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ASBS 04/19

ASBS 04/19


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



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.


Airbrush News

Innovative surfaces, new paints and helpful tools

Readers‘ Gallery

Readers showing off their skills

Scene / Events

Airbrushing in France and Germany

Shopping Guide

Let’s go shopping for a creative season.


Sexy girls and crazy guys

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