PDF AIRBRUSH DOWNLOADS

In this area of Manifest:Art Studio, Rafael has made avilable PDF downloads that the beginner or novice airbrusher may find helpful. Beginner airbrushing has a learning curve which can be alleviated by reading and studying from those that have done it before. Rafael encourages anyone interested in learning how to airbrush, to download the available files below. Simply click on the PDF File icon to automatically download the file, free of charge.

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AIRBRUSH COMPRESSOR APPLICATIONS
Which airbrush and compressor should I use?

"The most common question a new user has about airbrushing is "which airbrush is best for me"? Though very common this is a very good question since....."







AIRBRUSH TRIGGERING
Triggering for Freehand Airbrushing.

"When airbrush technique comes to mind, many artists envision elaborate processes where stencils and frisket film, found objects, and secret techniques are employed to develop images. In reality, however, many artists....."







DRAWING FOR THE AIRBRUSH ARTIST
Preliminary drawing techniques.

"The reference drawing that the airbrush artist works upon is extremely simplistic in the sense that it consists only of line. No shading is required because it will be applied with the airbrush. Normally, the less pencil work done....."






AIRBRUSHING: GETTING STARTED
A User's Guide by Iwata Medea.

"Today, airbrushes are used in painting for a multitude of applications. Artists who use the airbrush will generally have several different types (external or internal mix) as well as styles (gravity- or siphon-feed) on hand for a variety of uses. Considerations are based on....."






AIRBRUSH SPRAY TROUBLESHOOTING
What's Happening to My Spray?

"Many things can affect paint that is sprayed from the airbrush: hand movement, distance from the work, volume of paint, angle of spray, triggering, air pressure and more. Depending on one or more of these factors, while learning airbrush technique, the beginner will likely....."






AIRBRUSH MECHANICS
The Inner Workings of the Airbrush.

"When you use specific equipment or tools on a daily basis (such as a computer or an airbrush), you sometimes take basic information or knowledge for granted and forget that a novice may be full of questions. As an example, while examining an airbrush in an art supply store recently, a consumer inquired: "Which end does the paint come out of?" This is certainly a valid question for....."






AIRBRUSHING USING ACRYLICS
Artist Acrylic Colors on Canvas

"Why do many artists who incorporate airbrush technique in their works prefer artist acrylic colors when working on canvas? There are several reasons. For one, unlike oil paint, acrylic paint dries very quickly. This allows the artist to...."






AIRBRUSH OVERSPRAY
Overspray--The Aibrusher's Friend and Foe

"Overspray is an intrinsic result of spraying paint through an airbrush. For those new to the technique, this is the paint that drifts past the area to be painted. It appears as a soft mist that is sometimes...."






AIRBRUSH TERMINOLOGY
Know your airbrush terms

"In the realm of airbrushing, there are many words or phrases used that may be unfamiliar to a person who is just learning or investigating the technique. To help you fully understand explanations/instructions...."






BEYOND THE BRUSH
A Complete Handbook to Understanding and Using Artist Canvas by Fredrix.

"In addition to providing the artist with basic information such as choosing a canvas, sizing and priming a canvas, canvas supports and stretcher bar info, this handbook also outlines how to mount canvas onto a stretcher frame."






AIRBRUSH MAINTENANCE - THE NEEDLE
Maintaining the airbrush needle.

"There is but one part of an airbrush that must be removed on a regular basis for cleaning - the needle. All internal mix airbrushes have a needle, whereas external mix airbrushes do not..."






AIRBRUSHING CHOCOLATE
Tips for airbrushing chocolate.

"It seems like everywhere you look today you see or read about people utilizing the airbrush in the culinary arts, on cakes or sugar or chocolate.? And, like in all the arts, artists sometimes tend to keep those "secret tips" to themselves.?? However, the more information..."






MEDIUMS FOR AIRBRUSH: GOUACHE
Water-based airbrushing medium.

"Gouache, pronounced "gwahsh," is an opaque watercolor medium that is perfect to use with an airbrush.? ?Following are a few unique qualities of this paint to consider...."






AUTOMOTIVE PAINTS AND THE FINE ARTIST
By Donn Shanteau

"Sometimes enlightenment comes on the heels of grueling research; other times it is the fruit of some insight that is offered from a mentor. Of course, you never can discount the age old "It fell from the sky and bonked me in the head" method of seeing some kind of light. At the risk of seeming somewhat mundane, I reached my epiphany by...."






AIRBRUSH NEWBIES
Do's and Dont's - Part 1

"At this time of year post-holidays, many individuals who have received an airbrush as a gift are eager to get started. But there are a few things you should be aware of during your first airbrush experience. To begin, it is absolutely essential that you..."






AIRBRUSH NEWBIES
Do's and Dont's - Part 2

"To continue this month, let?s look at the parts of the airbrush and see how they apply to its proper performance.? All internal mix airbrushes have a needle that runs through the body and controls the flow of paint.? It has a very sharp tip and, if bent..."






THE DUAL ACTION, INTERNAL MIX AIRBRUSH
A Brief Explanation

"The dual action (D/A), internal mix airbrush is the type most used by professionals.? It differs greatly in its trigger mechanism and style from the single action (S/A) airbrush.? In the S/A brush, you simply depress the trigger for a pre-set amount of paint; whereas with the D/A brush, you depress the..."






AIRBRUSHING FOR THE CRAFTSPERSON
Airbrushing on crafts

"Despite today's economic climate, the craft industry has seen an uptick of activity according to a recent interesting article in The New York Times.? Some craft retailers reported that more people were making crafts for gifts over the holidays and others were..."






AN AID TO CHOOSING A COMPRESSOR
A guide to choosing your compressor

"The most common source of air for propelling the airbrush is the air compressor. There are two basic types:? the diaphragm compressor and the piston-operated compressor. Designed primarily to propel one airbrush at a time, the diaphragm compressor is the..."




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