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Glass effect. Simple really.

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Tutorials' started by Nada, Jan 2, 2016.


  1. Nada

    Nada Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I was asked to do a step by step on how i did the last vinyl record. I didnt have time for pics so gonna do a quick tutorial.

    Warning it is 4Am, I am too tired to sleep and still reeeling from new years.
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    This will serve as our reference, i will do one against a dark and one against a light background.
    I am not going for photo real so if you are please get some reference shots.
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    Here you can see I am simply creating a dark outline and allowing overspray to creep into the picture. The outside edge needs to be sharp which is why i used a mask.

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    I connect the stem to the glass with a sharp line where they meet. Depending on viewing angle will depends on if things are clear or dark at the base. High spots will reflect light and low spots will tend to absorb.
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    Adding lines for the top of the glass. This needed to be round and my stencils were not. Otherwise i would have done them on the first pass.
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    Add in highlights and its relatively convincing.
    Important to consider light sources and where you want them coming from. You can do highlights with
    A quick glaze of white paint
    Erase and scratch. Etc.
    I just used a watercolored pencil quickly in this case. It was convenient and i was concerned with the process not the outcome.
    Thats about it on a light background. Tomorrow i will probably do rhe black one.
    Thanks for.looking! I hope this.helps.someone!
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    @Nada Thats REALLY cool :)
    Thanks for doing that!
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    Thanks Nada cool sbs
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    Your welcome!
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    Your welcome! But i should probably be taking lessons from you... overachiever that you are!
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    Nope, we all learn from each other :)
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    Thanks for that N, I'm definitely going to have a go now when I get back to painting:thumbsup:

    Like you said in your other thread, I too felt intimidated by glass but this indeed makes it appear simple:)
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    lol you make it look so easy
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    Nice one Nada, and once again proves overspray can be your friend :) Look forward to the dark version.
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    You will smash this easy. And then knowing you, you will snack your forehead over how easy it is. Please remember to put the airbrush down before you do. I am in n o way responsible!
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    Actually it IS easy. Go get your airbrush and try!
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    Thanks ohh mighty Dragonlady!
    Been missing you around here. Hope this means the computer got.fixed!
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    Awesome, i do all my forum browsing on my phone.. explains all my grammatical errors. At least thats my story!
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    Already smacked my head but luckily all my brushes are in their boxes, it's freezing here, however when I get excited I don't tend to feel the cold and it might just be the right weather for using white:)

    I've got plenty of paint and stuff, I just need to pick up some schoelershammer paper on Monday, my wife is already missing a lead crystal wine glass which is hiding somewhere waiting for a photo shoot:)
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    Ill be doing the on black version shortly. Actually need to.dobsome vinyl, after that i will see if i can do one with ridges. Not sure if you saw the one on new years eve. I will tag you in it in a second.

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