I would like to try something different in this forum. I thought it would be fun to add some art to our group. So, here's the challenge.
Members suggest artistic situations involving avaiation events. Other members produce artwork that reflects those situations.
Subject: any aviation situation
Media: wide open, but has to be able to be presented in this forum
Time limits: none, quality artwork is made and enjoyed when not under a deadline.
Naming: the suggester needs to supply a title to the situation so we have a reference to the subject matter when more than one artist submits artwork in regards to the suggestion. Each artwork presented needs to have the title presented in the post with the artwork.
The concept here is to allow those who are artistically talented to present their artwork to those who will enjoy it. The only prizes are self-satisfaction, and the enjoyment of art created by people we know in regards to aviation.
Great Idea..definitely a move forward...On TOH we have GREAT ARTISTS,and this can encourage others to join in...Yes Aviation is a Big tent,and we should be encouraged to experience all parts of it..This in any presentation we choose..If It Looks like a plane,Fly's like a plane ,it must be a plane,therefore should in all variations be appreciated here. Recognizing Great Aviation art exists..Notably Keith Ferris,among many others, comes to mind.They sky is the limit for all!..CAVU!!....Thanx...Vin!!
I guess I will start this off since there are no suggester responses so far.
Subject: Early Taylorcraft or Cub in a landing or take-off situation, grass field with the early farm situation.
Remember, the medium is wide open, so if you can do pencil sketches that is great. We are looking for your talent, so don't be shy. Maybe someone will grab your pencil sketch and move it into color. Think of this as fun not anything to do with your ego.
Last Edit: Jan 6, 2011 8:53:25 GMT -5 by AirCoaster
Beautiful Tom. I love the freehand character of your lines. What? No clouds? Must have been overcast that day, hence the grounded 140........ : )) Keep it up, I love this stuff. That's pretty close to my idea of the Cubography. Thanks for contributing, and don't stop my friend.
Post by Tom Constantine on Jan 19, 2011 2:56:27 GMT -5
Hah. Clouds and fingers, never could get either of them Anyway, I've been playing with the pencil and not getting it. Any talent I may have had has fled. The old hands don't do what the eye sees. BUT here's my last effort from the last page of the old sketchbook.
Post by Tom Constantine on Jan 19, 2011 3:05:42 GMT -5
John- I found a catalog from a benefit show of my late art teacher's work. I'm going to try to link to the pdf here. The fishing village watercolor on page 8 is typical of what he was doing when I was taking his classes and was the type of thing I emulated 50 years ago. I still have the tin box that my opaque water colors came in, although the paints dried up years ago.
Post by AirCoaster on Jan 19, 2011 15:24:03 GMT -5
Tom, I think you are being humble. this is great stuff I think. The proportions are there, the line character is there. You just need some time in the seat, my friend.
As far as Mr. Hamabe's work goes, Excellent!! I love the watercolor. I have this theory, and we all know it well. I use it for most watercolors; now that I have some experience with it. The KISS theory. A lot of Mr. Hamabe's oriental brush work shows in his watercolor of the harbor. Thanks for sharing.
I hope to have something for this thread in the near future. Its been hard to produce anything when dealing with school, work, deer hitting my car, changing tires, and the list goes on. I am squeezing time in between all this to create some artwork.
I love your artwork Tom. I spend so much time creating artwork for school I have little time to add my artwork for here. But, soon I will have something, sorry about the delay. Maybe I will dedicate my next weekend to aircraft art.
Yah, I wish others would be brave enough to submit their artwork also. We don't care what you personally think of your work because you are your own worst critic. We just want to see your artwork. So, don't sit there contemplating whether to submit your work, do it. Gee, if you need any web storage for your work I would be glad to handle that from my site, and give you the link, PM me.