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.)
Every now and then I add a bit of character to my caricatures. In this case I had a possible client ask about doing a Corsair with more character. This was the result. While the customer like the art work it was not what he was looking for, This has sat on the back burner for some time now. I happen to share it on FB and it seemed to get a lot of likes so here it is the Angry Corsair. If there is enough interest i will see about adding more of these to the collection.