• John Matthews

McDonnell F-101B Artwork: 16 days, and Counting.

16 days? What happens in 16 days?

It will take 16 days for my latest artwork to fully render...

This is a low resolution image of my latest illustration, which you recall seeing in my last post. It's going to take at least 16 days to render, but afterward I'll have it into a 20 x 30 inch border and ready to be published on the F-101 collection portion of my website. Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do to speed up the render time and maintain good image quality. So, patience...

In the mean time, after releasing this image on my Facebook page, it was seen by over 15,000 people, many of whom were quite interested in this piece. I was able to get acquainted with people who maintained Voodoos (affectionately known as "witch doctors" and "medicine men") as well as pilots, one of whom actually flew one of the '101s I featured in this very illustration. What a treat! I'm genuinely overwhelmed by all of the interest in my artwork and I appreciated every comment made by those who were kind enough to reach out to me.

In the mean time, I released a second 24 x 18 inch profile illustration of the '101B. This one features the Voodoo painted in the livery of the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, which was assigned to what was Lockbourne Air Force Base, located near Columbus, Ohio. 

I won't be taking a break. I plan on beginning the 3D modeling of a Boeing B-52 to begin some new artwork for everyone. Until next time, have a great weekend!



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