Hello again. Just added a new air racing caricature, a Lancair Legacy from the sport class, Modo Mio, raced by Vince Walker. Modo Mio had a good Reno in 2019 qualifying 13th, at 289.157, with a best finish of 1st in heat 3B with a speed of 320.092mph and then finishing 5th in the gold final at 3311.492. Well Done Vince and crew. A very colorful racer. Just love the Lancair Legacy lines. Seem to be a perfect racing air frame.
Next up a new F4U-D Corsair from VMF351, which flew off the escort carrier CVE-109 Cape Gloucester. The CO was Lt Col Donald Yost who had 6 kills while flying F4F Wildcats, then added two more in the Corsair.
hope to be adding a few more very soon. Have a couple commissions on the books so we can look forward to that. BH
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.
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all had a great holiday. First up today is a new caricature the Lockheed P2V Neptune. This caricature has been one I have wanted to do for many years. May dad served with VP-1 and worked on the Neptune. He even flew a few patrols while VP-1 was deployed to Okinawa. So I finally finished my first P2V caricature. The put together a special print with pictures of my dad while he was in the Navy. So this is one of those special prints. Coming soon for a client will be a follow up P2V this time a P2V-7. He wants to honor his father as well. So look for it soon. Just need to finish small details and it will be ready.
Next up today is another commission. This one we completed several months ago and was a Christmas present for the clients husband. Another RV-8 painted like a F4U Corsair in the US Navy Tri blue scheme. Follow up picture shows proud RV=8 owner standing next to his aircraft print in hand. Thanks again and glad he liked the print. A side note the client found us becasue of the sponsor logo we had on Sam Swifts biplane Hot Stuff at this years Reno air races. So much thanks again the Swift racing.
That about does it for new art we have completed, but there is lots of new stuff coming soon. (new 777-300F, P-61 Black Widow, new racers especially sport class, and a few much more.)
Hey Everyone, Happy Holidays. Thanksgiving has past and we are on the home stretch for the Christmas season and the end of the year. Something everyone is hoping to lead to a better new year. Okay today we add two new racing prints. I have combined a couple racers into a combo prints showing close up Air Racing.
The first print I call Power Sport. It combines the two powerhouse racers in the Sport class, a Super Glasair II, Race 39 flown by Jeff LaVelle, a multiple National Champion and One Moment, a Super Legacy Lancair flown by Andrew Findlay. One Moment has the distinction of braking the 400 MPH mark for the class. This would put her in the mid to upper level of the Unlimited class. Quite impressive for a home built racer powered by a 6 cylinder race engine. The Sport Class is probably the future of air racing. Reno Sport Class.
The next new print combines to rivals in the T-6 class. Miss Ellaneous and Miss Humboldt Hunny. Miss Ellaneous is an SNJ, raced by Bill Muszala, while Miss Humbolt Hunny, race 73, is a T-6G. Both of these aircraft seem to battle all week finishing either one two in their heat races. Sometime trading places at the finish. Miss Humboldt Hunny flown by Ralph Rina finished the 2019 races winning the Bronze race. Just a reminder I have individual prints of all these aircraft available in the racer section of this web site.
We have added several new poster style versions of our Air Racing caricatures. Please check them out in the air racers section. I think they are very cool and look like vintage racing posters. I am looking into the possibility of creating garden flags so fans can display their favorite team./ racer.
We have also added a new Formula One racer the Cassutt IIIM, Sleeper. (see above) This air racer is owned by Josh Phillipson (who also owns and pilots, No Strings Attached) and piloted in 2019 by Des Hart. There are three versions, out regular profile, a version of Sleeper crossing the home pylon, and one of the new racing strip series.
Hey all, Okay I was at my day job and was thinking how the Boeing 737 could be considered the DC-3 of it’s time. So it inspired me to create Boeing’s next big thing after the 737 MAX debacle, the B737/DC-3r retro liner. Taking a page from the auto industry they create a retro looking airliner. DC3 style fuselage and tails with new turbo fans and modern wings with winglets. I did one in Boeing hose colors and one in the colors of my day job, GLS, so it would be the cargo version. After the first one I add a bit of caricature to the GLS and Boeing prototype.
Next up is a nod to Hank Caruso the famous caricature artist with my version of the ERJ -175 in American Eagle livery, and Compass Airlines. Compass has unfortunately since gone out of business mostly because of Covid, but also the loss of American as a business partner.
Have a great day and enjoy the art. Any suggestions please feel free to contact me and let me know what you would like to see next. Currently I am working on a QF-16 for a past client, and a new A-4C for another DFC winner. BHA
As stated in an earlier post I updated my Voodoo Caricature with the new Speed record scheme and the Reno Scheme. Now I have put together a print to honor both the Red Baron flown by Steve Hinton to world record in 1979 and his son Steve Hinton Jr who flew Voodoo this year to a new world record. You can find both in the Air Racers section. BH
Hey everyone. Sorry it have been so long since I have posted an update. I have been feverishly working on some new art and several commissions. Currently I am working one three different 747’s all for a client at UPS. We have completed a 747-400CF a 747-400 BCF and we are currently working on a new 747-800CF. We completed a Mooney for a client and have just finished a Pitts S-1 for the same client. We are doing a repaint on an SR-22 for another customer as well as a few more commissions. We also have added a few more art pieces of some existing caricatures. as well as a special car caricature for a local landmark here in So Cal. I also added a new caricature with character. This time a FJ Fury. I plan on doing several versions of this caricatures in several different media. I have completed the standard digital coloring version. I am trying to finish up a graphite version and have planned out a color pencil version.
I have added a new P-51 Racer from the early days of Reno. Race 9, a chocolate brownand white trimmed racer.
I also addded my first Jet Class racer, the 2016 National Champion winner, American Spirit, an Aero L-39 Albatross
I will try and post the images as soon as I can and I hope to make these updated a more regular occurrence.
Last year we offered a round Christmas ornaments with your choice of caricatures inside. We are doing the same again this year. check out the examples below. ornaments are $10 plus shipping. You can pick which two images from our collection of caricatures you would like inside and whether you would like them plain, with just the aircraft, or with “Happy Holidays or “Merry Christmas”.