Houston TX - As a commercial art and design studio we have been asked to produce a variety of art, illustrations, graphics, logos, children’s art and murals and portraits including fun, children portraits and adults portraits.
We can help you in the initial design stages or we can
take your ideas and make them come to life through a custom airbrush art piece
Usually the client provides an idea of what they want
created and we take it from there. Because of our years creating and painting
in the arts field, we are adept at creating in a variety of styles.
Airbrush art is like no other type of art and unique in
way it is created. Most novices know how to draw with the airbrush, and can
free handedly create some pretty art, i.e., T-shirt are, paint letters and
graphics etc., basic stuff. But airbrush art is much more than that, and can
get pretty sophisticated and complex .
To create airbrush art one needs a knowledge of art and
the mechanics of the airbrush tool and its manipulation, and some specific
materials and supplies exclusive to the airbrushing process, like the frisket
films to cut and make positive area that will contain the paint and eliminate
As an airbrush artist, Gatica goes back to the days when
photo retouching was done strictly with the airbrush. The airbrush was created
primarily as a photo-retouching tool. Since then, over the years, it has
evolved as an art medium.
In the eighties, while living in Connecticut, Gatica
provided retouching services to commercial printers, photographers and other
commercial and private clients. With the airbrush and proper inks we would add
twinkles to jewelry, obliterate something in the back ground, we would even
add to the back ground and photo; and even add highlights, and shadows to a
photo or piece of art.
While providing the commercial services mentioned above,
Gatica also created custom art and painted art with the airbrush and kept
learning and practicing.
These airbrushing gigs lasted during the eighties and
early nineties. Then came the advent of the computers, more specifically
PhotoShop and other digital imaging software. Photoshop was specifically as a
photo editing software, and very sophisticated at that. After the digital
retouching - all one has to do is send it over to a photographer or commercial
printer and there it was; done. It took a lot more artistic skill to do it
with the airbrush, albeit more expensive. We used to charge around hundred
dollar per photo.
Unfortunately, the airbrush was no longer needed for
photo retouching, it is just another industry displaced by the computer.
Fortunately, Gatica still paints with the airbrush. He
creates and paints on metal, which is a new avenue for him. “I had these
ideas of painting on metal. I got a chance to try this a few years ago. Having
painted on pickups, cars, vans etc., for customizing outfits that customized
pickups he became familiar with the new urethane automotive paints. I got
excited because these paints would allow me to do something that I had wanted
to do for a long time create art on metal, because I like slick art; and you
can’t get any slicker than painting on metal, a creating metal art. The
urethane paints are perfect for the airbrush, minimal clogging and after you
are all done you lay a nice smooth, clear, glossy finish topcoat that ad
dimension to the paintings. They are very slick.
I had these ideas to paint these pin-up type female
forms, not only female forms but jazzy style work with semi abstract musicians
playing their instruments with
flames coming out. My style is modern, jazzy and my favorite is Art Deco art.
On top of creating art, Gatica has done a variety of
custom jobs for people, like: matching curtains, textile color patterns,
restore art by
retouching sculptors and other pieces of art, created airbrush art on glass
and mirrors, restored/repainted glass stain leaded glass art, decorative
painting on furniture.
We can be contacted through our website or by calling 281-441-9714.
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