Airbrushing is a technique used in the artwork where an artist applies paint with a spray gun, airbrush.

The modern invention of the airbrush has its roots dating back to the 1800s for photographic retouching work that needed to be done. In 1910, an American named Earl Horter began exploring his new patent “airbrush.” He would soon establish the first airbrush company, The Detroit Air Brush Manufacturing Co. Years later, a German man named Walter Flex created a more reliable version of this tool and started another company called Iwata.

During World War II, Japan developed what we know today as the medical airbrush, which was being used for simulated suntans. In the 1950s, automotive designers began using this tool to apply paint to particular areas (trim lines, lettering, etc.).

Today, many military models use an airbrush for painting camouflage patterns on tanks and aircraft. Airbrushes are also used in movies for unique effects makeup like scars, blood spatter, and bruises.

Iwata Airbrush Markings 2

Iwata Airbrush Markings

In the beguiling realm of airbrushing, Iwata reigns supreme as a purveyor of expertly crafted airbrushes that leave one gasping in awe at their intricate designs and unparalleled performance. Yet, in a stroke of ingenious…

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How to Remove Airbrush Paint from Clothing

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What Is Airbrush Flow Improver

What Is Airbrush Flow Improver?

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Airbrush Cleaning Pot: What is it and How Does It Work?

What is Airbrush Cleaning Pot and How Does It Work?

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The Complete List of Surfaces You Can Airbrush On

The Complete List of Surfaces You Can Airbrush On

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What Is Airbrush Paint Reducer

Yo, so what’s up with airbrush paint reducer? Let me tell you, it’s a pretty cool thing. Basically, it’s a special paint that helps you thin out other paints, especially when they’re super thick and…

Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance

Airbrush Cleaning and Maintenance: How to Keep Your Airbrush in Top Condition

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How to Use a Double Action Airbrush

How to Use a Double Action Airbrush for Beginners

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How to Use a Single-Action Airbrush

How to Use a Single-Action Airbrush

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How to Fix Your Airbrush Compressor

How to Fix Your Airbrush Compressor: Airbrush Troubleshooting

Hey there! So, you’re having trouble with your airbrush compressor and need a little help getting it back in tip-top shape? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! I remember when I first started airbrushing, I…