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12-09-2009, 09:03 AM
posting to help others whilst also recieving tips myself basicaly for raw begginers intrested in this type of art

as shapes like aircraft / cars / ships in fact any engineered items are very familiar shapes and even slight innacuracys stand out as looking wrong

i always start out by gridding out to transfer photo to canvas

in this case there is no scaling as the canvas was close to a4 size so the grid scale is 1cm=1cm from my print


i use various methods for my aviation paintings from working with individual photo's , working out on the computer , and making and photographing models ,

sometimes i combine all the above methods in one to create one painting as in my airfield one below http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/208070-battle_of_britain___painting_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/208070-bob_4_nnvu.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/208070-BoB_Flight_Hurricane_Spitfire.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/208070-2691634424_05c352b3df.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/208070-hurri_painting_002.jpg

12-09-2009, 07:10 PM
Nice work shadwell, there are a few folks on here that do aircraft work. I live beside the Canuck air museum so if you ever need some close up pics of some airframes just let me know. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/109508-HPIM1238.JPG

12-10-2009, 08:40 AM
thanks for the offer dances with oils will have to check out the exhibits list .

some of the background is in but parts i'm not happy with as yet will have to be altered

not happy with the grass yet and the foreground airfield apron needs altering


12-11-2009, 06:36 AM
some more background filled in and some of the fore mentioned alterations carried out still needs a little tidying


12-11-2009, 10:59 AM
Looking great, love the first one too!

12-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Nice work. Keep it up!

12-12-2009, 09:17 AM
looking good so far, good to see you posting here.

12-13-2009, 06:11 AM
a little more done will do more this afternoon evening as i am cleaning my kitchen and making a barell of chillie ale for xmass now !!


12-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Shadwell, looking good. Can you check the fuselage of the C117? My brain is telling me it's should be ok.. but my eye is having some problems with it being raised.

12-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Shadwell, looking good. Can you check the fuselage of the C117? My brain is telling me it's should be ok.. but my eye is having some problems with it being raised.

yeah there's a couple of things i'm not over happy with it shape wise not happy with the nose etc the hump at the top of the fuselage seems to be where the wing root is in all honesty don't think i spent as long as possible on it but also hindered as i'm working from an internet shot and if i zoom in for detail it all goes leggo on me !!

so for the hawk details i am working off a 1/48 airfix kit held at the same angle for details

but at present it isn't a commission or a present and probably not even for my own wall

just for fun and practice and for raw starters to see how we tackle things from the start and answer questions or indeed be criticised on my own techniques :thumbsup:

12-14-2009, 07:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2009/109508-HPIM1894.JPG Shadwell, as it happens... the C117 is one of my fav airframes...
Hope they help... I can email high res ones if you need them.

12-15-2009, 03:58 AM
cheers for those shots they help a lot !! on the shot i have you can't make out the small nose and cockpit roof windows they are just grey blobs

although not realy an aircraft i'd pick to paint as the only sightings we realy see of it over here is with our war dead being brought out of the back

got to admit though they are one hell of an aircraft ..

12-15-2009, 09:40 AM
No worries Shadwell, glad they helped. I see these everyday as they fly right over our house. Not too loud, have an amazing slow takeoff and can ascend almost on a 45 degree. The landing is pretty cool to watch, it can land and within 100 feet stop, and back up. Makes for a great asset to use where runways are short.

Back in August, I hosted the Different Strokes and one reference pic was the C117 and the Airbus. Have a look at the contributions from the participants.

12-15-2009, 02:03 PM
cheers daces with oils !!

as it was practice i rushed it through , not as nice as i'd like but it served its purpose
for areas i wanted to practice with ( using violet instead of black mixed with the red for shadow areas)

also did little alterations to the c117


12-16-2009, 11:04 AM
Looks good!

12-16-2009, 02:31 PM
Very interesting!!