So for me the Masterton airshow was a great day out. Drove over with Warwick and spent most of the time drooling over the planes and snapping piccys. Met some modelling mates of mine as well. Disappointing there were no model shops but the weather was brilliant. Apparently waaay better than the Wellington side of the Rimutakas.
Here's a few photos I took..
First Warwick hunting the not so elusive Avro Anson.
A wide angle shot of the crowd, a vampire and warwick ..
The 'Hercules' has been the workhorse of the RNZAF for 50 years. I've been asked to draw 7002 in its original white livery. Therefore, the drawing will require a background so I've decided on an aerial view of '02' over Wellington.
I've had to unpack all my drawing equipment and sort out all my pencils - seperate the wax from the watercolours, the colours from the grays & blues (ie, my locomotive colours). Should be an interesting exercise colouring the Miramar Peninsular from the air...
This from Warwick..
"I caught up with Brett yesterday and we spent a very hot day at Hood
aerodrome, Masterton for Wings Over Wairarapa 2015. Really enjoyed
Keith Skilling flying the Goodyear FG-4U Corsair. Such a beautiful
aeroplane that I've decided to work out another drawing of it -
after I've finished NZR RM123 Blue Streak, the RNZAF C130H Hercules
and the Datsun 240Z that I've started. Oh, and a few portraits that
I've sketched up too.
In the interim, here's a couple of photos from yesterday - a couple
of Brett photographing various aircraft and one of a vampire that I
was lucky enough to capture."
Mustangs all completed. Plaster cast off (turns out it was a torn calf not an achilles) and nearly walking normally, and back to work. I could get used to not working and just chilling at home... but boy do the days whoosh by!
off to the Wings over Wairarapa airshow tomorrow at masterton. with Warwick! Be a chance to catch up on his year and see if I can squeeze a few more trains out of him!!
Oh year and started two more commissions.. an A2 size acrylic painting of a yacht and an A3 size painting of a Tropical Island scene (go figure!). Pictures to come as soon as I start them.
also had a request for my Senna mercedes without Senna! as a photoshopped print. Well, why not? Might lead on to another commission so its all good.
and a request for my Graeme Lawrence lola T332 from Graeme's son but for Graeme!! Cool.. Have taken the cheeky opportunity to ask him to sign the original and he's agreed. Brilliant! I always liked watching him race and love the idea of him having my print on the wall.. Cool.
This is that print.. it looks blurred because a) the reference photo was too and b) it gives an impression of sheer speed!
so I decided to pencil in the background and save all the painting hassles (paper shrinkage etc)
Ive done some of the distant grass and the trees on either side..the middle trees are in progress! so far Im quite pleased. the dark background gives more of a 3D effect and pops the mustang roofs out more i think.
Lots of progress... This pic HAS to be a painting one day but Im very happy so far with the pencils.
The background will be mainly pencil too. Its needed to highlight the cars and give a more 3D effect.