Neither beginners nor advanced students will want to be without this book on airbrush art. It is an indispensable source of information and advice on the amazing works of art you can produce with the aid of a spray gun. Beginning with the basic techniques coupled with specialist tips, all of the various ways of using an airbrush are demonstrated for anyone who would like to learn, perfect and eventually become professional at the spray technique. With the help of numerous, tried-and-tested, step-by-step instructions, the six carefully designed projects provide an easy introduction to the basic knowledge required and to the subsequent development of the skills needed for complex artistic work. The advantages of the freehand technique are as comprehensively discussed as the solutions to problems and difficulties that can occur when working with masks. As well as the practical tasks, readers can learn everything there is to know about the inner workings and construction of an airbrush gun, and are introduced to the various models of gun available commercially and detailed information on accessories and materials. There is a free DVD included.
Table of Contents
Foreword The history of the airbrush Materials and their uses Technology Enlarging and transferring Colours Basic exercises Step-by-step projects Gallery
After studying painting and graphic arts, the author and artist, Roland Kuck, specialised in illustration and airbrush art, in particular portrait painting. He works as artistic director and lecturer at the Institute for Training in Arts and Art Therapy in Bochum, Germany. In 2004, he was involved in a charitable collaboration between UNESCO and the Art House Gallery in Bochum, with the slogan 'For more peace, tolerance and democracy in the world'. For this he painted the portraits of many national and international personalities, including Phil Collins, Robin Gibb, the Empress Farah Diba-Pahlavi and the Dalai Lama. Roland Kuck has become well-known through various interviews and presentations on radio and television and through published books including textbooks, as well as educational films.