Note: Materials needed- good quality airbrush, like Paasche, Iwata, Badger, or any other name brand. ( DO NOT USE A HARBOR FREIGHT OR OTHER CHEAP BRAND)
Black ink- India Ink will do or other ink available in craft store. ( DO NOT USE ACRYLIC OR OTHER PAINTS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO USE AND CLOG EASILY. )
You might try water based paints such as Createx or other brands of airbrush paints but I teach with urethane and recommend it. Do not use oil based paints such as One-Shot or Alphanamels. I recommend the first three months using water based material as it is low VOC and less harmful. Use ventilation if using Createx or urethane and work in an environment away from furniture or carpeting. This overspray will stain and cause issues for those around you. Use a spray mask even if spraying waterborne material as this overspray may contain material that is harmful to breathe in vapor form. Proper ventilation is recommended such as an exhaust fan or other exhaust. A change of air in the room will insure low fumes. If you are using water based material- have adequate cleaning supplies to insure your airbrush works next time. I recommend practicing in garage, basement or other room outside living quarters.
I recommend oiling or spraying silicone through the airbrush to keep it ready for next use. Before using it, you MUST clean the silicone out with mineral spirits or lacquer thinner to remove all silicone from the machine. I will illustrate this throughout the videos. Leaving the airbrush dirty will cause problems such as buildup of material around the needle and a difficult time getting smooth action. Your airbrush will last decades if cleaned properly after each usage. Being negligent in this process will only lead to repairs or replacement frequently.