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J Witt
04-08-2011, 07:09 AM
When I was a boy my dad used to always build model kits of airplanes. I spent a lot of time running the isles at the hobby store. It was like a big toy store that grown men liked to shop at. Not that my childhood can explain all the goofy stuff that interests me now but I think I have my enthusiasm for military aircraft nailed down.

Painted using ArtRage Studio.

gxhpainter2
04-08-2011, 08:28 AM
This is totally amazing, I have no idea how you get such beautiful details and attention to the light on the aircraft. and the great clouds... this is even better than the previous one...:):):):):):):):)

mannafig
04-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Brilliant work.:):)
My dad always made airplanes too I had them covering my bedroom ceiling.
and I'd always go to the model shop with him.
A very fond childhood memory thank you for reminding me of it:)

Noogins
04-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Great detail! I love it.

limey-g
04-08-2011, 09:13 AM
The detail in your work is amazing, must have taken quite some time.
Geoff

VanityX
04-08-2011, 09:21 AM
Wow, very nice and something totally different ! Great details, very well painted too !!

Caesar
04-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Another real stunner and a really peculiarly specialised and quite unique aircraft design. Your an exceptional master in this type of subject too for sure!

J Witt
04-08-2011, 12:36 PM
gxhpainterThank you very much. I used the pencil a lot for the details. it works wonders. Plus I did this one on the desktop rather than the iPad.

mannafigThank you sure are some fond memories. Wish I had the space now to continue putting together models. Filling the kids bedroom with them sounds like a great solution.

Noogins thank you.

Geoff My how the time passes though when you are having fun.

VanityX Thank you

CaesarThank you sir. Yes this plane is a grunts best friend. And, from what I understand can take quite a beating.

justjean
04-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Beautiful work on this lovely scene :)

Mike Severoff
04-08-2011, 11:57 PM
Wow! Incredibly cool, IMHO!

pat1940
04-09-2011, 12:53 AM
J. Witt, all I can say is WOW and 2 thumbs up for this one, had to show this to my husband and it stunned him, just outstanding work:):):):):););););););)

J Witt
04-09-2011, 09:30 AM
justjean thank you

Mike Severoff Thank you sir. Your humble opinion is appreciated.

pat1940 I'm glad that he liked it. thank you.

screenpainter
04-09-2011, 11:08 AM
awesome. for me your excellent art work on these brings back all the excitement of model aircraft and going up and down the aisles to look at the models. really top notch art work. these are fantastic.

HarlequiNQB
04-09-2011, 02:04 PM
Stop it, you keep knocking me on my butt with your amazing aircraft artwork. I love a good aircraft painting, and you've wowed me with two in a row. I keep thinking I should try painting a plane, but then I see your stuff and while it's inspirational it would make me unhappy showing whatever muck I manage to throw together.

Amazing work, yet again :)

Suha
04-09-2011, 02:15 PM
amazing amazing ;)

Mike Martin
04-09-2011, 02:23 PM
Super detail work. Love it!

AT-TA
04-09-2011, 03:42 PM
Wowzie....this is supper... love the atmosphere, dimension, colors ... they must have such a good time flying in such a peaceful setting....beautiful.

D Akey
04-09-2011, 06:13 PM
WOW! That's seriously cool depth. I love the colors and the sharp crispness in the planes and the cloud puts them all in the same altitude roughly. And I would not have thought that the warm distance would not have been the first choice for distance, as it sorta goes contrary to the rules, but your minimal contrast keeps it back, sorta like a lion tamer making unnatural demands on that wild beast. Very nice trick! And a sensational painting.

I used to make models avidly when a kid. Give me glue and plastic and I was in heaven. . . especially since they were so relatively easy to make from the kits. What really sold me though was the paintings on the box covers. Man, they were outrageously good.

And I had the great good fortune to take a class from one of those old illustrators. And he had to be one of the most facile, speediest painters I ever saw. Used to do cars and planes and ships, with figures and all. Sadly there was only one such teacher at my school so I never learned as well as he. Was a phenomenon. Like meeting Merlin or something. He specialized in gouache. Made me want to set back the calendar so i could have done some of those.

But when I entered the business and a little before, the model companies were suddenly using photos of the plastic models, and not the exciting paintings. I lost interest in them at that point. I needed to have my imagination grabbed in full. The illustrations sold models. And your paintings could well do.

I guess these things sell now as prints now that the model makers grew up and got real planes, hahah. And in a way, painting them as well in your case, takes it into a sort of model building through art, eh? And I can hardly spot the glue too. Clean, hahaha.

Nice work!

coops
04-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Wow thats fabulous:)

MacPix
04-09-2011, 08:42 PM
This is excellent!:):):):)

artattacks
04-10-2011, 06:57 AM
Amazing!!! love it!

AlanEu
04-10-2011, 09:50 PM
wow, it is so cooooooooool!
watch over and over

J Witt
04-11-2011, 02:23 AM
gzairborne Suha Mike Martin AT-TA coops MacPix artattacks AlanEu Thank you all very much.

HarlequiNQB I would like to see what kind of planes you would do.

D Akey It is very unnatural. Things in the distance should not have such warmth and I almost didn't do it. But, I really want to suggest that there was light signing through scattered clouds. Though, I know, light has a cooling effect on color I was hoping to play the minds eye that sees the sun as being warm. I think it is only the contrast with the subject that makes it work. And you are right it is a form of model building. I see all these cool military vehicles and I think "boy I would love to add the to my collection"

Nika
04-11-2011, 02:29 AM
Really great painting :)