Airbrush


Airbrush is painting with air in which dyes are dissolved that are sprayed onto a surface (canvas, metal, airbrush board or T-shirt cloth). I prefer to make portraits in which I try to put an emphasis on the essence of a person or animal. Freehand techniques (using no masking foil or tape) is my favorite way of airbrushing.

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Johan Cruijff while he still played for Ajax Amsterdam.
Digitally edited traditional analog freehand airbrush.





Charles Bukowski
Airbrush: Iwata Custom SB
Surface: Yupo synthetic paper
Paint: Inspire H2O






Brad Pitt
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: Van Beek Retouche paper
Paint: Inspire H2O





'Creepy Prez' Abraham Lincoln
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: first try of Yupo synthetic paper
Paint: Inspire H2O






Vladimir Putin
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: Van Beek Retouche paper
Paint: Inspire H2O





Andre Hazes
Airbrush: Iwata Custom Micron SB
Surface: Yupo synthetic paper
Paint: Inspire H2O






Andre Hazes
Airbrush: Iwata Custom SB
Surface: Van Beek Retouche paper
Paint: Inspire H2O






Chief Plenty Coups - Work in progress
Airbrush: Iwata Custom Micron SB
Surface: Airbrush paper
Paint: Holbein Aeroflash






Andre Hazes - legendary Dutch singer
Airbrush: H&S Evolution
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color






Albert Stannard - (micro) ship builder
Airbrush: Fischer Aerostar
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink






Bob Marley I
Airbrush: Paasche V#1 and after
it was stolen: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color






Quanah 'The Eagle' Parker - Comanche Chief
Airbrush: Vega 1000
Surface: T-shirt
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color






Marilyn Monroe
Airbrush: Paasche Turbo
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink






Invincible rally car in the nineties of the previous century
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink




Johan Cruijff
Holland's greatest soccer player of all times
Iwata HP-BH airbrush
Inspire H2O paint
Linen structure paper 36 x 33 cm





Andre Hazes
Dutch balad singer
Iwata HP-BH airbrush
Inspire H2O paint
Linen structure paper 36 x 33 cm







Chief Joseph
Airbrush: Vega 1000
Surface: T-shirt
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color







Bob Marley II
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink






Ernesto's mom
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color





Unknown Native American Chief -
Vega 1000 airbrush, Illu-Color paint






Meggie - dog of a friend of a friend
Airbrush: H&S Evolution
Surface: Airbrush paper
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color






Various stages Tina Turner airbrush
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink






Tina Turner finished portrait
Airbrush: Paasche V#1 / Paasche Turbo
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink





Humphrey Bogart - Paasche Turbo test
Airbrush: Paasche Turbo
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink





Peter Mahakena - a dear, selfless friend
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: Airbrush paper
Paint: Holbein Aeroflash
Digitally reworked






Dr. Kim Ong
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink







Tut Anch Amon
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Rotring Acrylic Ink





Chief Joseph of the Nez Percez Nation
Airbrush: Vega 1000
Surface: T-shirt
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color





Graham Green - author
 Airbrush: Paasche Turbo
Surface: Plastic sheet
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color






Portrait of a child
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Airbrush board
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color







Harley tank - Alan Jackson
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: metal
Paint: Aquaflow








Abandoned Ford in outback
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color





1953 Chevy
Airbrush: Iwata HP-BH
Surface: Airbrush paper
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color







JFK - Iwata Custom Micron SB test
Airbrush: Iwata Custom Micron SB
Surface: Office copy paper
Paint: Holbein Aeroflash





Marlon Brando as Corleone
Airbrush: Paasche V#1
Surface: Canvas
Paint: Lukas Illu-Color





Variation on skull in flames
Airbrush: Iwata Custom Micron SB
Surface: Airbrush paper
Test Inspire urethane paints









The Sopranos