Eddie Davis - Stylized Thruster: Hydro Shock (DVD)

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Eddie Davis - Stylized Thruster: Hydro Shock (DVD)

Application: Custom Painting
Classification: E - Educational
Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
Running time: 132 minutes
Format: DVD Region 0

Sleeve notes:

Stylized Thruster: Hydo Shock demonstrates, step-by-step, how to paint a killer skull and sea serpent onto a surfboard using Createx and Wicked Colours. All phases of the process are covered, including surface preparation and clearing.

You’ll learn:

  • Surface Preparation
  • Introduction to 3D modelling using Sculptress software
  • How to transfer artwork to the surfboard
  • Use of Artograph’s LED projector
  • How to paint on a polyurethane resin surface
  • How to work on an odd-shaped surface
  • Advanced use of Freehand Shields
  • How to use overly reduced paint to build depth and soft focus
  • Top-feed and bottom-feed airbrushes
  • Use of improvised items to create special F/X
  • Use of an electric eraser for highlighting
  • T-shirt techniques for hard surfaces
  • How to clear a surfboard
  • Use of opaque colours for lighting F/X
  • Masking with Rtape
  • Use of multiple images to create theme
  • And tonnes more!

About the artist:

Currently Eddie Davis paints at Airbrush Headquarters in Destin, Florida, and lives in nearby Shalimar. Growing up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Davis’s main influence came from Heavy Metal, Creepy, Eerie and Thrasher skateboarding magazines and The Savage Sword of Conan art.

“My sense of proportion and dynamic lighting came from trying to emulate great artists such as Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Vigil and Pushead. I always admired how they could use dark subject matter to convey emotion and a sense of presence and tension. For me the most profound and fun part of the whole artistic process is when you get to that place where the painting tells you what it wants and you’re just adding the colour and keeping it moving.”

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