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11-04-2012, 08:05 PM
A pair of P40's from the 23rd FG.

11-05-2012, 03:58 AM
Gives us some details? Medium? Size? References etc....?

11-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Great work Gray.

Ditto Faminz's request. We always like to know the details.

11-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for taking a look faminz, hal. It's mixed vector, raster digital painting.
It's about 22 inches by 15 inches.
It's drawn from scratch, no photos were used or harmed in the making of this illustration. I only use photos to get the aircraft detail. The scene is based on Robert Scotts 'Old Exterminator' P40 of the 23rd FG, Burma, 1942.

11-05-2012, 01:31 PM
So what size of brush do you use to apply the 'mixed vector', and how long does it take the 'raster digital painting to dry'
Personally the only bit I understood was the 22" x 15"
Excelent picture by the way what ever technique was used.

11-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Sorry, Jim. Raster is like traditional art, one paints with a digital brush. Vector is lines, points and shapes which are then filled with colour. Vector produces very mechanical images, raster produces more painterly images.
Thanks for your comments.

11-06-2012, 02:58 PM
Thank you Gray, looks like I've been 'Vectoring' without knowing it for Years.. see 'Digital'

11-19-2012, 03:10 PM
Cool painting, Gray!

Did you paint it in Photoshop? I use Painter sometimes for digital art.


11-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Thanks, John. This ones a mixture of vector and raster.

Mark A Bufton
11-27-2012, 06:06 PM
I am ashamed to say that I'd never achieve a result like that. I shall have to look into digital art.


11-28-2012, 05:48 AM
I am ashamed to say that I'd never achieve a result like that. I shall have to look into digital art.

You never know - I bumped into Gray and friends over in the CAT2 forum some years ago and decided I'd give the digital painting a try.
I used Photoshop Elements - came with the digital camera so "free" .
Quite versatile despite being a cut down version of the real thing.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to adapt to virtual painting once I'd got the hang of changing brush shapes and using lines and layers I produced some Lightning profiles which I would have been very pleased with in any other medium .
Photoshop has now become a tool I use regularly in preparing scenarios for acrylic paintings.
Give it a go!

Mark A Bufton
11-28-2012, 10:45 AM
I think I will :wink2:

11-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Like Neil says Mark, just give it a try. You don't need expensive software, mine is years old.

Mark A Bufton
12-02-2012, 06:16 PM
Years old. My God, that's effective.