Wild airbrushes can be quite unruly and truly unpredictable little beasts. Sometimes when angered they may become vindictive or spiteful and start spitting to show their displeasure, or in retaliation to improper handling. Every wild airbrush is unique and will have its own personality and quirks. Yours may be shy or stubborn and just refuse to spay at all. Others may experience a form of stage fright or anxiety, whereas they preform perfectly during practice but freeze up during any true performance. Sadness or depression is another thing you have to watch for, it is most often expressed by quietly bubbling to itself instead of paying attention to what you are asking of it.
Always remember: violence towards your airbrush is never warranted and smashing it against a wall or using harsh words will never help. Wild airbrushes need to be tamed. They need your understanding and gentle guidance in order to do their best work.
The longer you work with your wild airbrush the more you will get to know it and understand its needs. At the same time you will be training your wild airbrush to follow your lead. Understand that this takes a great deal of time and patience on your part. Over time, however, you will develop such a rapport with your newly tamed airbrush that you will no longer even have to think how to make it preform. it will instinctively pick up on your wishes and will strive to earn your pride and happiness. That isn’t to say that continuous gentle reminders won’t be necessary but they will become a ritual that you will both become accustom to.
A few other notes of significance, airbrushes, both wild and tame, are prone to illness and injury when handled roughly or if they take a fall. If such an event results in a physical injury surgery, resulting in replacement of critical appendages, may be required. Luckily most bouts of simple disobedience to not require any invasive procedures.
A word of caution every airbrush has a sharp needle that can deliver a painful but harmless sting. While their needles appear strong they are actually quite fragile. That is why for their own safety, and yours, they should be kept muzzled. This is especially important while in training or anytime they are not under your direct supervision.
I know it sounds like and overwhelming or insurmountable task. But we, at the Blair School of Realism, are experts at taming wild airbrushes and you can be too with our 3 day “How to tame a wild airbrush” course. By the end of the course you will not only have tamed an individual airbrush but will have gained the knowledge to tame any airbrush you might encounter in the future. Here’s a small secret, airbrushes are inherently more scared of you than you are of them. Also, once you become the master of one, every other airbrush will recognize that trait and will submit to you as well.
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Our new 5-chaper beginning airbrushing illustration course is broken into 4 separate 3-day workshops. You will need to practice the newly acquired skills before moving to a next level class.
If you attend only the first workshop consisting of the first to chapters "Tame a Wild Airbrush" "Overcoming Your Fear of Color", you will have all the tools needed to create your own airbrush paintings. the next two chapters show you more complex uses of the techniques you've been practicing and will start you making real paintings. and the last chapter is a full painting using everything you've learned.
Sign up today and not only will you learn to "Tame a Wild Airbrush" but you will also get a comprehensive course on color mixing and matching. the second chapter in your class will be "Overcoming Your Fear of Color". Learn about opaque and transparent colors when you use each and why. practice color blending, edge management and how to properly use masking to recreate the real world or convince others that the world you contour up actually exists.
completion of this 2 for 1 workshop will put you well on the way to creating the art you desire, and will set you up for success in every other workshop we offer.
In this starter series you can continue on to "Texture your way to Happiness" or "airbrushing by the numbers" both of these 3 day workshops will take everything you just learned and start you using the skills in more complex ways. the final chapter is "Putting it all together" where we use everything leaned in the first four chapters to create a single complete painting.
if you attend all 4 chapters spread over the course of the 3 separate 3-day classes you will have gained all the knowledge that is provided in our more popular 4-5 day workshops but you will digest it a slower pace with at home practice time in between to make sure you fully internal every step.
Thousands of students have completed out 4-5 day workshops with great success, even those that have never airbrushed before. It is, however, an intense week with a lot of new information thrown at you.
This new 4 workshop course lets you get the same professional level of training but a your own pace. and at only a slightly higher final cost than a singe 5 day workshop.
Only $499 for each 3-day workshop
- 30 hours of studio time included
- All meals included
- Onsite, private, lodging included
- Airport shuttle (upon request) included
There is nowhere else int he world you can get the kind of value. not from us and not from anyone else!
This is truly the most comprehensive beginners workshop course we have ever offered!
These prices are set so low that we cannot offer much of a discount for those not electing to stay on site. We will, however, deduct $50 for those that do not require lodging with us.