Keith Ciaramello introducing the class to Javier Soto and Mike Barile. These guys are two of the most sought after custom painters around. Both have had vehicles featured in most of the major car and bike magazines and Javier is a star instructor for Airbrush Action Magazine.
Mike demos "true fire". This is one of the hottest effects around....Oh crap...did I just type that..
Mike explains the underlaying of white paint followed by translucent "candy" colors to achieve this effect. Later in the evening he showed everyone how it was done. He also showed some great freehand and loose masking techniques.
Javier Soto demonstrates his skin tone system for portrait style artwork. Even Mike snaps a few pictures of this one. Awesome! Javi rules!
All the participants got to do the "drills". Dot patterns, line segments, shading and dagger strokes were explained.
Javier's skin tone demo in progress. Beautiful!
Everyone got one on one time with the artists to ask any questions. Here Javier explains single and double action airbrushes.
Class ran into the night...
Shooting out of sequence....Scorsese on film...
Everyone got their hands dirty! That's what its all about!
Javier is so good you could swear he had a third arm. See it??? Whoa!
Mike makes it look WAY too easy. The airbrush is an extension of his hand for sure.
Thanks again to Mike and Javier for giving this class every year. If you would like to meet them and have an opportunity to try our airbrushing , they will be giving a short free demo this year at our annual "Brushes, Needles and Burnouts" event. Please check the website for details and a schedule of demos and happenings during this two day event.
Thanks for looking!
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