Saturday, August 17, 2013
Above is a portrait I drew of our illustrious leader of the group, Cathy "Kate" Johnson. However she is sitting right in front of the tractor that pulls planes into the hanger. So you'll have to use your imagination. :) Below is where I was sitting...some folks like to see a photo of the viewpoint that artists are drawing from...so here ya go!
The next sketch was a view of earlier in the day, when there were about 25 planes all around. By the time we left, there were only about 5 left on the grassy area next to the runway.
I thought I might be able to take my sweet time with drawing the airplanes there. However, the whole concept of the "Fly In" was that aircraft were coming and going all day long! I had to sketch faster than usual, so there are more "mistakes" in my drawings. I tried some opaque over-painting to "fix" a couple of these sketches. I'm not so happy with the two shown below. But even with "mess-ups", I learn something.
Okay...this next series of photos just made my whole day!! This cute little dog flew that tiny little plane...almost all by himself! He let that guy in the red t-shirt come along for the ride...probably was a good friend of his.
The pilot in the blue bi-plane did a fun "fly by" at the end of the day, leaving a trail of white! What a great finish to a very fun day!
Posted by Warren Ludwig
at 6:56 PM