot1.jpg

Kevin, I am so glad you posted this one!
The way you made the parrot come to life is amazing.
I bet people duck when they see this! :)

Leaflin
03-16-2004, 04:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34692

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/25825/tn_sas_pelican500.jpg

Sam, all of your entries are fantastic!
This one is my favorite as the feathers are exceptional.
I can almost feel the ocean breeze.
The folks in Animal/Wildlife would love to see this.

Maryl Lehman
03-18-2004, 12:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34692

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/25825/tn_sas_pelican500.jpg

Hi Sam! I love your "Lazy Day" Brown Pelican! The detail is great! And I like the way the background appears "blurry" while the pelican is sharp! I love all your work, but I hadn't seen this one before! It's great!

~Maryl

Caterwallin'
03-18-2004, 04:03 PM
Thank you Leafy!
I don't like going in that ..............other forum..........they scare me! I don't think I'm old enough to play in that forum! LOL!!

Thanks Maryl! I don't think anyone saw this one until it was done! I thought I posted it, but I may not have!

Penny may be the only one who knows this, but this painting actually took a trip to the trash can! I hated it! The feathers on the body were giving me fits! The entire painting was done except for those feathers! You would think I could paint some stupid feathers! It wasn't until Henk posed his question about "how did they do that" and I had to listen to my own advice! I retrieved it from the dumpster and I sat down and worked until I pulled it off! I tried everything and in the end it was a good ole' "hairy stick" that came through for me!

Thanks Guys!
Sam

HF AIRBRUSH
03-18-2004, 04:16 PM
your welcome sam :D

henk

wintherstudios
03-18-2004, 05:59 PM
Hey,

ive signed up for this one and added the few ones i have, ive just started to use the airbrush, so perfect excuse for me to go use it more, with this project!!

Sanne

Leaflin
03-19-2004, 10:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34703

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/22923/tn_serenity.jpg

Hi Sanne :)
I'm glad you joined our Gallery, and that you are prompted to use your Airbrush more.
All three of your pieces are great.
I love the rich warm colours in "Sun God"
But "Serenity" is my favorite of the three.
It has such a softness to it, and is very relaxing to look at.
It also reminds me of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.

dogdad
03-22-2004, 11:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34553

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/38115/tn_P1010337.jpg

Excellent work Mary! Nice soft touch. :clap:
dogdad

Maryl Lehman
03-23-2004, 01:31 AM
Thanks Dogdad! I appreciate the compliment! :)

Make it a great day!

~Maryl

Maryl Lehman
03-23-2004, 01:09 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/36074/tn_Resize_of_scan0002.jpg

Hi Nick! Great job on the carousel horse!! It's awesome! :clap: Did you have to put a good basecoat of white on the tee shirt first? Was it a white tee shirt? I notice you do woodcarving, too. So do I---check out my website if you're interested. But my first love is airbrushing, so carving comes in second!

~Maryl

dogdad
03-26-2004, 11:05 AM
Hi Mary,
Thanks for the comments.The t-shirt was white and I did not use a basecoat.I found the the picture in an airbrushing book. It took me quite a while to paint.There is a lot of highlighting and shading.Most of it was done freehand.Yeah,I also find that the airbrushing is taking over the #1 spot although I still like to carve and paint songbirds.Heres a pic of the last bird I carved. Its carved from tupelo.The branch is wire,covered with 2 part epoxy and so are the feet.The paint is acrylic and I used regular brushes and an airbrush.Its a Northern Oriole or more commonly known as a Baltimore Oriole.

dogdad

dogdad
03-26-2004, 11:15 AM
Mary Lehman
I just checked out your website.You do incredible work!When I grow up I want to paint just like you.Are urethanes hard to clean from an airbrush and what do you use to clean up?
dogdad

Maryl Lehman
03-26-2004, 12:28 PM
Hi dogdad! Thanks for the compliment! Your Baltimore Oriole is fantastic!!! It looks so REAL!!! I've never carved like that---"in the round", so to speak. (Although I did help my son carve a duck once!) I'll stick to the golf balls, thank you!

Urethanes are pretty easy to clean up----using a urethane reducer. They are much easier to clean up than acrylics or even the lacquers that I use to use. And the nice thing about them is that you can spray them on most any surface w/o a reaction to the paint. With lacquers, you couldn't do that.

Make it a great day!

~Maryl (by the way, "Maryl" has an "l" on the end of Mary. But that's okay---I've been called worse! ha. You pronounce it just like Sheryl, Carol, Darrel, etc.---like Meryl Streep ;) )

ProfessorGreibowitz
03-26-2004, 03:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35036

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/36074/tn_Rotation_of_ricks_lab_cropped.jpg

Dogdad, very nice!!! The lighting looks very realistic. Good job.

Tim

ProfessorGreibowitz
03-26-2004, 04:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34899

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/progress/38115/tn_P1010228.jpg

Maryl,

Very nice! Great explanations.


Tim

dogdad
03-26-2004, 11:08 PM
Oh,sorry Maryl.I was looking at your bio and noticed that you like to feed raccoons.Thats a coincidence because my wife is a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in raccoons.Right now we have 6 raccoons in pens in the backyard that are ready to be released as soon as it gets a little warmer.We have rehabbed hundreds of raccoons plus just about any thing else native to this area.I'm going to have to look into urethanes for my painting.Is there a brand name that you recommend?Thanks Tim for the kind words.Oh by the way Maryl,my wifes name is Mary,thus the confusion. :confused:

dogdad

Maryl Lehman
03-27-2004, 04:23 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35036

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/36074/tn_Rotation_of_ricks_lab_cropped.jpg

Thanks for the compliment Tim!

Dogdad, that's understandable about my name and your wife's name! :) Also, that is a great Black Lab you painted! :clap: That's interesting that your wife is a wildlife rehabilitator! Now I will know who to ask if I have any questions about the raccoons! :) I would love to do that, but my husband wouldn't put up with it, I don't think! I just looked out on our deck and there are four coons out there right now, eating. We have already taken baby raccoons to a lady like your wife, who cares for them till they're old enough to be on their own. Last I knew, she moved and I don't know where she's at.

As for the urethane I use---it is RM urethane. I also use House of Kolor, and have mixed the two brands together with no problem.

~Maryl

dogdad
03-31-2004, 04:56 PM
Here is the other panel from the carousel chariot.I used an Iwata HPC and BCS with acrylic paint for the sky and stormy lake.I used regular brushes and airbrush for the lighthouse.The rest of the chariot has to be painted and varnished.Then upholstered and put back together.I'll upload a picture when its done. :)
dogdad(Nick)

ProfessorGreibowitz
03-31-2004, 09:17 PM
Dogdad,

That's very cool! The wave looks really foamy. hehehehee

Good job!


Tim

dogdad
04-01-2004, 08:01 AM
Thanks Tim.

Nick(dogdad)

Maryl Lehman
04-01-2004, 02:42 PM
Hi Nick! Your lighthouse is beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole thing---I can't quite imagine how it is! Great work!

~Maryl

dogdad
04-01-2004, 07:44 PM
Thank you Maryl.We need to finish it by April 15th.The city wants to put it on the carousel so we're under a bit of pressure.But we'll get it done. :D

P.S.At last count we've got 12 cats.They are all house cats meaning they don't go outside.I'm the unlucky one who cleans the litter.

Nick

Maryl Lehman
04-02-2004, 03:08 AM
WOW!!!! :eek: We have three cats, and that's plenty----although I love them to death! There's just a lot of work keeping up with them all. Cleaning the litter boxes would be a full time job at your house! Good thing you're retired!!! :p

~Maryl

dogdad
04-02-2004, 10:37 AM
I'm semi retired.I drive a school bus.It helps to pay for animal food and my toys. :cat:

Nick

Maryl Lehman
04-03-2004, 01:11 AM
Yes, I know you're semi-retired! I was just kiddin' ya! :)

~Maryl

dogdad
04-04-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi Maryl,
On your pet portraits do you have a system to go by for your backgrounds or do you just kind of ad lib them like I do?Mine look allright I guess but I'm never completely happy with them.I like the way your backgrounds compliment the portrait without taking anything away from the pet.You do an excellent job on the portraits. :clap:
Nick

Maryl Lehman
04-05-2004, 12:05 AM
Hi Nick!

Thanks for the compliment on my pet portraits! It depends what the customer asks for. If they tell me a color of background, then I try to please them with it, but I often will use several colors and just kind of blend them, not totally, but just enough so that you can see some of the colors. I got the idea from professional photographers, say school portrait backgrounds, and also by searching the web and seeing what other pet portrait artists do. Professionals will use a kind of blended background, say like blue and gray. I don't really know---like you, I kind of ad lib them too. Spray them till they look right to you! If they have green eyes, I try to blend say, yellow and green. If they have a blue collar on a brown dog, I may try to go with a neutral and blue background. Whatever strikes my fancy at the time, is what I do, I guess! :)

~Maryl

dogdad
04-05-2004, 08:20 AM
Thanks Maryl.That's kinda what I do too.I'm doing a t-shirt for my wife for her birthday.It's a painting of a dog we had that passed away a few years ago.The dog was very attached to her.It was an apricot Poodle crossed with a Spitz.I had a bit of a hard time matching the colors but I think I got it now. :)
Nick

dogdad
04-05-2004, 08:21 AM
Thanks Maryl.That's kinda what I do too.I'm doing a t-shirt for my wife for her birthday.It's a painting of a dog we had that passed away a few years ago.The dog was very attached to her.It was an apricot Poodle crossed with a Spitz.I had a bit of a hard time matching the colors but I think I got it now. :)
Nick

Leaflin
04-05-2004, 11:04 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34899

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/progress/38115/tn_P1010228.jpg

WOW you've knocked my socks off Maryl!
This is fantastic!!!

dogdad
04-07-2004, 11:16 AM
Just finished this t-shirt as a birthday present for my wife.It's a painting of a dog that passed away a few years ago.The dog was very attached to my wife,and she was very upset when it died.I projected it on to the t-shirt and painted it freehand.I used acrylic paint and an Iwata eclipse bcs airbrush at 40 psi. :)
Nick ( dogdad )

ProfessorGreibowitz
04-07-2004, 01:04 PM
Dogdad,

Excellent work! I think I'd be too upset to see my dog on a shirt or pic after he's gone. But I don't know. Probably after a mourning period I'd be okay. Man..... my dog is my son. Got him at 5 weeks old (the dog, ehehehehhe) and he's been with me for 8.5 years now and I'll be pretty crushed when he goes. Not looking forward to it.

Gee, between you and Henk I think I'm gonna have to invest in Kleenex stock!

So, I totally understand about the sadness part. The dog turned out very well and the fur under the neck looks very good!




Tim

dogdad
04-07-2004, 04:21 PM
Thanks Tim.Yeah I know what you mean about your dog,I have three of them.They're my best friends and I would be awfully depressed if any one of them died. :crying:
Nick

dogdad
04-08-2004, 01:05 PM
This is a picture of the carousel chariot that I airbrushed the lighthouses on.It's almost done. :)

Nick

ProfessorGreibowitz
04-08-2004, 02:40 PM
Dogdad,

That's sweet! Looks really good with the white and gold (brass or whatever).



Thanks for the update!!!!


Tim

dogdad
04-08-2004, 04:12 PM
Danke Tim !

Nick

Maryl Lehman
04-10-2004, 12:20 AM
Hi Nick----Your Carousel Chariot looks great! Keep us posted! :clap:

~Maryl

Maryl Lehman
04-10-2004, 12:26 AM
Nick, I forgot to tell you that I love your dog on the T-shirt, too! It looks really cute, and real! :)

~Maryl

hinddee29
04-10-2004, 01:11 AM
Wow Nick that is very good.

Shane

dogdad
04-10-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks people.I will post a pic of the finished product as soon as its done.Finally did a t-shirt where I didn't have to clean off overspray.Here is the original photo. :cool:
Nick

ADCook
05-07-2004, 03:30 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36475

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/42081/tn_indian-summer-sm.jpg

Forgot to mention... The complete step-by-step for Indian Summer is online at http://www.adcookfineart.com/aa-article-indiansummer1.html

ABStan
05-07-2004, 05:50 AM
AD,

I could gaze for hours at Indian Summer. Every time I look at it I find something new I didnt see before. The detail just blows me away. The depth of colour is penomenal and you portrayed the mood of "An Indian Summer" perfectly what more can I say mate.........this is one awe struck Kiwi down here in Middle earth. :clap: :clap: :clap: 3 clappy men just for you AD.

When I looked through the step by step in great detail, it was heartening to note that I used some of your techniques when painting my Harley without even realising, I guess you do what feels right....like when to put the AB down and pick up a paint brush. You are right when you say the key is patience and taking one step at a time....break what seems complex down into manageable peices at attack them one at a time. Thanks for sharing it with us AD. :) :) :)

Stan

HF AIRBRUSH
05-07-2004, 04:55 PM
djeee...i must have overlooked this topic....missed a lot of things....
dogdad, to bad to hear about your dog....love the painting....and tim....
after my best friend died i looked a lot of video's of him...i was crying a lot of those times but it was good to hear him bark again...stil after two years i listen to those video's and i still cry....
but believe me when you paint them you paint them with your heart and that makes the best paintings...i still make paintings of my friend...

and AD...damn love that chrome...just like stan you guy's can make this so real....great job..

henk

ADCook
05-10-2004, 09:35 PM
AD,

I guess you do what feels right....like when to put the AB down and pick up a paint brush. You are right when you say the key is patience and taking one step at a time....break what seems complex down into manageable peices at attack them one at a time.

Stan

Stan,

That's absolutely right. It's like the old question... How do you eat an elephant? Answer: one bite at a time.

Art is a lot like that. The airbrush is just a tool. Sometimes it's the right tool, other times you need a brush or a pen. Whatever gets the job done.

and Henk, thanks for the kudos on the chrome.

A.D.

christmascarolnz
06-01-2004, 06:49 AM
Just finished this t-shirt as a birthday present for my wife.It's a painting of a dog that passed away a few years ago.The dog was very attached to my wife,and she was very upset when it died.I projected it on to the t-shirt and painted it freehand.I used acrylic paint and an Iwata eclipse bcs airbrush at 40 psi. :)
Nick ( dogdad )

Hi Nick. Is that a Tibetan Terrier? Looks like a typical Disney dog that we all love.
What type of acrylic paint did you use? I am an extreme newbie to AB's and would like to paint some fabric with it. I have a Paasche VL.
Still gotta learn to paint a straight line though. :(
Cheers,
Carol

dogdad
06-01-2004, 11:39 AM
Hi Carol!
Welcome!The dog is a mix that we got from the Humane Society.As far as we can tell it's a cross between a Poodle and a Spitz.
The paint that I used was mostly Golden acrylics.But I did use some Createx too.There is all kinds of usefull information on this website,so you're in the right place. :)
Nick

Penny220
06-02-2004, 10:19 PM
I'm glad this thread got put back on top. I have always somehow managed to miss it. :(

There is some very nice paintings in here. :clap: everyone :clap:

T.U.C.
11-25-2004, 04:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/33779/tn_final.jpg

Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I love the realism that can be captured with the airbrush. The photo of your piece could pass as a photo in it's own right. In fact, I'd love to see the photo you painted this from side by side with your piece.

Devon

T.U.C.
11-25-2004, 04:33 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/12318/tn_Lazy_Sunday2.jpg

Lovin' the work. :clap: :clap: :clap: That's for all three pieces. Loved them all -- the lines, the detail, the colors. Very nice. I picked this one out of the bunch to tag only because, if the cat were a Russian blue, would have thought you painted my cat. That's one of her favorite positions from which to view the world.

Devon

T.U.C.
11-25-2004, 04:53 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/661/completed/25825/tn_sullen0001.jpg

:clap: :clap: :clap:

I just can't find the words. I could just sit here and look at this picture for a long time. Just did, in fact - for about 10 minutes! Bravo.

There is a degree of realism in ABed pieces that I always strived for in oil paints and sketches, but never quite get there (except one time in a sketch). If I had "discovered" ABing back then, maybe I wouldn't have shelved my canvases in search of other art forms.

Devon

ProfessorGreibowitz
11-25-2004, 04:24 PM
Thanks, TUC. Here is the ref pic for Hendrix and although the photo copyright is not owned by me, I post it by way of the fair use clause that is part of copyright law.


Thanks again for the nice words. That was my 3rd portrait and at that time I was really happy with it overall. It has a few troubling spots but I still like it.

I think the pic of it on my site looks better. I tried to alter it to make it look clearer and like it does in real life.

http://www.timsimmons.com/portrait03.asp

Tim