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11-07-2016, 11:33 AM
Digital painting done using Blender and ArtRage 4.5. This the USAF RC-135S known as "Rivet Ball" preparing to land on its forward base on the island of Shemya in the Aleutians. Since its mission was classified, there weren't many photos of this aircraft to work from, so I created a 3D model of it in Blender along with models of the islands and put together a suitable composition for an aircraft on the downwind leg of its landing pattern. I imported a .tif of the comp into ArtRage and finished the painting.


11-07-2016, 02:41 PM
amazing! wonderfully done

11-08-2016, 10:17 AM
Nice work!

11-13-2016, 10:47 AM
Thanks b'anna and LavenderFrost! It was fun, but definitely a challenge setting up a long perspective view like this. 3D programs proved to be a big help in nailing it down.