Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4th January 2005, 21:40
orde2 orde2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
orde2
New Bf109e aviation art, comments?

Hi everyone. I'm an aviation artist from the uk and I'm hopefully going to submit a few paintings to the Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition this year for the first time. I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on one of my paintings? Any comments would be great!

http://www.mattcurtisgallery.com/pag...raden_page.htm

Thanks in advance

Matt Curtis
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th January 2005, 22:01
Falcon's Avatar
Falcon Falcon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Deutschland / Berlin
Posts: 332
Falcon
Imho the plane in front is the Bf 109 E-4 from Hans "Gockel" von Hahn.
More you can read here on Petr Kacha's good website:
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/hahn3.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th January 2005, 23:48
Rabe Anton Rabe Anton is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alabama U.S.A.
Posts: 154
Rabe Anton
Aviation Art - Bf 109Es in Flight

There is only one word to describe the question of coloration and physical appearance of Bf 109Es in Luftwaffe service during 1940. That word is "swamp." I would not want to go there, particularly in a critical mode dealing with artwork.

I would like to say, though, that there is one element of aviation art like yours that is often glaringly overlooked, and that is the appearance of the ground, topography, or earth's surface underneath the flying machines.
In other words, if the subject airplanes are flying over Brittany, then the field patterns and terrain ought to look like Brittany. If the County of Kent, then it ought to look like Kent from the air. These are hardly the same. As that titanic scholar of French rural history Marc Bloch taught us in the 1930s, there was and is a vast diversity of land usage from the Irish Channel to the Urals. And it ain't always easy to create a convincing impression of the "bird's eye view" just where the birds are.

RA
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5th January 2005, 00:58
Andy Mac's Avatar
Andy Mac Andy Mac is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 140
Andy Mac
I love it

I like the way the land rolls away to a hazy horizon. The aircraft 'sit' nicely in the sky, and I don't know how you guys do it, but there is a nice impression of speed.

The Guild's website is one of my favourite's - I look forward to seeing your painting there Mat.

Andy.
__________________
Andrew McCallum
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 6th January 2005, 18:39
orde2 orde2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4
orde2
Thanks everyone so far!




Matt Curtis
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 9th January 2005, 06:03
edwest edwest is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,269
edwest is an unknown quantity at this point
Your work is very good. The lighting is convincing. The point about the appearance of the ground being location specific is a valid one.

I do not know if you have been in an airplane yourself, but if not, I am sure there are magazines with bird's eye view photos.


Good luck.


Ed
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nose Art Name of B17 124388 ? Alex Smart Allied and Soviet Air Forces 8 24th January 2007 22:31
More Aviation Art by Matt Curtis. Comments? orde2 Allied and Soviet Air Forces 1 11th May 2005 00:33
1st Latvian Night Bombing Aviation Regiment of the V-VS Arvo L. V. Allied and Soviet Air Forces 3 26th March 2005 20:56
Some Comments Don Caldwell General 5 18th January 2005 18:24


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2007, 12oclockhigh.net