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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by John V, Oct 21, 2018.


  1. John V

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    My name is John V and I live in the United States .
    I am a new airbrush artist with no known artistic skill . I hope to discover some.
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    Welcome, your in the right place.
    Have you got any gear yet?
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    welcome
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    Welcome to the madhouse JohnV!stick around and I'm sure with the talent we have here on the forum you will learn a lot!
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    Welcome to the forum @John V With the great people here and all their skills and experience i'm sure we will be able to help you with almost anything.

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    Welcome John V. What style of painting are you most into learning?
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    Hi John, from the uk. Most of us were in the same boat when we came here, but thanks to the good folks in these parts you'll be up and running in no time. Let everyone know what kind of stuff you're hoping to do, and if you haven't bought anything yet, don't. Not until you check here first anyway. We can save you a lot of time, frustration and (though it may seem expensive at first, there is a lot of false economy in buying cheaper airbrushes) money buying suitable kit, and stop you wasting cash on things you don't need.
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    I am a beginner with the airbrush, and art of any kind. I would like to learn to do portraiture if I can master the skills.
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    Robbyrockett2, Yes I do.
    Thayer & Chandler Omni 5000 by Badger
    California Air Tools Ultra Quiet Air Compressor 5510 SE
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    I can only echo what @Squishy has said. "you are not alone" there are many here that came with no knowledge of art beyond fingerpainting at a young age (raising my hand here !) but the gang enjoy helping newbs on their bumpy journey.
    Once you get use to the airbrush you'll find you progress very quickly. Dont ever be shy to ask a question if you cant find an answer
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    All right good stuff. What kind of work are you looking to do?
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    Portraiture
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    Lee Thank you for the welcome to the forum
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    basepaint Thank you
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    Thank you
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    At the moment I am a rank beginner, But I hope to do illustration
    John V
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    From your equipment I would have guessed t shirts or fabric
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    "Robbyrockett2 Will you expand on your comment ? I selected the Omin 5000 thinking it would be a good choice for Portraiture and illustration work as I understood that it is a airbrush made for high detail work. I thought that shirts required higher volume of paint at a higher psi air pressure
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    If I understand correctly, an Omni 5000 is a .5 needle and nozzle.
    I think most people here would only use such a big nozzle for backgrounds and metallics.
    I think when badger says it's great for everything from broad paint to fine detail they had something else in mind ( maybe models, maybe Shirts) not really sure.

    For the most part I think illustration detail work is typically done with .2 or .21 and .18 size range of nozzles.
    .3 here and there.
    I could be wrong but I don't know of anyone doing illustration detail work with a .5

    Not that it impossible, but I imagine it's fairly difficult to do high detail with one.
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    Oh, I thought that the Omni 5000 had one of the finest needles and was made to do illustration and portraiture.
    Probably not a bad beginner brush though. I will just have to adjust my expectations as to what the airbrush can do.
    I was becoming frustrated that I was not able to make really fine lines with it. I know as a beginner I have not bumped up to the limits of the tool.
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