A popular theme in fantasy airbrush art is space scenes… and the great thing is that they are fairly easy to produce…. you just need a little imagination.
For this project I will show you how I painted the simple space scene shown above.
For this project you will need the following:
- your airbrush equipment
- a selection of paints
- a little bit of frisket
- a surface to paint on
Scroll down when you are ready to start!
First things first … you will need a surface that is painted jet black.
Now to add some stars to this black sky. You would think it would be pretty difficult to make with an airbrush – but not if you know the trick !!!
The trick is to make your airbrush spatter instead of spray. To make it spatter, you need to restrict the airflow by squeezing the hose as shown below. Once you have the air restricted, point the nozzle at a test surface (like some scrap paper) and push the trigger down and rock it back and forth. Keep rocking back and forth and slowly release the restriction on the hose. At a certain point, just the right amount of air will flow past the nozzle causing the airbrush to spatter paint.
Once comfortable that you can spatter the paint just right, spatter some white spots on the black sky.
Here I used white paint to add some foggy, milky-way looking effects.
Now I want to add a planet… so I cut a circle out of some frisket and apply it to the surface.
Then I painted the entire exposed area white.
Here I want to add some texture to the planet. I use this GREAT find – styrofoam that has been melted with a heat gun – it makes an awesome texture. I apply this over the frisket and spray a dark, transparent paint through the holes.
Here’s what it looks like done.
Now I added a bit of color to the planet.
And, here I have shaded the planet so it looks like a sphere.
And lastly, to give it a bit of a glow, I covered up the planet with the frisket and dusted white paint around the entire planet.
And there ya have, the very basics of fantasy airbrush art space scenes.