View Full Version : mustang and ""follow me " jeep

01-04-2017, 06:44 AM
inspired by chases auster painting and wanting to try that type of sky for a while was an excuse for making a start on a painting for the next society comp ( it has chance to go ***s up yet ) , trying many firsts for me in this painting ,, as I have moved over to artists quality oils , using liquin , , trying prop ellipses

although different subjects they fall in the same area as chases painting which is more by accident as that basic layout works well to the eye for the two main subjects to be on or around intersections

the basic idea came from a photo I took at Southport air show ( not the best quality ) but useable for the size I'm painting it sky and land ref was from Google images as was the jeep ( the ref is actually a plastic model kit )

ref for mustang


drawing down on canvas with ellipse added to prop using the photoshop ellipse tool to give the elipse if my idea of using the ellipse tool in photoshop works out to add prop ellipses it could well make it much simpler than I thought , it seems to have worked well with the mustang 4 bladed prop and I reccon it should work with 3 bladed and over , it wouldn't work on twin bladed props because of lack of points to plot the ellipse


first colours applied and blended to build up the sky


01-04-2017, 06:56 AM
Check fuselage top imediatly aft of the Canopy.

01-04-2017, 07:04 AM
yep just noticed , looks like I took the line from a little lower down at rear of canopy than I should have ,, ( a simple fix ) thanks !

01-04-2017, 08:56 AM
Check the line of the nose cowling ,looks too flat/straight to me and also the shape of the prop boss /spinner but you have now covered it in paint :)

01-04-2017, 09:57 AM
a lot will improve at painting stage trumper sometimes it can be a bit optical till paint goes on as shapes are given form with highlights and shadow but it should be pretty spot on as was projected onto canvas via a digital media projector , I think the rear fuselage was more an error of ruler positioning

01-04-2017, 06:08 PM
basic background ground painted in , allow to dry now then start on the detail work


01-04-2017, 10:15 PM
Looking good.

01-06-2017, 01:21 PM
knocked a bit more paint around today in-between

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2017/208070-gfjfj,jj,gkgg.jpg other things

01-06-2017, 03:24 PM
Before you go to far ,i wonder if the guys on the ground would be looking at the P51 .

01-06-2017, 04:51 PM
possibly possibly not , there can be two theories to that , I view it like when I used to work in British railways signal boxes where trains passed within a few feet of you for the first few times you look round etc but after a week or two a loaded ballast train could go past and I had to ask if it had passed yet when it's a day to day thing either looking or not looking can be just as viable

01-06-2017, 04:58 PM
one thing I have to confess is I am using artists oils for this one and it's the first time I have used them , my first thoughts are there is a vastly noticeable difference they seem much easier to work with from first viewpoint definitely liking the difference

01-07-2017, 09:25 AM
What are you using as the thinning medium ,does it dry quick enough.
Do you still use the Atelier acrylics?

01-07-2017, 02:55 PM
as explained on the first post trumper I'm using artists quality oils with liquin medium ,,,, I paint in both oils and acrylics as both have their individual merits ,, when I get time I use oils ,, when I'm short on time acrylics ... I love both for differing reasons

01-07-2017, 03:07 PM
roughly life size image ( maybe a little bigger ) basic jeep colours filled in a detailed , needs more work once dried to tidy up and detail etc


01-08-2017, 03:45 PM
some of the aircraft done today


01-08-2017, 06:01 PM
:) Looking good but before you go too far can you look at the angle of the front canopy frame, ,the centre of the prop spinner height and MAYBE the air scoop underneath.Can you just check them before you commit anymore :thumbsup:



01-08-2017, 06:58 PM
as I say trumper it's far from finished as oils are quite a bit different to acrylics and are worked in layers so this is just a first pass main colour down and blended together the prop spinner hasn't got it's central detail in as yet and the front scoop hasn't received its highlighting detail as the paint wont take it till its had chance to dry a little the windscreen is also in just as wanted presently although there is more work yet
basics acrylics I do in one pass more or less apart from the occasional glazing , so I work quite a bit different in oils ...as chas points out on his auster painting there's a lot to consider working in oils

01-09-2017, 01:03 AM
Couldn't have said it better. Have to think way in advance with oils. At least I have to! Can't do acrylic they dry to fast!

01-09-2017, 02:37 AM
the biggest thing is in acrylics in one sitting you can work and adjust things several times whilst things are fresh in your head but if you do the same in oils you just end up with a muddy mess and losing all dimensions

01-10-2017, 05:38 PM
some more work today on the aircraft and toned down the jeeps brightness


01-22-2017, 12:08 PM
work so far , still quite a bit to go but on the way now , tonight I'm detailing the jeep


01-22-2017, 03:09 PM
A strong image Paul.

01-22-2017, 04:49 PM
cheers neil , hopefully glazes will improve it pretty much calling the before glazes done now after painting the ground cover this evening with the fan brush for grasses

01-23-2017, 08:47 AM
after last nights aditions , detail added to jeep and ground details shaping up


01-23-2017, 05:39 PM
calling this one finished given a burnt umber , red , yellow glaze to give a warm shaded area to areas that are in shade


01-24-2017, 04:40 AM
Nice painting, the colours certainly give it a warm glow. I think I would move the whip aerial or the guy in yellow's arm, I keep seeing him standing to attention holding a 'Foil'.

01-24-2017, 01:40 PM
Nice painting, the colours certainly give it a warm glow. I think I would move the whip aerial or the guy in yellow's arm, I keep seeing him standing to attention holding a 'Foil'.

Another quick point about him ,is that his nose or is it a bit of his flying helmet? :angel:

Very nice piece of work though :) :thumbsup:

01-24-2017, 05:43 PM
[QUOTE=Trumper]Another quick point about him ,is that his nose or is it a bit of his flying helmet? :angel:

:) Looks like he's been telling porkies again!