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AT-38C Talon by Sketchh22
AT-38C Talon
Finally got around to finishing my AT-38 I started back in 2011. This jet belongs to the 49th Fighter Training Squadron at Columbus AFB where they teach incoming fighter pilots the basics of tactical flying. Again this was one of my earliest attempts at a full background and is the first I've actually completed. Most of my time was spent on blending and correcting pencil blots in the sky. While I'm satisfied (sts) with the result I could definitely tell my technique has improved over the years!

Time: Between 60-80 hrs, Jun 11 - Mar 15
- 4H - 6B Graphite
- mechanical pencils
- Blending stumps, Q-Tips, tissues
Size: A4 (8 1/2" x 11") 100 lb paper

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F-15A Eagle by Sketchh22
F-15A Eagle
This is an F-15 from the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing "Fightin' Forty-niners" flagship based at Holloman AFB in NM. The noseart says "City of Alamogordo" (where Holloman is) with a silhouette of the mountains overlooking the city and the 3 squadrons there. This was during the late 1980s and Eagles are now long gone having been replaced by the F-117 (which are now retired). This was my first time using my new scanner so I'm still figuring out how to make it work properly which is why the highlights might be a little off.

Time: Around 30 hrs, Apr 14 - Feb 15
- 4H - 8B (used up a full 8B) Graphite
- mechanical pencils
- Blending stumps, Q-Tips
Size: A4 (8 1/2" x 11") 100 lb paper

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Pako's F-15E Strike Eagle Commission by Sketchh22
Pako's F-15E Strike Eagle Commission
Finally finished! This commission is roughly 2 years in the making, with the project itself being started in April. The aircraft are from the 492nd Fighter Squadron, with Pako's personal jet (91-0301) being shown in the foreground. Per his request I also added extra ordinance on both jets to reflect the kind he used while flying in OEF. While this project was ultimately more time consuming and far more difficult than I originally thought, it was a great learning experience and of course getting paid the most I've ever received for a drawing wasn't bad too! Thanks Pako, enjoy!

Time: Almost 100 hours, April-Nov 2014
- 4H - 6B Graphite
- 0.5mm Mechanical Pencils
- Blending Stumps
- Q-Tips
Size: 17.5" x 20" Smooth Heavyweight paper
F-15E for 'Pako' Commission WIP by Sketchh22
F-15E for 'Pako' Commission WIP
Here is a drawing I've been steadily working on since May. Its a commission for the other F-15E crew member I met at Aviation Nation (callsign Pako) who enjoyed my work. Almost 2 years to the day and its finally nearly finished. Since this photo was taken I've completed the large jet and am putting the final touches on the one banking away. I will post the stats on the finished photo. Unfortunately the iPhone camera will have to do since I don't plan on getting it scanned due to time and money constraints, unless I get requests for copies.

I haven't written a journal in awhile due to being extremely busy, which has also hampered my artwork as well. But, this spring I am committed to finishing more drawings as well as to continually improve as I go along. The F-15E was a tremendous undertaking that I finished with flying colors, and I must say it is without a doubt my best drawing to date. Now that its out of the way, I've already started another one with 2 more in the works. My goal is to finish at least 2 per month and 5 total by May. Life is getting extremely busy with school, ROTC, and transferring, but art is definitely a key part of my life and is something I plan to continue doing for as long as I can.

Also, please feel free to comment/fav and since I'm looking for ideas on subject matter if you have any suggestions leave me a message.

Thanks for reading!
  • Listening to: Sherwood - Middle of the Night
  • Watching: Person of Interest
  • Playing: Halo 3

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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: Cody!
Much appreciated  :)
Orphydian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...Ive resent the request but  you didnt accpted them
Pocketuti Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
RNDave Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :thanks:.
Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist



I would love to feature some of your work in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

I sent the requests. You have to confirm them.

You are also warmly invited to join.

PS: this profile is also yours?

Sketchh22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, sorry for the late response yes of course you can feature my work. I also requested to join but I think you need to re submit your requests because I don't see any from you.

And yeah that was my previous account (which I no longer have access to).
Orphydian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
done! I wish you can finish all of them
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my in-flight F-4E pics!
Statham75 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding Sarah Connor to your faves!
Statham75 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding us army soldier to your faves! Sorry to get back to you so long after the fact, but ive not been on DA in a year or so... Your planes are freaking fantastic! 😀👍
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