Airbrushing a hornbill

Statens Naturhistoriske Museum
After the paint was removed, the beak and casque were airbrushed with high fluid golden acrylics. A base coat of white paint was first added, and thin layers of yellows and oranges were layered on top, creating a more bright and vibrant color. The airbrush allowed us to create a more even painted surface, as well as create a nice gradient from white to yellow and yellow to orange.