Just finished up a couple new A320 caricatures. United Airlines retro livery with two different backgrounds. One with graphics and show room look. The other showing the aircraft at altitude enroute to points unknown. My nephew is currently training on the A320 with United and I wanted to get a jump on doing the first A320 he will fly, so I started with this one. I also have the brand new Blue globe livery just about complete and will be doing the previous livery (the gold globe) and maybe if I have time the Continental retro livery I found on line.
We are trying out a few companies that can do Garden flags. I have tried three so far, two are very similar and one is a it more heavy weight. I like the to lighter ones best. If anyone is interested just let me know. So far I have thought of using the air racers on the examples, but could design others, The Vintage racing style posters I created work perfectly. Flags are 12″x18″, This one is proudly hanging in my front yard.
Today we add a new art work, well actually a couple new art works. I have wanted to do some color pencil art for awhile now so using a picture I took at the Planes of Fame airshow as a guide, I created a early war F4F Wildcat fighter art work. For the first time I used under-painting techniques using Prismacolor markers to set up some dark tones on the gray toned paper before starting to lay in the color with Prismacolor pencils. I must admit the first attempts was fun and showed promise, but was not happy with the overall results so I tried it again. I took the opportunity to correct some inaccuracies in the markings. I also used more under painting to get a more uniform look. Still the basic colors were good but hardly as accurate As I would like. I will give it one more go with a slate gray pencil and a bit more under painting. I figure after three tries I should have it down, I hope.
After working on the pencil versions I used the basic drawing and the line work I applied the same techniques I use on my other caricatures and created a triple threat. One with basic cloud background, one with a more mono tone sky and one that looks like a drawing on gray toned paper with a shadow as if the Wildcat is skimming the work surface. Let me know what you think. You can find them all in the fine art section.
Another new caricature was added to the propeller fighters. I created a similar pose I used for the Wildcat, but did it with a Mitsubishi Zero caricature. Again with a cloud background and one skimming the gray tones paper. Very soon I will be doing this in color pencils like the Wildcat. I may even do a gray version as well as the OD green you see here. Check out the Propeller section for the other version.