For those who have taken a portrait course taught by American photorealist Dru Blair, they know that Dru‘s extreme photorealistic works are not some kind of black magic, but rather something that even beginners can come to master with the right techniques and the right materials. To help not only his course participants, but indeed airbrush artists around the globe, Dru Blair has now brought out his own Organic Edge stencils series. The series contains four different skin stencils. The texture stencils made of solvent-resistant Mylar offer differing skin structures, namely from very fine for portraits of women to middle fine textures for portraits of men to a ”wrinkle“ stencil for people of older semesters (or even for imitating leather). All of the stencils come in two different sizes and can be used for much more than just skin structures. They can be used anywhere where organic textures are desired.
Above and beyond this, this series includes a MicroDot stencil, which Dru Blair claims is the finest organic texture stencil whatsoever. Proving very similar is also the fabric stencil for designing textile surfaces. For plants, stones, rocks, and animal illustrations, there’s also the ”Shotgun“ grunge and small cell texturizers. These also come in two different sizes and cost 34.95 and 39.95 USD, respectively. All four skin stencils are available in a set for 124.95 or 144.95 USD. Six texture stencils in a set cost 179 or 199 USD.
The stencils can also be acquired directly over the website from Dru Blairs School of Realism (with app. 12 USD in shipping costs to Europe).