How to Paint a Bokeh background in Wildlife Art

bokeh (/ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay) (Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image forcing us to focus our attention on a particular area of the image. In this case, a Quetzal; A sacred bird to the Ancient Mayan Natives of Mexico. This is a technique that takes the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur and allows you to … Continue reading How to Paint a Bokeh background in Wildlife Art

Airbrushing Logan on a car hood, step by step and piece by piece.

I am, on many levels a nerd.  I am an art nerd, a dedicated paint dork and a certified X-Men geek.  I love the X-Men, Logan and Hugh Jackman!  He is one of my favorite actors and Wolverine is my all time favorite Mutant and superhero.  Now if I can only combine these aspects of my inspirations, together on one car hood,  then I would … Continue reading Airbrushing Logan on a car hood, step by step and piece by piece.

Airbrushing a Car Hood with Queen Padme Amidala

Well here are some of my favorite thing in life; Airbrushing, Star Wars and Natalie Portman!  Today we will compile all three of these things in this super fun project.  So, grab your airbrush and paint along with me. Step 1:  So the very first step is acquiring a nice clean car hood to paint on. It doesn’t have to be off of an actual … Continue reading Airbrushing a Car Hood with Queen Padme Amidala

Painting Oceanscapes With Airbrush and Acrylics

Today we will be covering some seascape techniques using the airbrush and paintbrush.  Painting oceans are one of my favorite things to create because there is so much contrast from air to sea to water and sun.  So grab your airbrush and paint along with me. Artist’s tool box: Complete Professional 2 Airbrush Kit with G22, S68 Airbrushes, Master Compressor TC-20, Air Hose & 6 … Continue reading Painting Oceanscapes With Airbrush and Acrylics

Airbrushing a Pet Portrait with “Maddi”

Painting a doggie can be one of the most fun things you could do with paint.  It is a great way to make some extra bucks if you can learn to master this artform. Today we will be painting Maddi, a precious little pooch that is only black and white but, there is more to her than meets the eye.  So, grab your brushes and … Continue reading Airbrushing a Pet Portrait with “Maddi”