Drawing the Black Panther. Colored Pencil art using the Chiaroscuro technique.

chi·a·ro·scu·ro kyärəˈsk(y)o͝orō/ noun the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. Drawing is a lot like painting, in fact, Michaelangelo says that one cannot be a painter if they have not mastered the pencil.   Step 6:  A final step of adding white pencil highlights … Continue reading Drawing the Black Panther. Colored Pencil art using the Chiaroscuro technique.

Custom Airbrushing Bob Ross Funko Pops

The airbrush is such a diverse tool in an artist’s art box. It can be used to paint fine art, illustrations, automotive art, cake decorating, body art, signs, fingernail art, makeup, murals and even crafts. Today we’ll be custom painting some Bob Ross Funko Pops toys with some custom colors.  I will take you on an easy step-by-step on how to paint your own toys.  … Continue reading Custom Airbrushing Bob Ross Funko Pops

Airbrushing a Stand up Paddle Board “Phoenix Rising”

Free-hand airbrushing anything is such a wonderful form of expression. When you don’t have to stop and stencil, mask or frisket anything, it gives you the power and freedom to just flow with your creativity.  Here is how I created this Phoenix rising out of the sunrise, on this Stand Up paddle board.   Step 1:  The entire deck was base coated a deep black … Continue reading Airbrushing a Stand up Paddle Board “Phoenix Rising”

A Painting of Puebla, Mexico (Popocatepetl)

Popocatepetl is an active volcano in Puebla, Mexico that overlooks one of the great cities of the world, Mexico City .  It is associated with many myths and folktales and there is also a romantic legend from the Aztec period that attempts to explain its origin.  Today, we are going to paint it here on the Painter’s Forum.       Artists tool box: ABD KIT-G44T-MASTER … Continue reading A Painting of Puebla, Mexico (Popocatepetl)

Painting a pile of Skulls

Step 1:  Using these airbrush stencils I made, I sort them out and decide what is the best layout for my piles. Step 2:  Here I grab a Master Airbrush G44 and spray around the layout of skulls using a deep black paint.  I spray the eye sockets, the teeth and the craniums. Step 3:  Next, using a more transparent deep black, I can start … Continue reading Painting a pile of Skulls