Anyone who knows Mike, knows that he is a HUGE horror fan and he has never had the opportunity to paint Pinhead, so this job thrilled him. We also thought it would be a great subject for tutorials.
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:
When it comes to painting Warbirds, a good portion of great execution is understanding how to complete complex masking processes. These types of designs require numerous “layers” and masking them in the correct order is integral to the success of the final piece. For this particular tutorial, we will focus on “order of execution.” This […]Read More
This project has garnered a lot of interest as its progression was documented on social media. Now that it is complete I thought I would put the entire process and the most relevant images and videos together one one place. The project came to us from a customer in China and there are several back […]Read More
A new ART/MUSIC Talk Show hosted by Mike Learn. Our first guest is Matt from Texas Toast Guitars. Please check this out. It is fun, entertaining and occasionally irreverent.
This Jackson King V is heading home to Bob! The guitar arrived with a broken neck, fortunately Mike is as skilled in luthiery as he is in art! The explosion theme came from Bob’s love of Megadeth music! Here is Mike talking a bit more about the this project:
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.
Mike has often been given the freedom to create ideas for the Jackson Custom Shop “Short Runs”. This concept, Jackson Department of Corrections is an example. Mike came up with the idea of prison stripes and chains and even designed the chain link inlays to wrap the design from the body up through the fingerboard! […]Read More
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