|A typical facebook picture lacking dimension and shape.|
It comes down to the shapes, contrast and lightness of the image.
In general, most images won't turn out looking that great!
I hope Angelique on the left here doesn't mind me borrowing her photo from facebook, however this is a great example of a bad airbrushing reference.
It is very typical of amateur photography where overexposure or too much flash break down the shapes and contrast.
|A perfect example of a great airbrush reference!|
Is it still easy to see the shapes?
Is there much dimension?
Now take a look at this professional photo taken of my close friend Cameron Diaz here on the right.
Even in colour this image would turn out amazing - however just look at the contrast and shapes in the image when we make it black and white!
This image would turn out great and is a perfect candidate for an airbrushed portrait.
If you are wanting to find good airbrushing portraits for practise, why not try Google image search or Yahoo!'s Flickr?
For the best results - type in the name of the celebrity you want to search for and after it type in wallpaper.
E.g: Cameron Diaz WallpaperWallpaper's are usually the highest resolution images and are therefore perfect as airbrush references!
Hope this helps!
Click the following link to learn more about how to airbrush!