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User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

In some spare time I like to paint aircrafts. It would be great If you could take a look on my first few images:
http://www.birdlike.com/gallery/aviationart

Comments and criticism gratefully received Smile

Regards,
Greg


"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
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User currently offlineAirfly From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Excellent very nice. I loved the Airbus A318-111 N802FR .
 Smile



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

WOW brilliant i love the last pic of the a380 i think the texture is brill and did you reall paint these because you are good


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User currently offlineBully707 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3251 times:
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AWESOME pictures!!!!!!!!!  eyepopping 

Are you going to sell them, maybe????  Wink


Godspeed

Bernd



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User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3218 times:

Incredible, I would like to second the question of if you will sell Them? -Dan


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User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Guys thanks for comments. I am glad that you like them. There will be more soon and I am getting quite excited because of possibilities what to paint next, and those as you can imagine are endless Wink)) It is good fun and hard work at the same time Wink)

If someone is interested to buy please you can contact me via contact form on my website to find out more.

Cheers,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3808 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Birdy, those paintings are amazing. I bet you could even upload them to a.net database and the screeners would accept them hands down!


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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Birdy, I love your pics! I don't know how much this would cost, but would you be able to do a 5" by 7" painting of an airliner for me? It's a Continental Airlines MD-80 Registration N83870. Would something like this be possible? Thanks!

-Sam



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User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Quote:
I bet you could even upload them to a.net database and the screener would accept them hands down!

Well, maybe I should try then Wink but probably under new category which accept every possible manipulation of an image Wink

Thanks,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Little update RAF Hawk in Red Dragon paint scheme:

http://www.birdlike.com/gallery/avia...AF_British_Aerospace_Hawk_T1_XX172

Regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Another update, this time something fictional but it is possible that we'll see Dreamliner in LOT livery:





Regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Congratulations for your very nice work !! It's really impressive. You do this only with gouache ?? How do you work, want is your procedure ?

Thanks a lot for sharing !

Alphafloor



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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow!
Those are amazing!!!!!
'nuff said



Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineITA350 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

birdy those paintings are amazing !

User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 11):
Congratulations for your very nice work !! It's really impressive. You do this only with gouache ?? How do you work, want is your procedure ?

Thanks guys for comments Smile
Gouache is my favorite medium, it's similar to watercolors but it gives more possibilities. All painting is done in this technique. There are some tricks to achieve some effects, and there is hell of a work with each one to complete Wink However, it is very rewarding when I hear positive comments like yours Smile

Regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineSynakus From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Beautiful work! I admire your photography as well, very creative!

Do you actually paint these on a canvas? Or are you doing it digitally?


User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Quoting Synakus (Reply 15):
Do you actually paint these on a canvas? Or are you doing it digitally?

Thanks for kind words. Gouache paintings are on paper, like watercolours. I also paint in oil and for that I use canvases or canvas boards.
I do not use digital methods for this kind of paintings just traditional stuff - paints brushes and water Smile

Regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Wow those are nice. A friend of mine who's parents own an airline have paintings of their airline all over the house. Some worth uppward of 10k. Mostly of their twin otters, otters and stuff like that. Their is a market out their and you should consider talking to a gallery and maybe do some classic props as well.

User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

My latest addition to gallery Smile

Air Canada A340-500



Cheers,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2906 times:

That RAF Hawk just kicks-ass, love the reflections and glare youve done on it, wish I was as good lol, I only ever do pencil drawings not colour.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Very exciting artwork, Birdy. Even though much electronically generated art is impressive, as a retired designer I particularly appreciate your fine calibre gouache-rendered artwork. Best wishes...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting Planespotterx (Reply 19):
That RAF Hawk just kicks-ass, love the reflections and glare youve done on it, wish I was as good lol, I only ever do pencil drawings not colour.

Thanks Rob for your comments Smile Pencil drawings could be also very interesting and I hope to see yours Smile Colour paintings/drawings are more complicated because there is not only need to understand colour its harmony, temperature etc, but also see colours as value. Basically what you have to do is the same thing which photographic camera do but through you eyes, hands and paints+brushes Smile)) Drawing with one colour like with pencil is monochromatic and is in some ways is easier but it also can produce very interesting results, similar to b&w photography Smile

Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 20):
Very exciting artwork, Birdy. Even though much electronically generated art is impressive, as a retired designer I particularly appreciate your fine calibre gouache-rendered artwork. Best wishes...Jack

Thank you Jack for kind words Smile It is true that electronically generated art is very impressive, but for me old-fashioned ways of painting (gouache, oils) are much more interesting and valuable. I always have a feeling when looking on digital art that image even if is complicated and done very precisely. Even for longer period of time then in traditional method, it might be done in some very fast method which is far from creativeness and art Smile)) It is something that you can not say about traditional paintings, because there is no fast method to produce precise and realistic image with paint and brushes Smile

Best regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Very nice work, Birdy. I particularly like the LOT Dreamliner. The retro LH scheme is nice, too. As a fan of older jets, I'd love to see some first-generation jetliners, from the graceful Caravelle and Comet to the mighty 707, DC-8, and VC-10 to the speedy 880 and 990. Maybe an Il-62 or Tu-104 thrown in. From what I have observed on the 'Net, I think there would be an excellent market for a picture of the Trans Global Airlines 707-349C from Airport - the new Aero Classics release has been selling like hotcakes!

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Dan
fanofjets



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineBirdy From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Quoting Fanofjets (Reply 22):
Trans Global Airlines 707-349C from Airport - the new Aero Classics release has been selling like hotcakes!

Thanks Dan Smile

Do you have maybe any info or photographs of Trans Global Airlines of B707?
As far as I know, it was fictional paint scheme and I cannot find much about it. I would like to paint some classics too so if you have any more ideas please let me know Smile

Regards,
Greg



"The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies"...
User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Beautiful work! I paint airliners from the 60s and 70s using oil on panel or canvas.

25 Post contains images Birdy : Thanks a lot Dc863 It is good to hear from other artist. Is it any chance to see your work? Best regards, Greg
26 Post contains links and images Birdy : Little update... My collection of photos and paintings is now on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdlike/ Please fell free to take a look and comment K
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