The airbrush is the most revolutionary art tool ever created. Airbrushes allow you to airbrush any type of paint or dye onto any surface imaginable.
It was first reportedly invented in 1879, however in 1893 thayer and chandler came up with the first ‘modern’ looking design of the air brush. before the airbrush was too well known, submissions of airbrush art in competitions were often not judged as they were thought to be photographs.
Perhaps nowadays it is most commonly known for it’s automotive applications whereby any thing from motor bikes to planes are airbrushed.
It is an art form that allows for amazing effects and extreme realism which has contributed to it’s being so popular today. An up and coming artform is bodyart as pictured below, which has been given alot of media attention in recent years and especially used for promotional events due to it’s high impact.
A Very Brief History
The first patented airbrush was created by a man name F.E. Stanley – however this design was never marketed.
Along came a jeweller/inventor named Abner Peeler of Iowa in 1879.
his first design was made out of a concoction of household and garage items bent together.
Ever since then the airbrush has had patent after patent & continuous re-design.
in 1893 thayer and chandler came up with the first ‘modern’ looking design.
Two fantastict that go further in depth on the history of the airbrush are listed below: