Renowned for its high-gloss, hyper-realistic imagery, airbrush is the medium of choice for commercial illustration and fantasy art and for decorating T-shirts, cars, and motorcycles. But airbrush is also used to create dramatic body and fingernail art and to embellish scale models, decorative objects, and interiors. The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook covers all of these applications and presents basic information on equipment and mediums, airbrush operation, essential exercises, studio setup, and how to develop original source material, all in an easy-to-understand style and format accessible even to beginners. Also featured are special demonstrations by such airbrush luminaries as A. D. Cook, Sheri Hoeger, Kirk Lybecker, Andrea Mistretta, Mark Rush, and Richard Sturdevant. Experienced airbrushers who have—or who want to start—their own businesses will appreciate the wealth of professional tips, tricks, and techniques that are revealed throughout. The work of Pamela Shanteau encompasses a wide range of applications, including fantasy and science fiction art, commercial illustration, automotive embellishment, and body art. She teaches workshops at her studio and throughout the United States, has published how-to articles in many trade magazines, and is a member of the advisory board of the American Airbrush Association. 160 pages.