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F-22A 'RAPTOR'

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Here it is, in all it's glory. The mighty F-22 drawn for "Fangs" and his gang at the 433rd Weapons Squadron at Nellis.

*Removed long rant*

Here are the stats:
18" x 23" heavyweight paper

60+ hours of work over one and a half months

2H - 9B (basically every shade in between)

Used up an ENTIRE 6B, 2B and 8B pencil on this alone

I hope you all enjoy this, because I'm taking a big break from drawing after this. I felt like I Just ran a fuckin marathon...

*11-14-10 Because of this drawing I got to sit in an actual F-22 Raptor at Nellis.
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ProjectACES11's avatar
Not a big fan of the Raptor, but this is awesome! Rock on, man!
Fenics-Fire's avatar
Looks great. Nice job man. Definitly this fighter is one of the most beatiful of all times.
LightningF22's avatar
Fantastic Job. I like black color because as I call it the "Stealth Mode". Finish actually has the look/feel like the RAM they butter the surface with. Am in process of creating F22 in MAYA 3D. Have a flash file (on my DevArt page I created of F22 Raptor cockpit that has some of the buttons activated. Ignore the audio (its a Cessna voice-over) used as a placeholder till I can get new recording.
matkaminski's avatar
VERY Impressive!

The depth of this alone makes me keep staring at it!

Oh, and congratz to the sit-in! :D
No-2B's avatar
I <3 the Raptor! Awesomely done!
gintmfgb's avatar
Nice drawing, great detail !
Lupinator's avatar
Awesome work man.
Meltin's avatar
I downloaded it,to get a better look. It's flawless. Nice work!;p
Airforce1985's avatar
Sure looks like it can kick the hell out of any russian piece of shit! It is truly an amazing plane! I saw a movie clip of a Rator flying circles around an F-16.
S7alker117's avatar
Now this is just...

How can you make these? You are be really talented.
I would bet it also needs a lot of pacience.
Nanopod's avatar
O my god, that's epic
Airforce1985's avatar
WATCH OUTT MUZZIES, WE'RE COMING TO KICK YOUR ASS!!!
Raptorguy's avatar
Not as long as Obama's president we're not.
Airforce1985's avatar
I HATE OBAMA BIN LADEN AND ALL THOSE DAMN DEMOCRATS!!! WE SHOULD HAVE NNUKED THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST DECADES AGO!!!
BenMMiller's avatar
Outstanding job. I can't say I've ever seen such a photorealistic piece. I was actually hesitant to check it out because I thought it was just a picture put in greyscale, haha.

Can't argue with the choice in aircraft, either. Complete air dominance!
Laggtastic's avatar
Ohhh yeaa raptor, my fav fightplane!!!:)

very good result, however u made a hard time through while working on it:(

but hey u fixed it amazingly!
dominus-nox89's avatar
this is your best and coolest looking raptor.
looks like a special effort went into it, the smooth tones and dark areas are really great.

thanks for your advice on my f-16 by the way, i was quite inspired by your work so i left out the shadow and background.
Raptorguy's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad my work was an inspiration. I definitely see a lot of potential with your art so keep at it
donescu's avatar
It looks amazing. I like these dark smooth tones, it's not easy to build on smooth paper. Would be stunning with some clouds on the background. What you think?
Check please my last in progress drawing [link]
jjcaster's avatar
check mi raptor, is a png
[link]

maybe this will like you guys, sorry for mi bad english
MaximumDistance's avatar
Incredibly awesome.
I was just thinking, what's the difference between the F14 Raptor and F-22A Raptor? they look very much alike. BUT this is only what Google pictures thinks, I figured you're maybe better at it? 'Cause I've drawn a F14 Raptor and I was searching for pictures and F-22 came up as results sometimes too.
Raptorguy's avatar
The difference is there is no such thing as an "F-14 Raptor", while there IS a such thing as an F-22 Raptor.

Try searching "F-14 Tomcat"
MaximumDistance's avatar
Thanks!
It's been driving me crazy, I wanted to make the conclusion that F14 is a load of bull.
Thanks for helping out, man.
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