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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!