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J Witt
04-05-2011, 03:48 PM
WW2 American fighter served mainly in Europe. There primary mission was to fly all the way from British bases to targets of the 8th AF deep in Germany- to Berlin and beyond- escorting heavies and gradually establishing Allied air superiority.

Painted on the iPad using ArtRage.

04-05-2011, 04:29 PM
This is amazing!!! The fact that you did it on the ipad is even more amazing!!!

04-05-2011, 04:37 PM
This is so great!!!! Congrats!

04-05-2011, 05:29 PM
Incredible! My husband is a WWII avia:)tion nut and he loved this!

04-05-2011, 05:58 PM
gorgeous work. really love it. excellent job on this.

04-05-2011, 07:55 PM
A really wonderful painting and I cannot but appreciate it as an aeronautical engineer.
The final part of the war saw many wonderful fighters roll outs, also from an aesthetic standpoint.
Obviously availability of materials, especially for engines, and mass production different capabilities made the substantial difference to establish air superiority.
It's just a pity that whilst there are still plenty of P51 Mustangs and a good number of Spitfires around and still flying, those of the losing countries have practically no more flying aircraft among what is left.
I'm talking of the german Messerschmitt Bf 109 and 262 (the first fighter jet; the first actual jet aircraft was an Italian prototype as well as the idea of the moodern turbojet design they didn't finance though), the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero and the Italian Macchi 202 and 205 Veltro (Hunting dog).
Germany in particular developped many stunning experimental concept in that period, although most of them would have required today's flight control systems to really exploit their potential (see their Junkers flying wing).

04-05-2011, 11:27 PM
That is really good, love the detail which is amazing especially as done on your Ipad.
Being an Ipad user, but not for drawing I can't imagine getting all that detail on that little screen and in such correct proportions.

04-05-2011, 11:37 PM
Wonderful work! I think your background rendering is superb. And the planes are fantastic - Makes me want to build a kit!:)

04-06-2011, 12:06 AM
Fantastic painting... I love the old WWI & WWII airplanes....

J Witt
04-06-2011, 03:03 AM
Thank you all very much. I am always a little hesitant to do artwork of this nature because I know there are many experts out there and I am not one of them. It sounds like I passed the test though and that makes me happy. Once again thank you all very much.

04-06-2011, 04:25 AM
Simply an amazing painting, very well done:)

04-06-2011, 05:22 AM
Beautiful work, always good to see more aviation art. It's amazing to see what can be done on the iPads.

04-06-2011, 05:58 AM
yeah I remember them well, think 1st with the bucket underneath

during da wa--ar :D:D:D:D:D:D:D----E/S

04-06-2011, 06:03 AM
as all the others have said this is amazing work, I love the soft handling of the background makes the aircraft pop off the page. I can't believe you accomplished this on a iPad!!?? too cool:D:D

04-06-2011, 06:21 AM
Fantastic work J Witt! Very professional, reminds me of a box cover for a model! Well done!

04-06-2011, 06:50 AM
This is super picture. Nicely painted aero toys, in this case so real. I like the pic.

04-06-2011, 07:51 AM
A wonderful painting of that front plane along with the restof the scene

04-06-2011, 08:29 AM
Superbly done.. The P-51 was a huge factor in bring WWII to a close. Fine job! :):)

04-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Fantastic work:):)

04-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Just wondering (I don't have an iPad yet)

How do you get that amount of crispness/detail? Are you using a brush/stylus or anything?

More please! :)

04-06-2011, 03:09 PM
This is amazing. The detail, the lighting, the perspective, it all works to sell it. I'll join the crowd in stating my amazement that this is done on an iPad :)

D Akey
04-06-2011, 03:11 PM
I really like the way you did the planes especially. Well done.

J Witt
04-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Wow what a great response from you all. I really appreciate the feedback and support.

Hammers- about the crisp detail. After laying in the large body of gradients using the oil brush I create another layer and begin detailing with the ink pen tool. Sometimes the color can be a bit harsh so I play with the layer opacity and then merge it down befor moving on to another area where I do the same thing. By working on a top layer doing little bits at a time I can use the eraser to create sharp edges where desired. I do have a stylus which is nice for blocking in areas but for the details but, I use my fingers because the iPad is more responsive to actual touch and I know what part of my finger is making contact. There are no fine point styluses for the iPad and the large blunt tip can be frustrating for finer line work. I do recommend getting ( or making) a stylus though. It will save your wrist a lot of pain in the beginning.