This kind of stuff is all I did in the 80’s. Couldn’t get out of bed without an airbrush in my hand.  The “Richpen” and the “Devilbiss” were my most valued posessions as a 20yr old and took care of them like a soldier with his gun. Airbrush nozzles and needles had to be kept as clean as a whistle or you’d suddenly get a splat! of ink on your painting with no control Z button to undo it.

Eventually, that slick, smooth look went out of fashion very quickly in the 90’s, just about when we started using the mac’s with the early versions of Photoshop and Fractal’s Painter softwares.

By the time I left Asiaweek magazine in 93 I had forgotten what an airbrush looked like.