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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 This was during the late 1980s and Eagles are now long gone having been replaced by the F-117 (which are now retired).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

©2014 Cody Johnston. All Rights Reserved.
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.
Still-Life Wash 4 by Sketchh22
Still-Life Wash 4
Another wash still life drawing done for a college art class in Spring 2012.

Size: A4
Tools: Charcoal, water and brush
Time: About 2 hrs

Paper was wrinkled from the water which caused the scan to come out poor.
Still-Life Wash 3 by Sketchh22
Still-Life Wash 3
Another wash still life drawing done for a college art class in Spring 2012.

Size: A4 (only the top half)
Tools: Charcoal, water and brush
Time: About 3 hrs

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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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! 😀👍
pesterhugo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav of Freedom! ;)
Freedom by pesterhugo
Illusir Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Happy Birthday!
Willie51 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! 
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the recent favs of my acft pics!
mightystag Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs!
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88kwk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
thanks for the fave mate
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my 311th TFTS jet pics!
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