Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Featured Works of Airbrush Asylum

I came across the artwork of Carsten Zehmisch - Airbrush Asylum.  Carsten is from Melbourne, Australia.  This video features some of his art work.  Some portions of Carsten's video are dark in nature, but you have to appreciate all the detail he puts into his paintings.  He is the next artist that inspires me.  I can only hope to be that good one day. 
I have been watching his videos and hope that some of his technique can be absorbed into my subconcious and somehow land on my canvas through my own airbrush.  Many thanks for taking the time to put them up for people to watch how you progress in a painting.  Great work!!
Here is his website www.airbrushasylum.com.au/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Indian Boy - Airbrush Art No. 5

Artwork/Photograph Copyright 2012 C. LeFever
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Well, this is the fifth painting I did with my Iwata Eclipse air brush.  I did this one in about four hours from start to finish.  Controlling the air brush is getting a little easier but I know my work still needs improvement.  After all, Rome wasn't built in a day and artists like Colin McKay have been painting for many years.  It will take a long time to get as good as he is. 
Anyway, I drew out the picture using a photograph of the indian boy but did not paint him using the reference.  I used my own light source and painted him freely.  This is just another practice piece on bristol paper.  I will give it to my daughter for her frame for Thanksgiving. 
I will search for the next artist that inspires me.  Who will it be...?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Artwork of Colin McKay

Surfing the web, I found the wonderful artwork of Colin McKay who lives in the village of Ashurst in the New Forest, Hampshire (which I believe is southern England).  I just love his work, check out this vampire girl which is done on a motorcycle tank.  Click on the picture for a better look.
For more of his work check out his website gallery.  http://www.airbrushartwork.co.uk/gallery/gallery.php
Copyrights belong to the artist. 

Iwata Eclipse Air Brush - Art Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4

About 2 months ago, I bought my first Iwata Airbrush.  I practiced some brush strokes on newspaper print and did a couple of fast doodles before I tried painting anything serious. 
Two weeks before Halloween, I wanted to get into the spirit of the holiday.
For my very first painting, I did a black and white painting of Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein.  I used photographs of them for a reference and I painted the roses freehand.
Click on the pictures for a better look. 
This is my second painting done in black and white on bristol paper.  I downloaded a photograph of Lucille Ball and worked using that as a reference.  Keeping in mind that I have never had any formal art training, I think it came out okay.
I have been practicing each week, painting other things just to get better with the brush. 
This is my third painting and I tried a little color this time. I did a pencil drawing first and used that as a reference to create the painting. I particularly like the effect that I got with the rays of light.   I call it Copperhead. 
Halloween was a couple of days away and I did painting number four, framed it and gave it to my daughter for her home.  She now wants me to paint something for each holiday so she can change them out during the year.  This one is called Witches Brew!
Because I like to paint fine lines, I think I need to buy an Iwata Micron brush.  It looks like thats what I'll be doing with my Christmas bonus this year!  In the meantime, I am waiting to receive an order for more Wicked colors. 

I will keep practicing and there will be more to come.  Follow me as I try more attempts at air brushing!
All Artwork/Photographs Copyright 2012, C. LeFever