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.
New Air racer finished as Reno 2021 approaches. Here is my second entry in the Jet Class, the 2019 National Champion, Just Lucky a L-29 Delfin flow by Pete Zacccagnino. Pete Qualified the Delfin second at 510.304 behind the Vampire, Dark Shadow. In Heat 1A Just Lucky was second with a speed of 489.439 again behind Dark Shadow. The next day in Heat 2A Pete took the checkered flag at a speed of 510.411. Sunday in the Gold Final race Pete and Just Lucky was just that taking the checkered flag in first at a winning speed of 495.106. I hope to be doing a few more Jet class racers very soon.
Hello everyone, Today we add 4 new air racers, two from the F1 class and the early days of Reno and two new Sport class.
First up is Shoestring the world beater and grand champion in the f 1 class raced by Ray Cote. Ray won many championships in Shoestring and later a couple in the next racer Wagner’s Solution. The Solution was racer by Judy Wagner in an attempt to wrestle the championship from Ray.
The two new sport racers are Race 33 flown by the great Daryl Greenamyer, another master racer and multiple champion in both Unlimited and Sport Class. Finally Breaking Wind a colorful Glasair III that raced in 2019 and hopefully will be back in 2021.
That’s about it for now. Look forward to more Glasiar racers after I finish up a few commissions and a poster for one of the T-6 race teams.
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.
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