A COMPLETE CUSTOM – FROM BUILD TO PAINT!A FUN PROJECT This is the type of project that gets a career artist excited! As most of you know, Mike is not only an artist, but also a guitarist, bassist and luthier. One of his favorite bands is AC/DC (in fact, he played Angus in a Tribute […]Read More
For those of you who have been around Mike and I before Social Media – you may remember our LearnAirbush LIVE sessions that we held several times each month via our web cam. I just ran across 4 video segments that were requested excerpts from the Portrait Class. End of class images:
This Tutorial is a study in Daggers and Dots: Mike goes into great detail as he explains the layering techniques he used to create complex textures like leathery skin and hair on his awesome beast, KONG. We are also including some still photos and color use references below: Mike created a very simple mask to […]Read More
This job came to me with very little instruction. The client, Rob Burns, wanted his bike to have a ton of artwork, but still wanted the LimeTime Pearl base coat to be very prevalent; basically he wanted the bike to still be green even after it was covered with art. He also mentioned that he […]Read More
This is a quick video detailing how to create super-realistic bullet holes in metal – both “innies” and “outies”. Mike explains the process from beginning to end.
This customer requested a pirate theme for his paint work and really left the details of the job up to me. I really like to work with core shadow as a basis for building a composition and as a basis for exemplifying how light sources affect an image. The basic idea for the image came […]Read More