A behind the scenes look at yesterday's Real Nose Art recreation of 'Wolf Bait'. Starting with the original nose art the idea was to get a recreation as close as possible... all be it with some variances to the model. In the future I might try and get more exact recreations like my Petty Project.
After getting the model posed and in a 'somewhat similar' outfit to start with I pieced together Daisy into a final shot. There were several shots of the model used in different outfits that were used to make the final lacey lingerie that the original Nose Art had. From there, her image was taken and digitally altered to have a painted look with the 1940s 'lit from within' style of art that was popular with artists like George Petty and Vargas.
From there I hand drew the cartoon wolf using the original Nose Art as a reference. I couldn't find a modern matching font to the WOLF BAIT lettering, so I ended up also recreating the font by hand.
I searched through an archive of blank warbird panel/nose photos I have amassed over the years and found a shot of a B-25 nose that didn't have any nose art on it from an airshow. Since the original Nose Art was from a B-25, I figured this was fitting to use however I could have used any non-painted aircraft's skin.
Overlaying all the elements together on the photo of the B-25 skin, I used various techniques and blending modes to simulate paint on a metal surface and how it would adhere to panel lines and rivets. The final product was slightly aged to give it a better overall blend. The whole process took about two days of on and off again work from the model's shot to the final product.
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