Well I got my CO2 tank refilled and have just finished my newest project, Sarabi. She is an 18" leopard.
Here are her before and after photos:
She is completely 100% airbrushed, freehand without any masking. No markers for any detailing. The eeny-weeny details were done extremely close to the surface. I used five color layers and it took me 3 hours to do the airbrushing. All you feel is her mohair. She was a lot of fun to paint.... the most fun project I have airbrushed so far. :)
Oooh Judi, I've been waiting to see this new girl since you mentioned her on your other posts- good job I just refereshed the main page before logging off! As it is i can't even see the aftershot now- I'll have to keep refreshing, typing and copying XD
... and it was worth the pummeling of the F5 button! She's amazing, just like your other big cats! Makes me wish i had an airbrush- more bear junk to clog up my University room!
judi this is amazing work i really must try my hand at airbrushing scary thought though i would have to get my husband to do it he is a panter and decorator so he may be better at it than me really stunning i had no idea that it was airbrushed i thought that was the fur gosh really good
Awe Bless your hearts you guys..... :redface: :redface: :redface: :redface:
You know, it's pretty hard to sit and work on one of these...I have to keep reminding myself ....thinking from the end....of what the end result will look like. It's all work until I get to the airbrushing...then it's all fun!
Anyone who wants t try airbrushing, should. Once you get it there's no looking back
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Ellen, I think you do a wonderful job with your airbrushing. Sometimes I think I make these animals just so I can do my airbrushing. I used to airbrush the back sides of denim jackets many years ago, but there is just something about having a piece of art that is three dimensional that can be picked up and handles/hugged/adored/loved......
I am still having pain in my right shoulder, even though my surgery was more than five months ago. I knew it would take time to heal Anyway, my right arm did start aching by the end of the airbrush session. I hate to stop once I have started so I keep going.
She's just stunning Judi, I to like seeing the before and after shots it really shows off the amount of work that goes into each piece.
Now as for your arm and shoulder!!!! You better learn how to slow down a bit , you have to take care of yourself Judi and listen to what your body is telling you. We all want you making these beautiful designs for yrs to come, so learn to take a break. I know it's tough to stop once you get started but you should be stopping and taking breaks, I sit at a desk all day and we have been told we should be getting up and moving around at least once every half hour even it if it's just to stretch a little bit. So perhaps you should do the same, we don't want to see you doing more damage to yourself and then your not able to airbrush anymore or make these beautiful bears and big cats.