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Stippling???

Discussion in 'Beginners help' started by Steve McCracken, Dec 30, 2016.


  1. I want to use a "Straight outta Gotham" stencil. To make sure friends here dont kick me out, I would love to have a "splatter" look with colors behind the black paint.
    How would that work?
    Thank you for not laughing...
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    I have stippled paint by holding a popscicle stick on an angle on the front of the airbrush and let paint build on it til it starts to fly off in drops. I also have a stipple regulator for my renegades that I'm still fiddling with, but that's how I've done it in past for lures and such.
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    Pull back on airbrush without air pressure. Tilt the nozle down a bit. Aim airbrush, and push for air. Paint builds up in the shaft, once air applied it spits the paint. Cleaner way than the clothes pin.
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    Hey Steve!
    If you take off the protective cap, then grab the air hose with one hand and kink it, like stopping the water flow in a garden hose. Then pulse the trigger on your airbrush, play around with letting a little and a lot of air flow through - that's what stippling is.
    If you want a paint splatter effect then either add the colors you want underneath, then create a paint drop stencil and spray black over it, or spray down quite a few layers of different colors, then apply your black paint and quickly squirt a little reducer/ windex over the paint and soak up the excess with a clean cloth or rag. Just don't drag it across the artwork!

    Best of luck!
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    See that? 3 options so far lol
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin SuperMod

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    Check out the airbrushtutor tutorial for rocks. If you have an eclipse, there is an even easier method I can explain.
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  7. Awesome. Amazing. Thank you all. Whatta forum. :):):)
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    Depending on how much you need. The popsicle stick and pinch hose tricks are most common. Otherwise I just flood the needle with paint by pulling back the trigger and then just give a burst of air and it spatters.
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    Trick mentioned by Mitch works with top cup (gravity) airbrushes only. Don't try it with siphon feeds:) It wouldn't work;)
    But sticks work for all types of ABs.
    I like that trick with gravities, as one don't need anything else except the AB.
    You can do the trick also with small air gun either at low pressures.
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    Dipping an old toothbrush in paint is another option.


    I personally use Airbrush Tutors suggested method.
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    Gerald Mendez has an amazing splatter stencil just to add another option :)
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    there we go again....back in the gutter:whistling::whistling::whistling:lollollollol or is that just me???:malicious:
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    Not to mention crimping of hoses !!!
    -- in my defense @Squishy asked me to keep her gutter warm while she enjoying her holiday lol
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    OH my god....when that Mac valve is released!!!!!!!!!!:malicious::malicious::malicious::D
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    Lmao! Ya know...I thought of that after I typed it...and of course im in the gutter. They never let me out
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  20. Am I the only one who reads these 20 million times and smiles.
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