After attending the Planes of Fame air show I was inspired by one of the aircraft that attended the show. The A-26 Invader, Silver Dragon. This highly polished warbird is a tribute the men who flew the Invader in combat in WWII. She is painted to represent an aircraft that flew with the 552nd Bomb Squadron with the 386th Bomb Group in Europe. This my first A-26 caricature and hopefully not the last. I am currently working on a gear down version of Silver Dragon. I hope to have that done very soon. This time I added a bit of backgrounds and framing.There is also a second version of the Dragon with gear down. I have only done a few of these with gear down, and look to do a few more. Let me know what you think.
We are looking to reduce stock on our current line of mugs so we can make way for a new line. We have 4 mugs left. 2 F-4 Phantoms from VF-114. Both have aircraft caricature and squadron mascot on the reverse. One B-17G mug Nine O Nine with Squadron patch on reverse. and one F15 Eagle in retro paint scheme with squadron logo. These mugs are the last of a limited edition set we created a few years ago. Once they are gone they are gone. So order now. $20 plus shipping.
May is Indy month for the most part, with the Indy Racing series come to the Brickyard for just about the whole month, testing, preparing for the big race at the end of the month. I have always had an affinity for the Indy cars. Team pushing the envelope to get more speed and endurance from their cars. For years it was practically and unlimited event. Bring what you got, engine mods, aero packages and new innovations. Now it is more of a cookie cutter form of racing. Mandated engines, body styles and aero packages make it less innovative and more driver /team$$$ driven. Still a spectral none the less. 2.5 miles of speed and endurance, team strategy. Here is an new car caricature to ring in May and looking forward to the 100th running of the Indy 500. This one is the 1928 winner driven by Louis Meyer. It is a Miller Special. Miller race cars dominated this time period. I hope to do the 1936 winner just in time for the 2016 winner. Maybe I will put both on one print.