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Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by huskystafford, Jun 5, 2019.


  1. huskystafford

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    I remember the day I let Jackie to convince me to do that Gargoyle challenge. I tried 5 times, and now I am on my sixth attempt at this. I always mess something up. I tried textures with the thingy you use for covering vegetables in the garden if it's to cold, and I got weird patterns. I also tried to do first wings, so I get a feeling that at least I done something. The end result was always the same. I keep messing something up, and then I just spray all over cause I am so frustrated :D

    Sooooo, now I am at my sixth attempt :D I was busy lately, got new mountain bike and I am exercizing my body! (we need proud smiley :D), but I still try to do something with Gargoyle. When I get motivation . So I tried the hard route, airbrushing head and free handing this time... This gave me some thoughts about what I am doing wrong. I suspect my issue is I wanna see results to fast, cause I was used using stencils. So I am doing this slowly, I hope I wont mess something up again. If I do, what the hell, there is still place for seventh attempt lol

    I also noticed I do come back from lighter to darker color and back to lighter when I am airbrushing. I was under impression you guys don't do that, but I have issues not to...


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    That is coming together by the look of it... and new bike... pictures please.. :)
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    I wouldn’t put to much attention to textures and focus more on the values! Take your time, remember that it is for fun not a race. And finish one, no matter how good or bad it looks, just finish it, that will teach you more than just start over and over!! M2C


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    I am stubborn :D

    Well technically it's an old bike, but looks like new. I rebuild rear shock, cost me 85 euros. But she is a beauty!


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    I removed sticker from rear shock after rebuild. :)
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    I start with my lights and work my way to the darks. I will come back in with white for highlights. Depending on the image. I mostly just preserve the white of the board. If I cover too much white at first, it can easily be erased back when adding some texture....
    Always finish...There are times when it looks like poo poo, then boom, it all starts to come together. I have these moments with everything I do, but I carry on and usually I am happy at the end...
    Cheers...
    Looking good
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    I'm so sorry you are getting frustrated at doing the Gargoyle, but I'm also pleased to see that you are pushing on with it even though its causing you pain.
    As Tony has said, Always finish it, and I agree there are times when it looks like its never going to look any good but you'll be surprised at the end result. I also try and preserve the white/light area where possible.

    I have been very bad and not uploaded my step by step for you... something I will try and fix tonight...
    hopefully it will help you along the path of happiness

    and what you have shown so far I'd say you are doing just fine...
    what brush /paint / psi are you using ?
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    I think I had made quite a few bad choices when I started with gargoyle :D On a bright side, I think I learn something from my mistakes.

    all of my tries were sprayed on white board, the one you use for sticking stuff with magnets on it. I couldn't get nice white color while I was airbrushing, so this time I layed down white underbase(I sprayed white color with my bcs so I get some color and remove that shine and that smooth surface from the board).

    I should probably do this on some paper or whatever, but this will do. It's a good practise and I am guessing I learn a lot. I use eclipse sbs, 1 drop of paint(wicked) and 2 drops of reducer on 20 psi. I notice that I get a lot of tip dry if I spray slowly. I guess it's just my lack of experience with this kinda stuff.

    Frustration is just part of the game I guess, so don't worry Jackie, I still learn something. I hope lol I went with a head a little lighter, cause I always over do it and that is probably the cause I mess things up.

    I'll try to fix that thingy with ''finish it even if it looks like poo''. :)
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    Sweet... riding road bikes is my reason for not painting recently.. :) I buy and sell them for pocket money! Specialised make sweet rides, I have 2 in my garage at the moment.
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    Husky, the hardest part of a painting is not the beginning and also not the finishing, but that point in time when you’re right in the middle. I learned that an airbrushing painting rarely looks good when it is work in progress. I often look at a half finished piece and am disappointed with it. The trick is to keep going, to push through that invisible sound barrier. For example, one layer of paint on a certain detail of the painting rarely looks good, but with each additional layer on top of it, it gets better and, after the fifth or so layer suddenly something magic happens. If you abort the painting in the middle of the process then it’s the lack of confidence in knowing (or, hoping) how it could turn out in the end. In such situations it’s actually better not to overthink too much and just keep going. Focus on the joy of using airbrush, don’t get caught in self-doubt. Again, even top artists’ work looks like crap halfway through, but they are stubborn enough to not be frustrated with it and just keep going. Believe me, nobody will see those supposed mistakes. It’s all in our minds when working alone in front of the canvas.
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    I didn't ride like more then 20 years I think and I needed to start somewhere, so I just bought old timer and start fixing it. It will do well till next year, when I am planning to buy something with newer date birth. I had road bike when I was younger, but I decided for mtb, cause I have this like 10 minutes from my home. 10 minutes to the woods, still need to come up to the top lol, but I am building on my strenght! :D

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    As a fun fact. Talked to my old man yesterday if he feels up to do one project which I have in mind. He seemed interested. We will see if he will be up for it. I found on amazon weird looking horn for bicycle on compressed air :D It's around 20 pounds, but I know we can do better then this. Will leave link and video just for fun :)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Zo...&s=gateway&sprefix=airhorn bic,aps,162&sr=8-1



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    Yea I figure it out, that is probably the thing I was doing wrong. I noticed few posts before people told me this. Kinda feel weird to tell each of you guys thank you for your tips and help so I just pressed like lol But, I am thank full! :D
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    I see you got this covered , dont worry about it and just play and learn that is what this gargoyle is all about nothing more and nothing less
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    Air horn... brilliant! Yes, getting a young bike is wonderful! Consider a 29" rim, so much easier to ride over trails than the 26"
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    According to what I read last few days 29" is what people are buying this days and you can get cheap 26" cause of that.. Well , my plan is to save money for the next year and buy something nice. This one is to get me over to the next year. I didn't invest to much money in to bike this year, cause I have some plans which will need some money injection lol
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    So this Gargoyle of mine is taking really slowly :D I do work on it ,when I feel like it, and when I have the time. I feel like I really suck with my eclipse sbs lol

    But if I would push my self more(thx Jackie and rest of you), I probably wouldn't suck so much :D So here is my little progress. I was a lot on my bicycle, so Gargoyle was waiting to be touched -.-

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    I am scared s**** what will happen when those bloody wings come...
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    The wings are the easy part and you are doing just fine so far :)
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    Yea, I am helping my self with home made dart target with your avatar.
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    lol
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    You’ll need to improve your aim :p
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    That hurts. And it wasn't necessary... I can see my pictures :D
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    Your gargoyle is coming along great buddy
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