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* In Video 1 you see the artist applying the the yellow color allowing the artist to balance and size the art on the shirt. You can also see the red color seemingly, magically appearing on the shirt. 

* In Video 2 you see the final product after all the colors have been laid down. The colors used were yellow , red, and blue in that order. You can also see the artist tie in the design with some free hand airbrushing to simulate a brick wall in the back ground.

Airbrush artist from Humble will have a fast paced airbrush demonstration especially for children on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Michaels in Humble located at 19653, at 10:00 AM. The artist will demonstrate his airbrush artistry for kids painting on T-shirts. The first seven children to register that day will receive a free personalized airbrushed fun wear T-shirt. See videos at rights

Airbrush artist, Ray Gatica calls the Demonstration ‘Airbrush Magic’, because while he is airbrushing on the shirts - all the kids see, are colors, appearing seemingly magically on the T-shirt as the colors are sprayed from the airbrush to the shirt.

Gatica will entertain the young audience by using the airbrush along with using precut templates and letters, ripped cardboard and paper and other stuff to personalize the shirts along creating special effects on the personalize the kids T-shirts to create the wearable fun wear. The artist uses a layer of two or three colors to make colorful whimsical, designs. Some of the things we will put on the shirts are names along with colorful flowers, stars, baseballs, special effect graphics and things we can do spontaneously and quickly, in a about fifteen minutes per shirt. The demo is a fast paced demonstration in art and creativity, suitable for all ages.

For more information call the Michaels store, at 281-446-2118, or Ray Gatica at 281-441-9714.

The Process: Gatica, starts the designs by doing a light sketch with a light color (yellow), then he applies a darker color (red), and then a third color like (blue) then finally he comes in with the darkest color dark blue or black to define and finalize the design. Doing it this way allows the artist to do a quick sketch to size-up and balance the design on the shirt. Also, by overlaying the colors this way, it gives the design a colorful, soft, multicolored, contoured 3- dimensional effect. Unlike traditional mediums the airbrush instrument never touches the shirt’s surface.

During the demo even sudden mistakes and boo-boos will become something exciting. Gatica uses ripped paper towels and cardboard, precut patterns and stenciled letters to create spontaneously. Gatica’s lesson for children is to have fun creating by using what ever is at hand and to have fun creating spontaneously.

The designs for the demo are kept simple, for expediency sakes, to keep the demo fast paced. Gatica has painted on helmets, cars, and vans and motorcycles where the designs can get very intricate and expensive.

Gatica, from Airbrush Magic a commercial art studio in Humble is an artist and graphics designer. He has been airbrushing for over twenty years. Being how an artist’s life is pretty solitary, he keeps in touch with reality and other humans during these demonstrations and by making time to teach airbrush at Michaels the Humble location. From his studio, Gatica can offer one-on-one lessons, and advanced lessons for those who’d like to learn to paint on vans, cars motorcycles, with the automotive urethane paints and clears.

Airbrushing For Parties and Entertainment Events: Gatica also gets hired to do his airbrush magic at parties, and as entertainment at special, promotional events. We have worked with entertainment companies to do the airbrush tattoos and airbrushed T-shirts. I like to do the airbrushing on T-shirts says, Gatica. I get to loosen up and just have fun. When we do events, kid and the audience gets to walk away with a memento from the party, something they can take home with them. This also helps the promoter to have the audience take something to keep for future reference just like any other promotional item.

We can be reached at 281-441-9714 or at


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