Time Lapse painting of a Hummingbird using the Bokeh

Welcome back to another fun little demo and time lapse video of how to paint a hummingbird, in mid flight.  I like to use several different illusions in this painting.  The background is a photography technique called Bokeh which is the use of out of focus backgrounds to emphasize the subject matter.  Another really fun technique, which is also a photographers technique and that is … Continue reading Time Lapse painting of a Hummingbird using the Bokeh

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.

Cleaning Your Gravity Feed Airbrush [Step-by-Step]

Cleaning your Airbrush is the most important aspect of Airbrushing, even more so than actually painting with it! Anh Pham takes you step-by-step, as he shows you how to deep clean your Airbrush. This in-depth technique is great for cleaning your brush between uses and ultimately maintaining the performance of your Airbrush. Step 1: After spraying your project and your ready to clean the paint … Continue reading Cleaning Your Gravity Feed Airbrush [Step-by-Step]

Beginner Practice Strokes and Shading

Airbrushing can be one of the most difficult and challenging methods of painting out there.  Whether you’re into Hobby, Crafts, Fine art, Illustration, Automotive, Face Painting, Body Art, T-shirt & Textile art, Cake Decorating, Nail art or Murals,  getting to know you’re Airbrush can be a beautiful life-long Journey. This is because there are so many factors to consider associated with the Art of Airbrushing.  … Continue reading Beginner Practice Strokes and Shading