For Every Airbrush Artist!

Ready to get involved? Register for free and you won't see any google advertising!

Register

Hello

Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Llew81, Mar 18, 2020.


  1. Llew81

    Llew81 Young Tutorling

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Suppose I’d better introduce myself..

    Rhodri is my real name, from the middle of nowhere in the glorious Welsh mountains but now living and working in London..

    Landscape photography is my main hobby, but with looking after my kids and work I hardly ever get a proper chance to do that these days.. Other hobbies include any sport that is liable to send me to A&E on a regular basis; rugby, American football and currently as an ice hockey goalie, which is kind of what has led me here. Eventually I want to paint my goalie mask..

    As is fairly common with me, I have jumped in with both feet. I found what seemed to me to be good prices on an Iwata HP-C and Olympos SP B as my brushes and some Com Art paint... The Iwata will be the one to start with obviously. I’ve also plumbed for a Bambi compressor, and will be attempting to fudge together a painting booth out of a sheet of acrylic and an inline extractor fan.

    I have very little experience of painting, only really dabbling a bit with models when I was younger. I figured that for the same price as paying for someone to do my lid, I could buy the stuff and try and teach myself a new skill whilst I was at it... I don’t plan on letting myself loose on the lid anytime soon though, I think a little bit of practice is in order first!

    If anyone is bored and fancies a look, some of my photos are here. They are unfortunately primarily just glorified holiday snaps and my kids these days though
    https://flic.kr/ps/8Wb6y

    Thanks

    Rhod
    jord001, Ttxela and doc1 like this.
  2. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    10,658
    Likes Received:
    12,354
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Mt Barker, South Australia
    Welcome from Australia, what better way to learn something than to jump in the deep end :) worked for me lol

    As a photographer you will already have an eye for what looks right so your probably ahead of some of us when we started.

    throw some paint in the brush and point and shoot at something - anything, it’s the best way to get a feel for how the tool works, grab a kids colouring in book and practise staying in the lines, blends etc and learning how far back you need to pull the trigger back and what psi you should have (normally 30 or below on the regulator with air flowing from the brush)
    Then practise straight lines (speed and confidence is key here)

    then varying size dots
    Good luck, I hope the journey be enjoyable
    jord001 likes this.
  3. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2017
    Messages:
    3,663
    Likes Received:
    4,344
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Slovenia
    hey Rhodri
    jord001 likes this.
  4. crazyvet

    crazyvet Mac-Valve Maestro!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2018
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    521
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Location:
    Utah, USA
    Welcome
    jord001 likes this.
  5. Gordon Read

    Gordon Read Double Actioner

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2020
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Welcome


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    jord001 likes this.
  6. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2014
    Messages:
    7,781
    Likes Received:
    7,594
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Auckland New Zealand
    Welcome from New Zealand!
    jord001 likes this.
  7. Llew81

    Llew81 Young Tutorling

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thanks guys.. with the current situation regarding this virus, I'm not sure when all my supplies will be delivered.. but I am very much looking forward to getting started!
    jord001 likes this.
  8. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    17,533
    Likes Received:
    15,254
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana
    Welcome home Rhodri some wonderful pictures you have on your site,
    Llew81 and jord001 like this.
  9. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    5,039
    Likes Received:
    6,644
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Welcome to the forum Sir! There are some great photos on display there Buddy. Doing some research and jumping in with a couple brushes isn’t a bad thing. When they arrive, give us a shout and I can send you over some practice sheets to get you going.
    jord001 likes this.
  10. Llew81

    Llew81 Young Tutorling

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Cool.. that would be grand thanks!
    SiRoxx likes this.
  11. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    5,039
    Likes Received:
    6,644
    Trophy Points:
    126
    I have a few saved ready to go, so drop me a PM when your gear arrives and I’ll send them on over.
    Llew81 likes this.
  12. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,623
    Likes Received:
    4,426
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Birmingham UK
    Hey Rhod, welcome to the forum, I was only in Wales this afternoon, riding the roads around LLanberis and Porthmadog.. I'm sure your supplies will arrive soon and you will start to jump in and have a blast with your airbrush.. The others have you covered with things to work on. Good luck

    Lee
    Llew81 likes this.
  13. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel! Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Messages:
    3,017
    Likes Received:
    3,023
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Somewhere in the U.S.
    Welcome to the forum!
  14. Llew81

    Llew81 Young Tutorling

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    1
    doc1 likes this.

Share This Page