JoAnn Bortlesis a nationally recognized and award-winning custom painter. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines and she has written five best-selling books on custom painting techniques, includingCustom Painting Idea Book: Cars, Motorcycles, TrucksandHow to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques, also from MotorBooks.
Bortles lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, running her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting.Taking up where her best-sellingHow to Master Airbrush Painting Techniquesleft off, famed custom painter JoAnn Bortles guides airbrush painters to a new level with a full range of techniques and their applications. Her straightforward, clearly illustrated directions show how to airbrush everything from backgrounds and murals to animal subjects and delicate human features on virtually any surface. From choosing photographs and drawing designs to depicting machinery and animals to manipulating light and dark, Bortlesrsquo; direct, easy-to-follow guide is the perfect resource for airbrush painters eager to expand their skills.Having only one airbrushing technique is like driving on only one road; it limits the places you can go. This book by famed custom painter JoAnn Bortles gives you the airbrushing tools to take your art just about anywhere. Taking up where she left off in her best-sellingHow to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques, Bortles outlines a full range of techniques and their applications. Her straightforward, clearly illustrated directions show you how to airbrush everything from backgrounds and murals to animal subjects and delicate human features on virtually any surface. Designing, drawing, painting from photographs; portraying natural and manmade landscapes; manipulating light and dark; painting airplanes, cars, and trucks; depicting birds and reptiles, animals and people in stylized and realistic ways: These are among the many techniques Bortles explains in direct, easy-to-follow terms. Her book is an ideal guide for airbrush painters seeking to expand their skills, and for readers of Bortlesrsquo; earlier book who are hungry for more.A full range of airbrushing techniques and applications, with directions for painting everything from cityscapes and machinery to animal subjects and human features on virtually any surface.
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