Back in 2016, Belgian artist Maïthé Delaunoy had the opportunity to take a course held by Russian artist Alina Tarasenko. There, she learned the Russian’s method to create fur in a hyper-realistic manner, namely 100% with an airbrush. No erasing, no scratching, every single hair created only with an airbrush. That was a revelation for her. It was a method that she found great interest in and with which she was then able to create truly realistic pictures featuring fur and with that, her very popular pictures of animals. Using this technique, she created the fox on her VW Caddy.
About the artist:
Belgian artist Maïthé Delaunoy has been drawing since she was eight years old. Her focus during her schooling days was always placed in her artistic abilities. She even spent a year of school at St-Luc Liège Academy in the topic of Illustration. She then completed an educational program on tattooing. Nine years ago, she discovered the airbrush and found herself being completely hooked on the freehand method. After initially practicing on her own, she attended a few masterclasses. She learned the erasing technique, for example, in a course taught by Hassen Touati. Since painting animals is her favorite topic, the erasing technique gets a lot of use with fur designs. In addition, she participated in a course run by Hubert De Lartigue, from whom she learned a color theory based on three base colors. In 2016, she visited a course taught by Alina Tarasenko and learned about her hyper-realistic fur method – 100% airbrushing, no erasing or scratching. With that, she’s practically given up the erasing technique because she simply doesn’t think it’s necessary anymore.