Summer vacation is over
Did you grab your airbrush during the summer? Here in Germany, the weather was not as hot as last year, so there were also some rainy days which invited to spend some time with being creative. However, some sketching and scribbling could also be done at the beach or at the balcony. And now it’s time to realize the results with new energy!
In this issue, one’s own ideas, sketches and drafts are playing an important role as fantasy motives can not simply be copied from a photo. Cover artist Gerald Mendez is using various references for his artwork which he designed and composed with the computer. French artist Patrice Salé has made use of a 3D reference for his mad hatter, while Rodrick Fuchs from Canada has an amazing talent of traditional sketching. For him, it’s not a big deal to sketch his own fantasy dragon and complete his design with various graphic elements.
All three also let their creativity flow with choosing colors and effect techniques: From grounded textures on aluminum, through combining deco papers to the use of gold leaves, all means seemed to be right to them. And there’s also no hesitation with Paul Abert from Germany, when it comes to experimenting with tools and techniques: He combines pastel techniques with airbrushing and achieves extremely brilliant colors and subtle shading in his portraits and illustrations.
As you can see: Being open minded towards other tools and techniques as well as grabbing a pen – be it a traditional or digital one, in the studio or on the sofa – can lead to some wonderful results. We wish you a creative fall season!
The ASBS team
STEP BY STEP
The Mad Hatter – Character Design
French artist Patrice Salé chose a 3D reference to paint the famous character from the children’s book „Alice in Wonderland“.
Dreams Universe – Fantasy Art
In „Dreams Universe“, the Mexican-American artist Gerald Mendez combines the mystical look of a beautiful mermaid and the power of an exotic creature in a unreal world.
Golden Dragon – Fantasy Art
Dragons are one of the specialties of Canadian artist Rodrick Fuchs. Expressively, the dragon is roaring at the viewer from its golden frame.
Korean Lioness – Animal Portrait
Something mystical is surrounding the young lioness in the artwork of South Korean artist Kyoungbok Lee. Kyoungbok completely works freehand and creates a photorealistic piece of art full of contrasts.
Photo Finish – Mural Painting
When the Belgium artist Jan Peeters is making use of his photorealistic fine art techniques in a mural on a red brick building, an exciting Street Art style is coming to live.
Airbrush meets Pastels – Discovering the mixed techniques of Paul Abert
The German artist combines the two techniques, that are oh so different.
Innovative surfaces, new paints and helpful tools
Readers showing off their skills
Scene / Events
Airbrushing in France and Germany
Let’s go shopping for a creative season.
Sexy girls and crazy guys