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Old 24-09-06, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for the help on resolving my dilemma with method, Steven - it clears up a few issues for me.

Actually I tried air brushing tempera a few weeks ago and it is very easy, so I would suggest that any one who wants large, flat areas of colour might be wise to go down this route.

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...Actually I tried air brushing tempera a few weeks ago and it is very easy...

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is that Tempera or Egg Tempera :?:
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Old 25-09-06, 04:11 AM
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Definitely egg tempera. I had thought that it might jam the nozzle because of the pigment and also I wasn't sure about the effect on the
egg yolk of being sprayed like that, but it is better than acrylic to spray. Needless to say it is dangerous and needs to be done in a very well ventilated space.

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Woot! Another egg tempera airbrusher (Er, I mean the third I've found -- I'm not one myself. As an instructor I like to be aware of the various methods people can try.).

Do you really find it works well, Jeff? The other two artists I found who had tried it seemed to think it was too messy to be worth it.
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I used to airbrush ages ago in acrylic, so I thought I'd just give it a try.
Basically I think air brushing is too dangerous so I don't do it. As for egg tempera airbrushing, it is no more messy than any other sort and in fact I think it works better than most. It will have limited use I think given that egg tempera is applied in such thin veils of colour normally.

Also airbrushing gives a very dry sort of surface to the paint, so I think that it may be best used for underlayers - say in a monochrome. For that it can be an excellent method of establishing shades and tones. So long as you don't have to muck about with masking it can be great fun to use.

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