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The Illusion by A.D. Cook 1983

Four Decades of Iwata

I was organizing my studio recently and tripped across “The Illusion,” a self-portrait I created in colored pencil back in 1983. I drew that portrait after discovering Iwata airbrushes earlier that summer and receiving an Iwata HP-C as a gift. For some reason, I felt compelled to include that airbrush in my portrait, not realizing then the impact it would have on me even to this day, forty years later.

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SEMA Show 2021, Las Vegas, NV

SEMA Show 2021

SEMA SHOW 2021 marked a notably different event than previous years. Despite the downsized venue, fewer displays, and smaller crowds, there was still plenty to see. And as always, the SEMA SHOW is a great place to catch up with old friends, who are more like family, and share a few moments in a world of automotive creativity and celebration.

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Artist Steve Driscoll with Belushi painting

In Memory of Steve Driscoll

As many in the airbrush community may now know, this week, we lost one of the industry’s more noted artists. Airbrush legend Steve Driscoll passed away unexpectedly on June 23rd,

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SEMA SHOW 2013 Preview

SEMA 2013 – Las Vegas

The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s dates were November 5th-8th, including more than 2,400 world-class companies, including 500 brand-new exhibitors.

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Iwata Airbrush Product Guide 2010 (preview)

Iwata Airbrush Product Guide

Mural painting is typically done with airbrushes that have larger fluid capacities and with spray guns. Designer, mural painter and artist A.D. Cook prefers the RG-3 and W-101 spray guns, and uses a variety of other airbrushes, including the HP-C

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INDIAN SUMMER motorcycle painting by A.D. Cook, 2000

A Study in Chrome and Reflected Surfaces, Part 1

INDIAN SUMMERPublished in Airbrush Action Magazine, April 2001 Created in Autumn 2000 Size and Surface: 48” x 36” on 100% pure cotton duck stretched canvas. For this painting, I’m working on a Monet Master Wrap Canvas by Masterpiece Artist Canvas. Additional

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ARTOOL Body of Art ad by A.D. Cook (preview)

Body Of Art

Body art paint full-page ad design for Artool Products magazine ad – © 1999 Artool Products Company, Inc. Featuring airbrushed art and print-ready design by A.D. Cook. Photography by Todd Eckelman.

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ART HOG Iwata Medea ComArt ad featuring A.D. Cook

Art Hog Iwata Airbrush Ad

I often paint big and want colors that respond in a huge way. So when I go HOG WILD, Com-Art Colours, Iwata Airbrushes, and Artool templates are there for me. I look to Com-Art Colours for larger-than-life brilliance and faithful color reproduction.

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A Brush With Attitude Iwata Eclipse Ad featuring AA.D.Cook motorcycle art (preview)

A Brush With Attitude Iwata Ad

Newly expanded and extremely versatile, the Iwata Eclipse Series features general-purpose, high-paint flow airbrushes covering a wide range of uses. Fine artists and automotive custom painters find the Eclipse easy to maintain and highly durable. Commonly used to spray premixed or heavier paints, the Eclipse Series is designed for precise control of spray when applying moderate to large amounts of paint to a variety of surfaces.

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