- Jul 23, 2002
- Reaction score
For those of you who are pretty good at airbrushing, what would you suggest a good regiment of exercises should be?
Once you do that, aren't you committed to water base paints?Originally posted by sandman
Practice with just water in your airbrush on a piece of cardboard.
Easy cleanup and no mess! Just til you get a "feel" for the brush.
I have heard advice along the lines that if you've shot oil/organic solvent based "enamel" paint through an airbrush, you should keep it dedicated to that medium, dedicating another to water/alcohol based acrylics. However, this just makes no sense to me at all. For all of the airbrushes that can be completely dissassembled, one can thoroughly clean all the parts so there is no significant remaining trace of the previous paint/solvent. Once that's done, why can't you then proceed to shoot whatever medium you choose?Originally posted by flying_silverad
Once you do that, aren't you committed to water base paints?
We sign man use Glass to test and practice color consistency, viscosity, and overlay.Originally posted by OKTurbo
Signmakers commonly use a piece of glass to practice on. Wipe clean with thinner while it's still wet or scrape off with razor blade if it dries...