After my [url=http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=189884]first Mustang image[/url] done for veteran pilots, I got many requests for follow-up work for other veterans and their families. Here is the latest, made last December as a Christmas gift for two veteran Mustang pilots of the 359th Fighter Group. The piece was commissioned by the son of one of the pilots.
The image shows the P-51D Mustangs that the veterans flew during World War II. Here they provide protective escort to a formation of B-17 bombers who are retuning to England after a long mission.
Below two sideview illustrations of the same aircraft. Click the image for a bigger variant.
After my previous Mustang image, [URL=http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=304443]Daddy's Girl[/URL], I got many requests for prints. I am happy to announce that prints of all my Mustang artwork is now available through [url=http://digitalaviationart.com/Olsthoorngallery.html]www.digitalaviationart.com[/url]. DigitalAviationArt.com is a fairly new website that aims to put the digital aviation artist in the spotlight. Expect it to grow in the near future.
I have half a dozen more Mustang commissions coming up, so I hope you're not tired of them yet :)
In the meantime I'll be finishing my [url=http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=285190]Corsair[/url] and will start a P-47D Thunderbolt as well. My main short-term goal is to reach as many veteran pilots as I can, as they are the ones who appreciate this kind of artwork most. It's a real joy working for them and researching their combat histories is quite addictive too!