How to control opaque and transparent colors : We explore the aesthetics and nuances of how colors shift when layered in different palettes, how to mix luminous colors such as pearls, interference, and auto air paints. How the colors effect each other in composition and learning to reconstruct mistakes with heat and fixatives. We discuss in detail proper air pressure, types of airbrushes, ergonomics, mixing paint, and the "lighter to darker" principal, to establish better control via shading and rendering.
Aspects of a good composition : Finding balance within the opposing elements of an image, and how to think about positive and negative space and flow and harmony of a work.
Realistic Woodgrain for faux, animation and graphics : We explore in depth the concepts of realism within the woodgraining technique which can be applied towards all surfaces, layering the colors harmoniously, and the introduction of loose and contact masking to create 3-dimensional forms.
Realistic Cobblestone for Faux And Graphics : We explore the very hyper-realistic concept of Faux Cobblestone which can be applied towards home decor, animation backgrounds, automotive graphics, and signage concepts.We learn how to buffer colors down to manipulate chroma, hue, and value + explore unconventional tricks to accent the airbrush look via other mediums.
Snakeskin for graphics and automotive applications : We explore the concepts of three different types of snakeskin to apply towards all surfaces. We illustrate the proper etiquette on maintaining a sterile surface while exploring the way paint reacts to these diverse surfaces. Color is explored via a more graphical intent or a more realistic, muted look. Loose masking and the usage of textures and templates are the forefront of many of these tricks.
Fleshtones for fine art and all imagery : These concepts are the foundation for the novice airbrush artist or the pro wanting a "user friendly" way to approach fleshtones when approaching all imagery. We explore the language of the freehand templates to create contour, form, and manipulate soft and hard edges via certain techniques. The Chiaroscuro concept ( from the famous artist Carravagio), is also introduced in the fleshtone concept which helps manipulate realism via certain types of photographs needed to pull off the effect.
Realistic waterdrops for art and graphics : Introduced in this DVD is the tricky sequential process and nature of how templates, controlling color, and use of texture and light, can manipulate a very realistic, accenting element, to any image. Discernment and placement of shadow and contour is also the forefront of achieving mastery of this process.
Intro to illustrating: In this DVD a myriad of textural tricks will be introduced to manipulate the eye and the mind. Knowing what to bring into a piece for a certain effect is invaluable in the end product of any particular dynamic of any composition. The language of the freehand templates are of a particular focus to establish a proper foundation for a work, and raise the standard to a more professional grade. We learn how colors compliment each other in various ways to further transcend an image into a more sophisticated range.
Marble textures : In this DVD the concepts can be used for furniture, graphics and signs and much more. Marble is a texture in which can be applied by professional Faux painters ( walls and furniture) and artisans alike. It can be applied as an automotive graphic inside of letters or tribal art, a background for any particular backdrop or commercial comission and an all around application for any 3-d surface. Elements of exploration include the "less is more" principal, controlling a good color balance, and sequential layering of textural effects to create realism.
Surface preparation and protection : Different surfaces require different types of preparation and protection. In this DVD we discuss the applications of certain types of clearcoats and sealers for walls and many other diverse surfaces, and how those mediums will effect the longevity of the piece via lightfastness and durability. Upon purchase of the videos you will receive a 33 page manual from the actual classes via PDF file to print and save as a reference point for many "backyard" secrets and tricks.
Portraiture and facial components : This DVD will cover IN DEPTH explore the application of freehand templates, subtractive highlighting concepts, and sequential masking. The 70/30 rule will be the forefront of this process in refining and mastering accuracy in 3-dimensional proportions of the face. These concepts are some of the best ways in approaching this subject without intimidation or neurosis. Spacial awareness is a general focus as well as shading etiquette and mastery of the dagger and feather strokes to enhance an ability to control the airbrush with accuity.
Diamond plate for auto graphics and commercial art : In this DVD we explore the process of expediting the process of the highly sought after diamond plate concept without having to buy an expensive computer plotter. We focus on manipulating a distressed surface with certain colors, and placing shadows and highlights accurately to achieve a very believable graphic which can accent the inside of letters or fonts, or as a stand alone image or background.
Clouds for faux concepts and art : Clouds need appropriate colors and believable textures to work. Subdued colors are a huge part of making clouds look realistic and many different textural applications can expedite the process . In this DVD we discuss equipment usage + large and small scale applications, as well as the importance of ventilation and protection from the atomization of the mediums used. Clouds can be used for faux concepts, theatrical backgrounds, signage concepts, and anything in art or animation.
Dynamics and realism in skulls and illustrating : Subtractive highlighting is a big part of the Electro-Skull concept, and this DVD brings to light the fusion of a high contrast image and the addition of intricate realistic effects. Working in many levels of black and gray are a key component to the hyper-realistic model in this particular composition. The usage of freehand templates are critical in this sequential process and the introduction of transparent paints are utilized to achieve realism.
Realistic feathers and fur : Feathers and animal fur are a prominent component to any believable image via animals or graphics. Different elements can be brought in to distort the senses to a peak of believability quicky if you know what to utilize. In this DVD we focus on colors and textural tricks, which can produce high quality components to any composition as well as the usage of freehand templates and diverse highlighting and layering techniques.
Metal peelbacks: The processes of metal peelbacks are dependent on the form and technique, and ultimately the utilization of how color is layered. Highlighting and very intricately placed templates will manipulate contour with precision thus expediting the arduous process of cutting masks. Craftsmanship and surface sterility are emphasized thoroughly.
Advanced Textures: In this DVD we will cover many realistic textures including chrome and chrome letters, real fire, faux brick, fabric, flags, and much more. We expose to the beginning student or the more experienced airbrushers how to control color, sequential and loose masking concepts, realism, achieving dimension and form, compositional structuring, and much more. Finally we have also found a way to approach the concepts of the ever so popular "Realistic Fire", how to layer the colors and achieve an immediate product with very little effort.
Psycho-Clown: In this DVD we explore portraiture techniques meshed with this fantasy clown illustration. Items covered are how to create realistic clown hair, facial components and the sequential structuring of those components, loose and contact masking ( Mastering the freehand templates), controlling color to achieve realism, textural tricks and subtractive highlighting, and understanding David's philosophy on the importance of refining more professional looking imagery.
Advanced Illustrating: In this DVD we cover the many different nuances and sequential processes of rendering fleshtones in a portraiture mode while also creating a metal skull. Also covered will be the extensive usage of the freehand templates with a major focus on highlighting and light sourcing when rendering.
Illustration 3 : In this DVD we go absolutely crazy with detail on the concept of realistic granite to achieve a "statue" type of image which could also be applied towards fine art. The technique of subtractive highlighting is taken to the extreme in this detailed composition, and the intense usage of freehand templates are also demonstrated to create precision, contour, dimension, and to achieve a more professional and balanced image.
Illustration 4 : In this DVD we focus on intense detail with the concept of a realistic Albert Einstein caricature. You will learn: The usage of freehand templates (loose masking ) ,the fleshtone forumla, rendering hair,control, and much much more. These concepts are great for anyone wanting to get into the field of animation,cartooning, or any illustration medium.