Photos by Sergey Mukhamedov
Airbrushing is one of the pictorial techniques of the visual arts, using airbrush as a tool for applying liquid or powdered dye to any surface.
A small excursion to the school airbrushing.
Due to the widespread use of airbrushing and the emergence of a large number of different paints and compositions, airbrushing received a new impetus to development.
Due to the thin layer of paint and the possibility of smooth spraying it on the surface, it is possible to achieve excellent decorative effects, such as smooth color transitions, bulkiness, photographic realism of the resulting image, imitation of coarse texture with perfect smoothness of the surface.
The first airbrush designs are found at the Cave of Hands in Rio Pintoras, Santa Cruz Province (Argentina). The drawings were created about 7 300 years dn. er Ancient artists blew a pigment of paint through a hollow bone into a wall.
The first mechanical airbrush was invented in 1876.
Before the invention of color photographs, they took black and white as a basis and painted it manually.Two people took part in such a work: the mace applied the color contours and painted parts of the portrait such as hair or eyes, and the draper used to paint the background.
Until the first half of the 20th century, airbrushing was a success with a growing number of companies engaged in “color photography”.
On May 6, 1884, Walcap patents a dual-action airbrush, which has the ability to regulate the flow of both paint and air. It added more features when working.
The possibility of applying paint on large surfaces allowed the use of airbrush in the production of posters, magazines, leaflets and calendars.
The surface to be painted is specially prepared. Next, the drawing itself is applied according to the image sketch created earlier in one or several layers. If necessary, the drawing is covered with varnish, which adds shine and protects the paint from the external environment.