posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:50 PM
Originally posted by sylvie
Awesome, Caveman! I do watercolors and dabble a bit in acrylics, too. Would you mind telling me how you got the nice transitions between the blue and
the white (you know, where the paint looks kind of hazy)? Is there a special technique to do this?
Its funny cuz I was just saying yesterday to someone else.. AIR-BRUSHING is amazing! People think you're SOOO good, but really it doesnt even
matter because its just so easy and it looks so good.
Air-brush! A little metalic pointer you fill with paint and hook up to compressed air through cans or a compressor. Some people do AMAZING air-brush
work. I'm only starting to.
Another way you could do it which sometimes work and sometimes doesnt... just water down your paint the more you wanna fade it, but it will probably
drip and pool up on you, but it can work well if the surface is already dry.
Well hopefully that answers your question. Air-brushes can range anywhere from 75 bucks to like 400 bucks... mine actually cost 100, but WAS 400 for
some reason. Anyways.. I would recommend one that works by External mix. You ALWAYS have to clean your air-brush well. The external mix ones cut back
on half the cleaning and you get less problems. And even if the paint was to like harden up, you could still easily fix it.
Watercolours are fun. I've only ever made 3... not counting the ones when I was like 5.
Thanks for the nice compliment.
[edit on 4-2-2008 by CavemanDD]