Focus on airbrush, fin

An interesting thing happened during this focus month. Stylistically, I always feel like I’m all over the place, what veins of consistency I have are shallow and general. But when I tried to follow the more traditional airbrush styles in lettering and theme, I couldn’t do it. When, in annoyance I went to those themes of mine I thought were shallow and general (metal, sf, rawr), it totally worked. So I can’t do gorgeous traditional airbrush script like you see at county fairs. But I guess I can do gothy,…

Focus on airbrush, more progress

Because I don’t like turning on the air compressor too late in the evening out of kindness to our downstairs neighbours (though it’s not very loud), I haven’t been playing with it as much as I’d like. But I think I’m improving, it really does help that I’ve found the right subject for my abilities. I just tried airbrushing on fabric, one of my favourite tops I got at an airbrush booth at the county fair and it’s something I want to be able to do. Which means I have…

Focus on airbrush, continuing lessons

I do not have steady hands, this I have learned as I’ve continued following the lessons over at How to Airbrush. I am not bad at shading spheres though. Here, have some tablet snaps of my learnin’.  The second one has pictures Chase drew for me that I then shaded in: I am also not good at palm trees. Much to my everlasting dismay.  The dagger stroke! I am terrible at it. But! I can do pine trees okay.  And I think I may be not bad at depicting eldritch…

Focus on airbrush, we begin

For some gift holiday last year, Chase got me an airbrush.  It’s not just any airbrush, it’s an airbrush gun and air compressor specifically made for nail art and miniature work. It came with little stencils and fake nails, because some wonderful lady in southern middle America had made an investment and then decided against it. I haven’t been very good with this gift, I use it sometimes, and got most of the awkwards out, but I don’t use it nearly enough—nor have I practised basic technique enough with it. …

March Focus

Okay, so I made a list of possible focus months (and branding Ma-mé has gone great), I’m just going to use a random number generator (at Random.org) and just let the dice fall where they may. Or, because I’m a picky weirdo, pull three numbers and then decide. This month I got: 3, 7, 13 Animatic for The Audacity Gambit Sewing: mending Sewing: clothes Embroidery Ink comic from last February (Richard III) Nails Photography: make sets, pick direction Ma-me’ branding Next book Library Garden Cooking Airbrush Painting Fashion blogging The…