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Here is my website, please get a chance to check it out, thank you! www.StratoArt.com
Accomplished Graphic Designer / VFX Generalist / Fine Artist who excels at turning ideas into reality.
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Wile E. Coyote was a genius! A super genius!
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Super Genius; )
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A bit more work on the SPAD early this morning. I'll be working on the color of the middle fuselage section and the fairing behind the head rest. I had to rework the modeling on that fairing as it was not correct.
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I just finished drawing the vector version of the the 94th Aero Squadron's  "Hat in the Ring" logo that's on the side of Eddie Rickenbacker's SPAD XIII that I'm building. I draw within Adobe Illustrator so I can easily resize it to fit on the texture that I'm creating for the fuselage. I also need to create the large number "1" too. This is being drawn in Adobe Illustrator. 
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Last year, I drew this sketch overlooking the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon based on a previous visit there. I hope to be able to someday translate this into a large oil painting. Time will tell
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beautiful sketch Dale
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I love VFX Breakdowns like this. CGI when done well is incredible and takes a great deal of skill from those who labor to produce it. 
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"As the first American squadron (94th Aero Squadron) in operation, its aviators were allowed to create their squadron insignia. They used the opportunity to commemorate the United States' entry into World War I by taking the phrase of tossing one's "hat in the ring" (a boxing phrase to signify one's willingness to become a challenger) and symbolizing it with the literal image of Uncle Sam's red, white and blue top hat going through a ring." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/94th_Fighter_Squadron)

"The squadron was one of the first American pursuit squadrons to reach the Western Front and see combat, becoming one of the most famous. The 94th was highly publicized in the American print media of the time, and its exploits "over there" were widely reported on the home front. Its squadron emblem, the "Hat in the Ring" became a symbol in the minds of the American Public of the American Air Service of World War I. Three notable air aces served with the squadron, Eddie Rickenbacker, who was awarded almost every decoration attainable, including the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/94th_Aero_Squadron)
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Very interesting thank you for sharing that,;)
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After redrawing the 94th Aero Squadron's "Hat in the Ring" logo and the large number "1" - I started on the base texture for the aft fuselage section. I used Adobe Illustrator to rework the logos and then Adobe Photoshop for the textures. These textures don't have any weathering on them yet, that will come as will more details such as fabric stitching and other misc. rivets, screws and what-not all with normal maps after I finish the base textures. As you can see from the texture unwrap, I still have to do the starboard side of the fuselage. 
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I'm starting work on unwrapping the UVs on the aft part of the fuselage. I decided to cut the fuselage into 3 different parts so that I can maximize each piece with good resolution. I'm working with 4K textures for this model, so that's 4096 pixels by 4096 pixels square. For areas of the model that don't need high resolution, I'll drop this down to 1K or 2K texture size at most. Here's what my fuselage looks like unwrapped in Cinema 4D.

Ooooooo, exciting huh? haha! ;)
You'll have to wait till I put some paint on it smile emoticon
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I have this beautiful print in front of me to stare off into when I'm needing to. It's a painting by Louis Benton Akin (1868-1913) called "Evening-Grand Canyon". I bought the print while visiting Grand Canyon last. It's quite a light piece, there's hardly any dark tones in it at all. But I remember seeing such beauty when I visited Grand Canyon a number of times over the years. I love that place.
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Everyone needs a good friend to be there with you when your feeling pretty low. 
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Traditional fine artist specializing in mediums as oil snd acylic; pencil and pen drawing; digital painting and drawing; visual effects with 2D & 3D animation and compositing; photography; Graphic Design. Experience with these software packages: 20 years with Adobe Photoshop; 15 years Adobe Illustrator; 11 years with Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects; 4 years with Eon VUE.
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