Airbrushing entails laying on fine, thin layers of paint to create incredibly detailed imagery, but SaintClair says the painting part is easy. “The hardest part is the concept,” he says. “I’ll spend more time sitting and thinking than I do painting it. Next is trigger control. That’s a big issue for people. Everybody always goes too dark.” Indeed, SaintClair’s work is so delicate that the changes to the face he’s painting on a fairing are barely visible as he sweeps his gun across the panel.