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Driving the Dragon Lady by Lyle462 Driving the Dragon Lady by Lyle462
Inside the U-2 Dragon Lady.
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KMK26art Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
Looks like selfie:D (Big Grin) 
Great jobTrophy 
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Thanks a lot! Ha
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ShawnJourdonArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thanks for all three comments!
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Platypus1973 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Better than the real one !
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Platypus1973 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Better than the original photo ! We can feel the atmosphere of concentration of the pilot.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks for noticing!
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Photographer
SOOOOOOOOO COOL I LOVE IT!!!!!!
the dramatic light is way cool!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thanks!
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Photographer
you are welcome!
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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Thanks!
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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Oh my! What a piece of work!
I love the light in this...the way it splashes down his helmet to his harness, and then weaves its way across the sleeve of his flight suit!
There is an eerie calm to this piece. I feel silence here instead of the high powered whines of formula engines or muscle cars.
And your precision is up there again, as always. In fact, i would say your precision is soaring around seventy thousand feet!
Another gorgeous and stunning piece of work! :clap:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Hey Dan! Great hearing from you again. Thanks. That's what I was going for in this one. That quiet, still feeling of flying at great altitudes. I've never been this high before but it almost feels like I have. Must be from all the training videos I've watched.LOL This one will be hanging in my wing commander's office area.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Hanging in the wing commander's office area! That's way cool!
And you are always welcome! :wave:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Yep...kind of rare to see my stuff hanging anywhere.HA
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
It's a cool feeling! :nod:
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AerospacerJ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow. Just wow.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanks!
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whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
geez you're on fire Lyle............... awesome work mate!!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks a lot! This one almost pushed me over the edge with the way he's looking over his shoulder.
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whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
maybe, but you nailed it all the same =D
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thanks!
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carbonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I love the arm and shoulders, and the straps. They look so real! Great job! :)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thanks!
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hover-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Good texture on the upper left canopy(left of the drawing) - did you use a blending stump for that area?
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Thanks for noticing! I was wondering if anyone would catch that. Yes, I used a blending stump, then cotton balls. After that I erased some areas very lightly with a sharpened click eraser. Then went back in with cotton balls to smooth the erased edges.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
This must be one o the best things to do in the world. Just being there, so high. :)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
No doubt! Peaceful I would imagine.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed.
Also, seeing that line, between bright blue and empty darkness all by yourself must be something that never fails to make your jaw fall. :)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Exactly. How cool would it be to see that!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Absolutelly cool.

Ah, one might still dream, isnt it? :)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
That's right!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Writer
:)
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danyboz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shadings and awesome details :thumbsup:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks for looking!
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signman7194 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Wow. Love the perspective on this one. Did you use a photo reference? Piece definitely has a fish-eye effect to it. Great mechanics as always. Love the shading, and yes, I'm still jealous. :D
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Thanks. Yes, I used a photo ref. Can't remember where I got it from though. It was public domain or AF archives. The mind is the first thing to go!LOL
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Wouw....these drawings of you get more amazing with each piece^^
Where do you find those cool references if I may ask^^

Haha well...either way...your eagle eye for details and great feeling with the pencils produced an great artpiece again, well done=)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Thanks a lot. I have a lot of fun with it so that's the main thing. I just google search for some of the images. If they aren't public domain, I e-mail the photographer for permission and pay them buy sending a hi-res scan of the completed drawing. Seems to work pretty well. I usually change up a few things when I use photo refs though. I learned a long time ago that great photos don't always make for great drawings.
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome=)
Well same here, usually I just look for wallpapers of cars, otherwise, I search here on deviantart, I got some connections, and ask the photographer if I can draw it. Most of time they dont mind if I get it for free, as long as I send the link to them when its finished, and give them a credit in the description=)

So far, it worked out well:D
Also I change a bit to my drawings when comparing it to the original, also my current work is already different then the ref. On the ref a part of the logo is just gone, weird enough, so I had to improvise a bit and using a picture of the logo as a reference=)

Just some small things, but small things can make a lot of difference!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
That's right. It's the small things that usually make or break a drawing. Attention to detail, as you already know, pushes a cool drawing to something people want to hang on their wall!
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I definitly know, awhat you just sayd,
so yea...I totally agree with ya Lyle=)
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popey21 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
perfect !!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Thanks!
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PhthaloType Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved... LIKE A BOSS
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Thanks!
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mehmetmumtaz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificent ! , amazing work again
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