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Low tide

My first picture done with the help the new cintiq tablet. This picture have even some personal value to me. It is inspired by some beatifull places in the south england, on coast of the Sussex.
I still have these images in my head and they helped me to make this picture.
Story is about old British flying boat, resting in some navy harbour. Now his best years are gone long time ago. It is the year 1937 and the machine is allready obsolete. It was build for the empire which is just at at the end of its existence. The picture is a little bit melancholic, but I hope somebody will like it.
Done in photoshop, the airplane proportion are based onthe simple 3d model. Then some painting in photoshop on intuos tablet. In about a half of the production I got the cintiq and the picture was finished on it. Apart of the seagulls, they are too delicate for cintiq.

Time about 20-25 hours on evenings after work.
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perilzof's avatar

Beautiful work. I love the composition as it pulls me into the image and creates all of these fascinating negative spaces where I can wander about and discover the beauty of the waterway. I live in the US, my family immigrated here in the early 50s...we are from Sussex and when I was an adult I was able to return several times. Thank you for helping me remember those visits. Oh, and of course, great treatment of the airplane.

That is just so cool. You do good work.

Another very atmospheric and evocative image, great work Rado.
This is wonderful. The atmosphere is so real I can almost smell it. Thank You for sharing it.
I am about to start building a 1/72 scale replica of this wonderful flying boat, which is a Blackburn Perth.
This amazing picture will provide just the inspiration I need to make sure I do this beautiful aircraft justice.

Expect-Delays's avatar
Very nicely done.
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bear48's avatar
very nice indeed 
cullyferg2010's avatar
Is this a Short Strannaer?  Give her a couple of years and she would be put back into service for the Empire once more.
hiki-art's avatar
This is so beautiful. I really love the colors and those many details. Great work!
dankw's avatar
You are so good - makes me want to cry  . ..
Small-Brown-Dog's avatar
Superb and so evocative
Are there any such flying boats like this anywhere in the world I wonder?
RadoJavor's avatar
there are some in Museums in UK
Bad-Rabbit-Design's avatar
Beautifully evocative, truly lovely.
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akiba165's avatar
Simply Amazing !
ClymberPaddler's avatar
great piece of forgotten history...
Tzoli's avatar
Is it a Blackburn R.B.3 Perth Flying Boat???
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Augos's avatar
you are amazing
hugegadjit's avatar
This is exceptionally good!
Emotional pic for an old fart like me
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