Things are starting to get serious around here! The first Digital Course is in production, giving people the option to fastrack their learning and to dig deep into the airbrush pits of the underworld! Well it shouldn’t sound so hellish, the big deal is that the new Digital Course will be high definition, with much improved audio quality and will be available as a direct download.
The new Digital Course goes far more in-depth than what we can go on youtube, delivering a vaster knowledge of information and giving you the skills to take your airbrushing to new levels!
The first Digital Course is set for release at the beginning of December is in fact an airbrush course. It will deal with the foundations of airbrushing and airbrush control mastery with the aim of the course to turn those who found an interest on youtube (or anyone with a desire to learn how to airbrush) into competent artists.
Anyone can airbrush. I truly believe this because I know from what level I started myself. I didn’t outshine anyone, the only thing I did different to those around me was practise. I fell in love with airbrush art and wanted to keep moving forward. I kept improving because I was practising the correct way, I soon learnt what to look for, the best methods to build up artworks and the level of control I needed to achieve them. The course due in December talks about some cool new concepts by ‘atomising’ airbrushing;
- The 4 airbrush elements
- The 6 airbrush effects
- How to implement an airbrush effect, by running through the 4 elements to create shapes!
The course project is a monotone portrait. For what looks like a difficult image, however when it’s broken down in such an easy, simplistic way.. anyone can do it! Take a quick look at the image below – it shows the completed area of the left eye and the right side shows how we start off.
The first course teaches you how to identify certain shapes in your artworks and which shapes to target first in order to begin building an artwork from the ground up. During the project you are constantly shown how to create certain areas, what to look for, where to start, how to lay down your tonal buffer zones correctly and why we do them before the mid-tone layer!
The image below shows the artwork 80% complete and I would like to stress that this isn’t a course on photorealism! This course is designed to teach you how to accurately rough in the foundation of an artwork! The result simply shows how important a foundation is to achieving an effective result;
Photorealsim comes after the foundation of the artwork through the correct and accurate use of textures, which is beyond the scope of the first course – unless it’s extended to a 14 hour digital download? That’s not going to happen.
There is alot of work going into the development of these courses and they won’t be released until they’re perfect.
The aim is to have the first course ready for the beginning of December. We will keep everyone updated on facebook, social media sites, the orange airbrush forum and of course here also!
You’ll hear from us soon!