If at first you don’t succeed…

I wasn’t going to post this at first, but the more I think about it, the more I feel it might be important to. So… Here was my first attempt at airbrushing.

Cindy Wright 2015

I’ve learned a few things from this experience:

  • You can’t cut acrylic airbrush paint with water.
  • Probably shouldn’t use acrylic paint right now anyways, because there’s much less room for error.
  • There is a consistency you want your airbrush paint to have, about the same as 2% milk to where it leaves a trail on the glass.
  • There’s totally a regulator on the compressor that controls the air pressure and I should probably use that.

So after the pink sort of overtook the face and I knew there was no going back unless I wiped it off (because it’s acrylic. The gouache would’ve wiped off), I just decided to experiment from there. I practiced eyelashes and after I realized she was a hot mess, I painted on the brows haha.

I decided to post this because everybody has to start somewhere. Not everything we do will be great the first time around, and some of the best lessons are from making mistakes. I hope someone somewhere gets a giggle out of this. I certainly did.

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