birdy
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Aviation Art

Wed May 04, 2005 11:13 pm

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 12:02 am

Excellent very nice. I loved the Airbus A318-111 N802FR .
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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 12:13 am

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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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 3:17 am

AWESOME pictures!!!!!!!!!  eyepopping 

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


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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 6:37 am

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

Thu May 05, 2005 7:53 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 8:03 am

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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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 8:15 am

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!

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RE: Aviation Art

Thu May 05, 2005 7:56 pm

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Tue May 10, 2005 10:36 pm

Little update RAF Hawk in Red Dragon paint scheme:

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

Regards,
Greg
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RE: Aviation Art

Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:04 pm

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





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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:02 am

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 !

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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:32 am

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow!
Those are amazing!!!!!
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:01 am

birdy those paintings are amazing !
 
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:48 am

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

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Greg
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:55 am

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

Do you actually paint these on a canvas? Or are you doing it digitally?
 
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:21 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: Aviation Art

Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:54 am

My latest addition to gallery Smile

Air Canada A340-500



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Greg
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RE: Aviation Art

Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:59 am

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.
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RE: Aviation Art

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:07 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:48 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:56 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:46 am

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
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RE: Aviation Art

Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:35 am

Beautiful work! I paint airliners from the 60s and 70s using oil on panel or canvas.
 
birdy
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RE: Aviation Art

Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:10 pm

Quoting Dc863 (Reply 24):
Beautiful work! I paint airliners from the 60s and 70s using oil on panel or canvas.

Thanks a lot Dc863 Smile It is good to hear from other artist. Is it any chance to see your work?

Best regards,
Greg
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RE: Aviation Art

Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:05 pm

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 Smile

Kind regards,
Greg


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