Shepherds - a tribute to two WW2 veterans

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  1. Skyraider3D

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    Here is my latest artwork, titled "Shepherds".

    After my first Mustang image done for veteran pilots, I got many requests for follow-up work for other veterans and their families. This is the latest, made last December as a Christmas gift for two veteran Mustang pilots of the 369th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, USAAF. The piece was commissioned by the son of one of the pilots.

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    The image shows the P-51 Mustangs that the veterans flew during World War II. Here they provide protective escort to a formation of B-17 bombers of the 418th Bomber Squadron of the famous "Bloody 100th" Bomber Group, who are retuning to England after a long mission.

    Below two sideview illustrations of the same aircraft. "Wild Will" is a P-51D flown by Lt. Col. James W. Parsons. "Michigan Mauler" is a P-51K flown by Lt. Warner C. Jennings.

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    After my previous Mustang image, Daddy's Girl, I got many requests for prints. I am happy to announce that prints of all my Mustang artwork is now available through www.digitalaviationart.com. DigitalAviationArt.com is a fairly new website that aims to put the digital aviation artist in the spotlight. Expect it to grow in the near future.

    I have half a dozen more Mustang commissions in the works too :)
    In the meantime I'll be finishing my Corsair and will start a P-47D "Razorback" Thunderbolt as well! My main short-term goal is to reach as many veteran pilots as I can, as they are the ones who appreciate this kind of artwork most. It's a real joy working for them and researching their combat histories is quite addictive too!
     
  2. Erich

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    whoa ! beautiful work Ronnie ! say what vets of the 359th fg have you done commissions for if I may ask ?

    have you thought about a single profile such as you posted with the vets signature underneath ?

    Erich
     
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    Great work Ronnie, I have your first Mustang one (Hubert) saved down, it is one of my favourite digital artworks. Great stuff!
     
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    Congratulation,excellent work !!!!
     
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    That is a good piece.
     
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    Excellent work, and a very nice web site as well....
     
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    Superb stuff!
     
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    Glad you guys like it! Thanks for the comments! :D


    Erich, check your PM ;)
     
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    Great stuff! 8)
     
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    Little update...

    "Shepherds" Limited Edition is now signed by both veteran pilots:
    Shepherds Limited Edition

    Lt. Warner Jennings in the left picture and on the left in the right picture, with Lt. Col. James Parsons next to him:

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