The spot effect is simple to produce and effectively adds depth to an
The spot effect appears as a spot of light on a darker field.
important thing to remember about creating a spot effect is to bend your wrist
upward without moving your entire arm, raising the spray pattern slightly.
This movement rounds the corners and forms the spot in the center.
To airbrush a spot effect:
Cut a simple paper mask with a square opening.
Tape the edges of the mask to the paper surface.
Turn the paper counterclockwise so that one corner faces you.
Airbrush two or three passes across the corner. Most of the
pigment should fall on the mask at this point.
Rotate the paper (counterclockwise), taking each corner in turn and
airbrush two or three passes in each corner.
After all four corners are sprayed, air paint about ½ inch of each
corner in color fading gradually into the highlight area.
transition should be smooth with the spot fairly light and about ½
inch of solid color at each corner.
Spray a light tone along the edge of the mask.
Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before removing the mask.
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