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  1. lemiwinks

    lemiwinks Young Tutorling

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    I'm Jeff. Obviously I'm from New Jersey, USA. I've been airbrushing on and off for two years or so. I did take a few lessons at first at Bill Snegon's Imagine Airbrush School. I got started in airbrushing through a lack of talent in any other art form. I'm a fairly creative person, but couldn't seem to paint, color, draw, or any other artistic term for that matter, any kind of shading effects. Not sure why, just can't... So I figured I would give airbrushing a try, and found I can sort of, mostly, paint a shadow!!! I was working a cub scout summer camp at the time and we needed decorations for the up coming season, so I learned to paint.

    I airbrush with an Iwata HP-SB Plus, and an Iwata Revolution CR. My paints are the Wicked Colors, and I've used the Createx illustration line too. I use a 6 gal, Porter Cable pancake compressor with a set of noise cancelling headphones lol.

    So far I've painted on clayboard, paper, wood, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and now I'm looking at painting vehicles.
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    Samantha Freeman Banned

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    Welcome from Canada One thing about airbrushing I find is that I am always learning! I am beginner as well but find it so relaxing :)
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    Welcome from the UK :)
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    Welcome aboard from Sunny (and yet freezing cold) New York! Looks like you've some good paints and really decent equipment aside from that loud as hell air compressor. lol I have that same model stowed in my shed for construction projects that require a nailing gun. Glad you're wearing some sort of ear protection!
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome from the UK. Hope you enjoy your time here at the forum. What style of airbrushing floats your boat?


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    lemiwinks Young Tutorling

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    I don't have a particular style really, I tend to paint whatever is requested or that comes to mind. My teacher was heavy in photorealism, so I learned doing some of that, I ended up getting him into T-shirt painting, so we worked on that for a while, and I needed some gifts and decorations made so I started painting larger scale and non-normal canvases. I'll post up some of my paintings in a bit.

    Edit: I'll upload when the site stops telling me my jpgs aren't picture files... lol
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    Ricky Spanish "The Hi-Line Bandit" Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Hello and welcome aboard Jeff ...
    Lemiwinks
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    Lmao ... I completely forgot about that episode :) It's so wrong, but yet so right lol.
    You have some nice brushes there. I'm looking forward to seeing of your paintings once everything gets sorted with your images.
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia,
    i wish my shop compressor came with a set of noise cancelling headphones :eek:

    being artistic isnt a necessity for airbrushing, this place can teach you how to do the impossible. I'm all sorts of creative, but never considered myself artistic, but this place this place proved me wrong :)
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    Samantha Freeman Banned

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    Sure fooled me ;) (meaning I find you plenty artistic. . . . JS)
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    Welcome from indiana...I flew into jersey once to head up an office furniture install at a Barnes and nobles distribution complex. That turn pike was unreal. Smoggy and no one looked where the hell they were going. Our taxi driver crossed 3 or 4 lanes of traffic without thought because our turn off was there....
    Good to have you on board. Lots of real nice and talented people to learn from here
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    lemiwinks Young Tutorling

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    Yeah Jersey drivers are.... scary... then again, the road engineers don't help the matter...
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    hahaha, before joining here i couldnt draw a full moon and have it recognisable !! This place is amazing with the help and support available and readily given.

    As our illustrious leader says 'spread the love'
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    I feel for you. Been there. Been to Boston, too. Bumper to bumper traffic driving at 65 miles per hour.
    Where I am it is (prepare for a massive understatement) "slightly" more rural. Within a couple of miles north and south of me are loads of Amish farms. Horse and buggy, limited or no electricity, turn your calendar back 300 years Amish. Can make driving entertaining at times in a completely different way.
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Welcome to the forum! If you guys think Jersey drivers are bad, you should see em on Long Island lol. If you need to change lanes, you blink your signal 3 times, close your eyes and swerve. If you flinch, they will literally run you off a cliff.
    Don't try this anywhere else in the US, those idiots will end up under the trailer. ;)
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