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05-12-2013, 06:53 AM

I am finishing another drawing, there are still some things to do, like marking and some details. I have tried to draw more in depth, hopefully it is visible.



05-12-2013, 12:07 PM
It may just be the photo, but try to darken the dark bits and lighten the light bits...

White (lighter) highlights on the flap track fairings, the wing box bulge and the tail fairing will really make it pop!

Good angle on the aircraft though - the C-17 is almost always seen from the front...

05-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Good subject, Tomas. What a monster aircraft. Good drawing you've made of it.

05-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Good drawing - I'd be inclined to soften the top of the white band above the aircraft and blend it more gently into the darker sky above . nice angle on the aircraft .
I agree with Northumbriaart about increasing the contrasts . I put one of my Tornado paintings into the Critique section where one of the experts gave me excellent advice - effectively , photos don't really capture the full intensity with which our eyes and brain actually see the world . Bumping up dark and light contrasts on the plane while using softer tones with no crisp detail in the backdrop suddenly brought a mediocre image into life as though the plane was coming out of the canvas ! I was really glad of that advice.

05-12-2013, 11:43 PM
Thank you for comments and advices, I will work on it and try to use them on this image. It is really helpfull for me because sometimes I donīt know what to improve and how. I appreciate it.


Mark A Bufton
05-13-2013, 06:38 AM
I agree with the others, but I think that the idea that it needs only "minor tweaks" says it all.....you've done a darn fine job on this one! ;)

05-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Thank you Mark. I have tried to apply some changes and I took a picture with another light, however there are still things to do.



05-13-2013, 03:30 PM
I think that is easier on the eye than the original shot .

05-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Thank you Neil.