The Airbrush workshop is designed for students to use airbrushes as a creative tool to produce images that communicate a message through visual expression. The course takes a practice-based approach with multiple projects to help students develop a personal style in illustration and airbrush rendering. Students will learn both airbrush techniques and art theories throughout class lectures and practice in the class.
Class duration: 3 hours, 12 weeks
|1||S1||Basic airbrush operation and techniques
Introduction to the airbrush system and applications;
How to create artwork with dots
|Painting with dots: Create images with dots.|
|2||S1||Basic airbrush operation and techniques
Airbrush maintenance and troubleshooting;
How to create artwork with lines
|Creating designs with various types of lines.|
|3||S1||Airbrush techniques: Understand forms and shapes.
Using an airbrush to create an abstract modern design with basic design elements.
|Creating Modern style Graphic design using Basic forms and shapes|
|4||S12||Overview section one;
Starting project 1
Concept, Reference, and Layout Sketches
|Project 1: Illustration of a cityscape.
Thumbnails and concept sketch
|5||S2||Project one continued:
Introducing grayscale and gradient
|Project1: Illustration of a cityscape.
Rending forms, shadow, and lighting.
|6.||S2||Project 1 critique.
Introduce monochromatic colors, blending, and overlay
Painting a monochromatic portrait.
|7.||S3||Project 2 starts:
Image transferring and layout.
Introducing freehand airbrush rendering techniques – sharp and soft tones
Choice of still life or portrait.
|8.||S3||Project 2 continued:
Individual facilitation and practice
|9.||S3||Project 2 finish:
Project facilitation, troubleshooting, critique, and feedback
Presentation, and sharing.
|10.||S4||Introduction to Airbrush illustration principles and techniques.
Positive and negative background, visual emphasis, focal pointings
Full color painting & rendering:
Concept & sketches
|11||S4||Color blending and rendering.
Color theories: contrast, lighting, tone, harmony in visual effect.
|12||S4||Review and representations||presentation|