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A-6 Intruder by Lyle462 A-6 Intruder by Lyle462
This was a commission for a former Navy aircrew member who ejected from an A-6 (and lived to tell about it).
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ShawnJourdonArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn that's ...wow
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Missed the other two...thanks for those too!
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A superb drawing!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Thank you!
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RageTH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, wow. This is beautiful. This is my favorite Navy plane. I love Intruders. Seriously, it's beautiful.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thank you! I always liked the A-6 in any variant. Just a tough old bird for sure!
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RageTH Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! Shame that the best all-weather attacker the Navy had was replaced with an F/A-18 with bombs and hope.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Exactly!
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RageTH Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the change saved money, but at the same time, neutered the Navy's anti-ground ability. The Hornet was meant to be a fighter. It had some compromises made so bombs could be strapped to it, and compromises never end well...
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
There once was a saying about aircraft that were meant for air-to-air superiority. "Not a pound for air-to-ground." Doesn't apply anymore eh!
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RageTH Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No kidding, the only thing the Hornet can't do now to some degree is play heavy hauler or Spectre gunship support!
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yakota18 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you!
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thechernobylguy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I built a model of this plane, Great aircraft
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Yep. She was a real work horse for sure!
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thor1151 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Nice work my man. Was the this partial ejection while working the tanker hop?
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks. This one happened during a bombing run at a range in California (back in the 80's).
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ACVu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! always love the A-6, did you do it on paper or digitally?
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I did it on paper. I got the texture to the aircraft by hours of rubbing with a tissue (lightly).
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you! I always like the Intruder. It sure got the job done.:)
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ACVu Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow...this is superb, love A-6 Intruder!
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CDXIII Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man i love jets, even if i know very little about them. they're still awesome and they appeal to the little kid in me posing as a working adult
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I feel exactly the same. I still get excited watching them.:)
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SonoSkies Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Great work - especially details, shading tone variations & the charming light reflection on nacelle's lower part.:thumbsup::)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done as always.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thank you!
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome
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thingsthatscream Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thank you!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Wow! Gad he lived to tell about it!
It's another beautiful piece of work you have here, Lyle.
The field of view is captivating.
As always, your lines are crisp and clean.
And a full range of values...and all of those beautiful gradients that we have come to expect in your work!
Love that transition of values on the underside of the engine in particular.
Another beautiful piece of aviation art! :clap:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thanks Dan. You bet he was fortunate, especially since he and his pilot ejected at such low altitude.
I appreciate you looking it over so closely. This one was real joy to draw.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You are always welcome! :wave:
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Always instant faves - this one is deffo no exception. Fantastic work (as always)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Again a stunning work Lyle, sorry for my late comment haha, been realy busy since this new education is going on so I fall far behind with messages on Deviantart^^ Right now I'm trying to catch up, so here I am^^

As usual I admire the details you draw into your drawings, and the very realistic shading:)
Just liek your other artworks: Awesome and keep it up:D
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thanks a lot for having a look and commenting. Best of luck with your studies too!
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Your most welcome, it was definitely worth to have a look at:D
And many thanks aswell:):)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Cool!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is superb Lyle!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thanks a bunch Mark!
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coldgopher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff delivered by a steady hand!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thanks Rob. I appreciate it.:)
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Titan360 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
So awesome. Nice crop too!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Drafting tape makes things so easy for that! Shade all you want and just peel off the tape. Makes for a cleanly framed looking area.
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Paty47 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks for having a look!
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crazyxav Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work, as always !
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you for having a look!
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