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There is always an open invitation to all airbrush artists, custom painters, and pinstripers to publish in our magazine. What paint you use, what airbrush you use, any other tool you use to create your art has no bearing on if we publish your article or not.

We publish only six issues per year, which means we can publish only about 48 different artists per year. We would love for you to be one of those 48 artists.

Featured cover artists: there are only six covers a year, so we require excellent step-by-step-to-be featured cover artists. We are a working artists magazine helping readers learn new skills and knowledge.

I run this magazine by myself, so my time is limited to searching out artists and inviting each to become a published artist. Thus the open invitation to all artists to send in your article.

Readers gallery pictures..Generally I post on the magazine FAcebook page seeking artwork for the readers gallery.  Our FACEBOOK PAGE

Issue 17, Vol. 75, 2020
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Writing a Step by Step
Writing a step by step is very easy, and it; fun. It makes you look, review how you create your art and learn to help those new to our art form.
At the start of the project, take pictures at essential points in the process. Generally, you will end up with 10 to 15 photos. Now write a paragraph about what you did in each picture. You can use GRAMMARLY, which is free to help you write each paragraph. It corrects spelling and sentence structure. Copy the text from Grammarly to note pad, Microsoft word, or e-mail it to us. airbrushmag@gmail.com

TAKING PICTURES
You can use your cell phone. That’s fine; send the photos just as they are on your cell phone. Be sure to keep the subject you are trying to use in your painting process. Look at Jason’s pictures to the right.

SUBMITTING THE ARTICLE
Keep the pictures separate from the text when you submit your article. Just make sure we understand which paragraph of text goes with which image. You can use WETRANSFER.COM to send us the images and text. It’s free. Just send it to airbrushmag@gmail.com

These pictures below are from Jason Livery article in issue 17 of our magazine. The article was on painting a goalied mask.  You see here how he centered the subject in the photo. Jason is a professional artist, goalied nelmet, football helmet designer and painter for the NFL and HNL. One of the very best in the business.

For each picture in your step by step there is text aboit what you did in that picture. Take pictures at important points in your project then write the explanation of what you did in each picture. We will be happy to correct grammer so no worries.

jason 1

Step 12

“Once I had it laid out in a way I felt looked best, I started to roughly freehand the artwork with my always-trusted Satagraph 4H siphon-fed airbrushes. As many of you know, I’m very old school and have been using siphon-fed airbrushes for over 30 years, so if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it! I just like the comfort of holding a bottle in my hand. I have about 60 airbrushes as my workhorses, and I work fast and jump from one to the other much like when I was a t-shirt painter many moons ago. Since I have a steady flow of goalie masks and NFL helmets in my shop, I never have to worry about my paint drying up in the bottles. My way isn’t always the best, but it’s my way, and its works for me. Ok, back to the process. As mentioned, I start roughly freehand Eddie using my Satagraph and Candy brown from Custom Paints. All the artwork on this mask will be done with Custom Paints paint. They have been my go-to for years now and work well for me. As I rough in the artwork, I dial in some of the details and hard edges with my stencils.”

Jason 3

Another image and text  from Jason’s step by step. See how easy it is.

STEP 13

“Now it’s time for some rivets. I use my circle and oval stencil to achieve this effect. First, use the negative of the circle and shade one side. Then use the same size positive to shade the bottom side; this will give you a 3d effect. There are many ways to do some cool rivets, but a basic one was needed to get the client’s effect for this purpose.”