It’s been quite a while since I posted anything and even longer since it was art-related. I was recently contacted by an Air Force Master Sergeant requesting the use of one of my drawings for the nose of a UH-1N Helicopter (a Huey to us civilian folks). I have gotten some interesting requests over the years requesting the use of my artwork on things like Christmas ornaments, t-shirts, even a Cub Scout flag, but this one really has to be the topper.
The image in question is a bust of a pronghorn antelope and is one of the few drawings of a pronghorn and one of the few color drawings I have done. Here is the original image.
Well, the nose art is completed and the Major Sergeant sent me the files after just a couple of weeks. They flipped the drawing and added a green tint so that it blends into the paint scheme of the helicopter. I think it turned out great and I couldn’t be more thrilled. What a wonderful Christmas present and a reminder of just how much I love seeing artwork put to unique uses!