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  1. Dgreene

    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    Hello I am kinda new to the form been a member for a while but had a lot of life stuff get in the way so I am trying to make a go of it again.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    welcome. Have fun reading and meeting cool people on this forum. Cyu later, I need to welcome another Dgreene in other thread. We have two now! :D

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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    lol... I took out the duplicated thread... :) Welcome from New Zealand.
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    HellBird Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome back from the Finger Lakes @Dgreene! Hope all is well and you enjoy your stay
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia :)

    What country in the world do you call home ?
    What equipment do you currently have / looking to get.
    What got you interested in airbrushing ?

    I know, a lot of questions but we like to know a little about our stalkers :)
  6. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum, yes it helps us help you when we know where your from and what gear you have.

    Lee
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome back! Life takes place at the most inopportune times sometimes,
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome from the U.K. hope you enjoy your stay.
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  9. Dgreene

    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    Thank you for the welcome ! Hopefully this time I can stay longer I like the twin photo
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    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    The country United States The area they call Delaware Its the first state lol


    Equipment that I have : Iwata Neo , Iwata Eclipse HP-CS , Iwata High line HP-BH compressor 2 eighty gallon tanks with a 7 1/2 hp compressor / ( I am looking or thinking about making a silent compressor ) paint booth is a semi down draft 14 x 26 x 9 . Spray guns several Sata and several Iwata. the rest of my tools is what you would find in a automotive body shop


    What got me interested in the airbrush ? Well I Have been in the collision industry for over 30 years. I have done some shading and small automotive painting on wheels and seats. I would like to take it to another level my I have done some stenciling and shading.

    So is this enough Info for now Think this forum can help ?
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    I am looking for some advice on how to start on a painting. What I mean is If I can do a free hand painting and instead of a stencil I would use a projector. Then where would I start on the picture ? What is a good practice to use for progress lines and dots and fading and daggers get kinda mundane so any help would be great FYI I like learning form videos VS reading but any help is better than none
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    Don't know if I understand you correctly, after all I am Slovakian guy, but if you need practise you can get coloring pages and print them and spray them. When I do that, I put 30% black color so I see outlines good enough, but not to much. Something like this maybe?
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    and here is my league of color pages:
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    Husky's on point with this. Kid's coloring books from the dollar store, "Adult" coloring books from art stores, etc. They're great for practicing with. Can put them behind a glass picture frame and reuse them endlessly.
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    You could probably teach us a few things when it comes to spraying but with airbrushing we can help you. There's no right or wrong way to start, Lines, dots and daggers are the norm but as others have suggested the colouring books are great. The main thing is control which comes with time for example when you spray you just do it and have control over your spray guns and where the paint will hit the surface. Same with the airbrush, just time and practise.

    Where to start - Some use a projector, some use more traditional methods, for example sketching or carbon paper to transfer the image you want to paint onto the substrate your going to paint on. Painting freehand just using the projector is something I've never done, not sure if anyone else has but hopefully if they have they will pipe in. I normally transfer my image onto the surface I'm painting with good old graphite pencil rubbed on the back of a reference then lightly trace the pic. It's up to you then where and how you start painting. Most start with darkest colours first then work lighter and lighter. Others do it different, again, preference. Try the books, they're a bit of fun while you gain control and then try a simple picture. We're here to support and advise you all the way so don't worry too much, its just a learning curve.

    lee
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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

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    Many people start off trying a space pic. It's great because you can make it as basic or detailed as you like. You can mask out planets, then just fill them in, or go to town giving them swirly intricate atmospheres, or practice subtle colour blends. Try many techniques like adding a comet or two and having the tails fade out, using splatter for distant stars, dots for closer ones, add some texture creating a nebula, go to town and add a space craft. Gives you a chance to put those foundation strokes and techniques into practice in an actual painting.
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    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    this is what Hellbird is talking about. Guy from video is forum member:
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    Dgreene Young Tutorling

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    Thank everyone for the great advice I like the Idea of coloring books. think I will try that today !
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    Franc Kaiser Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China! Not sure if it helps, but my 2 cents for starting and progressing with a freehand painting would be to go “from large to small”... get the basic values, tones and shapes down first, and, through several iterations, work towards the details. Starting in one corner with details and then moving on to the next “square” is seldomy effective.
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