Tested for

Perfection

Thomas Olczyk is working with Harder & Steenbeck Infinity +

Tested for

Perfection

Enrico Lein is working with Harder & Steenbeck Evolution twin action +

Tested for

Perfection

Younes Bouchlouch is working with Harder & Steenbeck Grafo +

Tested for

Perfection

Julia Stoess is working with Harder & Steenbeck Colani +

Tested for

Perfection

Angel Giraldez is working with Harder & Steenbeck Evolution ALplus +

Closed mouth

Step 1

Start with a contour drawing on your airbrush board.

Step 2

Look for an optimum curve and position the portrait template to spray on the first shading with transparent black.

Step 3

Change to the next curve to further develop the lip contour.

Step 4
You can see here how the portrait template optimally rests on the lower lip edge to prevent overspray and to contour the shape.
Step 5

Working freehand, the lips can now be lent greater volume through the correct positioning of light and shade. You should also carefully spray in shading below the lips.

Step 6
The portrait templates are also useful when it comes to indicating the creases of the mouth.
Step 7
The portrait templates are also useful when it comes to indicating the creases of the mouth.
Step 8
Additional skin structures created with the eraser pencil and little light details with the electric eraser or scalpel make the overall effect even more realistic.

Smiling mouth

Step 1

Start with a contour drawing on your airbrush board.

Step 2
Look for a suitable curve on the portrait template and spray in the first contour between the lips and mouth cavity.
Step 3

Then move further with the template and shape another lower lip area.

Step 4
Use a somewhat straight section of the portrait template to indicate a tooth lying in the shadowy area at the rear.
Step 5

Here's the intermediate result after a few minutes.

Step 6

Now shape the area from the gums by covering the upper lip area piece by piece with the portrait template.

Step 7

Then use another curve to shape each tooth individually, tooth for tooth. Always spray only a little paint in short runs on the template edge.

Step 8

The portrait template even offers a solution for creating difficult shapes!

Step 9

The intermediate results are apparent here.

Step 10

The intermediate results are apparent here.

 

Step 11

It is now time to continue with the colored area around the mouth, or the colored connection between the mouth and facial surface. The upper lip also receives additional color shading and structure.

Step 12

Glossy highlights and structure are created on the teeth with an electric eraser.

 

Step 13

The shape of the lower lip is now developed.

Step 14

The highlights of the lips were created with the eraser pencil and electric eraser. The outer area of the mouth is developed further with light transparent layers.

Step 15

Further details such as laughter lines on the face and nostrils can also be traced with the portrait template and then optimised freehand with the airbrush and eraser pencil.

 

Step 16

Here is the finished motif.