Special Effects, Continued
Increasing or decreasing the distance between the airbrush and the surface of
the paper affects the width and wetness of the spray pattern.
distance between the airbrush and the paper surface will increase the spray
pattern. It will also apply a lighter tone, which dries faster creating a fine
barely discernable wisp of color. Decreasing the distance between the
airbrush and paper surface lessens the spray pattern applying a heavier,
wetter layer of paint that the air from the brush further disburses in spidery
lines. This effect is called the centipede effect.
Figure 6-31 illustrates the centipede effect resulting from the airbrush held
closely to the paper surface.
Figure 6-31.The centipede effect.
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