Airbrushing is the art of applying paint on to a surface with compressed air forcing pigment through a container which then sprays a fine mist of paint on to the surface. Airbrushing derives from both spray painting and house painting but the airbrush manufacturers have refined the technique so that fine artists can create works of art with an airbrush. The tool itself has been developed and manufactured by companies such as Paasche, Badger, Iwata, Grex, Harder Steenback and others. The compressors are made by these same companies and also the airbrush paint has been formulated by Createx, Badger and others to be thin enough to flow through a very fine airbrush nozzle yet rich enough in pigment to cover opaquely and also have adhesion strength enough to adhere to metal outdoors. Many airbrush artists use their art on motorcycles, cars, boats and vans as well as T shirts and fine art on board and canvas. Shading techniques are particularly adapted to the airbrush and can give a photo-realistic look to a painting.
Iwata, Grex, Paashe, Thayer and Chandler, and many more. ArtSupply.com has been selling airbrushes online since 2003 and we have man people in store to answer your questions. Never hesitate to call us about any airbrush questions.
Never hesitate to call us about any questions you may have regarding the right airbrush compressor for your needs.
We are a leader in online airbrush paint sales. Our knowledgeable staff will happily answer your most technical questions regarding the right use and application of Createx and other airbrush paint.
Iwata and Paashe parts for the airbrush.
Frisket masks part of the image while you paint the other part.
Stencils to quickly add images to your work
Some really good instructional DVDs here.
Instructional books as well as color theory books for your development as an artist.
Spray Booths for indoor airbrushing and the containment of paint and fumes.