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Michael D Self Aviation Art

Michael D Self Aviation Art Pencil work of aviation art As a kid I always used to draw, there wasn’t much else to do in the 70’s and 80’s. He has encouraged me to try harder things to draw.

In 1986 I left school and went to college and trained as a sign writer and although I got my City & Guilds the traditional way of sign writing was basically obsolete, that’s where any form of art stopped. In 2010 my father became ill, I picked up a pencil to pass the hours away, I found it was the only thing I could concentrate on. My father passed away in early 2011 and again I basically stopped,

In 1986 I left school and went to college and trained as a sign writer and although I got my City & Guilds the traditional way of sign writing was basically obsolete, that’s where any form of art stopped. In 2010 my father became ill, I picked up a pencil to pass the hours away, I found it was the only thing I could concentrate on. My father passed away in early 2011 and again I basically stopped,

Operating as usual

08/09/2022

RIP our queen you have served us well

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)
24/08/2022

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)
11/08/2022

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)
03/08/2022

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)
31/07/2022

Re-photographed as the old one was terrible (taken from a photo by John dibbs, consent was given to me)

Version 2, I Basically darkened everything and photographed it better … McDonnell Douglas phantom FGR-2 ,23 squadron ,RA...
28/07/2022

Version 2, I Basically darkened everything and photographed it better … McDonnell Douglas phantom FGR-2 ,23 squadron ,RAF Leeming, 1993

Version 2 … Panavia tornado GR-1 ,No 617 squadron, RAF Lossiemouth,UK 1992
22/07/2022

Version 2 … Panavia tornado GR-1 ,No 617 squadron, RAF Lossiemouth,UK 1992

Sorry I’ve not posted in awhile, I’ve been making a few kits for future drawings ,this is one of those kits   North Amer...
04/07/2022

Sorry I’ve not posted in awhile, I’ve been making a few kits for future drawings ,this is one of those kits
North American B-25D Mitchelll , 345 bomb group , USAAF, Nadzab, Papua New Guinea, June 1944 - hope you like it more to come !

Panavia tornado GR-1, No.617 squadron , AJ-M, RAF Lossiemouth,UK , 1992
28/02/2022

Panavia tornado GR-1, No.617 squadron , AJ-M, RAF Lossiemouth,UK , 1992

Seems a lot longer than 2 years,mind you the world did shut down
19/02/2022

Seems a lot longer than 2 years,mind you the world did shut down

“Gunslingers 401” ,F/A-18E super hornet NuBo 166651 ,strike fighter squadron VFA-105 , USS Harry S Truman - 2010
16/02/2022

“Gunslingers 401” ,F/A-18E super hornet NuBo 166651 ,strike fighter squadron VFA-105 , USS Harry S Truman - 2010

Finished this one … mcDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR-2 ,23 squadron RAF , RAF Leeming UK 1993 …. Prints will be available i...
06/12/2021

Finished this one … mcDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR-2 ,23 squadron RAF , RAF Leeming UK 1993 …. Prints will be available in the near future

So over the past couple of weeks I’ve been building this hasegawa 1/48 phantom FGR-2 and this is the drawing so far … ho...
16/11/2021

So over the past couple of weeks I’ve been building this hasegawa 1/48 phantom FGR-2 and this is the drawing so far … hope you like it

SOLD
26/10/2021

SOLD

SOLD
26/10/2021

SOLD

I’ve experimenting with black paper again and came up with this , hope you like it
25/10/2021

I’ve experimenting with black paper again and came up with this , hope you like it

16/10/2021

Call this one done

And now for something completely different
12/10/2021

And now for something completely different

Prints will be available soon - please message me if interested
03/10/2021

Prints will be available soon - please message me if interested

Call this one done

Call this one done
03/10/2021

Call this one done

Something I started this week ,thought I’d share it with you all …Actually I’ve almost finished it ,I’ll post when it’s ...
30/09/2021

Something I started this week ,thought I’d share it with you all …Actually I’ve almost finished it ,I’ll post when it’s all done,in next couple of days ..hope you like it

So this last weekend I was at duxford Battle of Britain show and I managed to finally meet one of the top artists in Bri...
21/09/2021

So this last weekend I was at duxford Battle of Britain show and I managed to finally meet one of the top artists in Britain ,if not the world ,Mr Simon atack ,hand on heart he’s one of nicest person I’ve ever met in my entire life

16/09/2021

Now available to buy as A2 and A3 prints “the shark” ,if anyone is interested in purchasing please feel free to private message me

Thought I’d try something new, never used black paper before or the Derwent inktense colour pencils that I brought some ...
16/09/2021

Thought I’d try something new, never used black paper before or the Derwent inktense colour pencils that I brought some 10 years back, I also used some chalk ….I’ve had this image in my head for about 4 years and I’m going to call it “dodging the fists of Thor” 😊….hope you all like it

I’ll call this one finished ..EE lightning F6  No.11 squadron , RAF binbrook UK 1986
28/08/2021

I’ll call this one finished ..EE lightning F6 No.11 squadron , RAF binbrook UK 1986

Progress
21/08/2021

Progress

Starting of a new drawing F6 lightning No.11 group
17/08/2021

Starting of a new drawing F6 lightning No.11 group

Recently finished this tornado GR4 , No.617 squadron Lossiemouth,Scotland , 2008…. I left the tail ID off as wanted it t...
28/07/2021

Recently finished this tornado GR4 , No.617 squadron Lossiemouth,Scotland , 2008…. I left the tail ID off as wanted it to be about the squadron and the plane and not an individual aircraft/s …. Hope you like it

Now available to buy as A2 and A3 prints “the shark” ,if anyone is interested in purchasing please feel free to private ...
14/07/2021

Now available to buy as A2 and A3 prints “the shark” ,if anyone is interested in purchasing please feel free to private message me

Start of a new drawing ,tornado GR4
02/07/2021

Start of a new drawing ,tornado GR4

The last drawing of 2020, I used one of my own photos that I had taken at duxford some years before, I did struggle with...
06/05/2021

The last drawing of 2020, I used one of my own photos that I had taken at duxford some years before, I did struggle with the heat distortion but pleased with the end result....completed 20th October 2020....next drawing will be a tornado GR4

And the last picture I had drawn from mr John dibbs photos, it was patience tester but I think it was worth the effort,t...
12/04/2021

And the last picture I had drawn from mr John dibbs photos, it was patience tester but I think it was worth the effort,this drawing again with be hanging in the national veterans memorial/museum in Missouri USA ..again no prints will be made of this picture...finished March 2020

Another one of mr John dibbs fantastic photos that he allowed me to draw under the conditions that I would never makes p...
02/04/2021

Another one of mr John dibbs fantastic photos that he allowed me to draw under the conditions that I would never makes prints of it...17 Squadron RAF coningsby...finished in feb 2020

Another drawing from a photo by Mr John Dibbs , F-16’s of the 147th attack wing of the Texas air national guard USA, alt...
21/03/2021

Another drawing from a photo by Mr John Dibbs , F-16’s of the 147th attack wing of the Texas air national guard USA, although no prints will never be made of this it will be on display in the national veterans memorial/museum in Missouri USA in the near future ...completed January 2020😊

Finished this today...maj. George preddy jr , 487th FS, 352nd GF, 8th AF, Bodney , United Kingdom ,June 1944
15/03/2021

Finished this today...maj. George preddy jr , 487th FS, 352nd GF, 8th AF, Bodney , United Kingdom ,June 1944

Back in 2019 I came across a particular photographer by the name John Dibbs, I was absolutely blown away by his photos, ...
11/03/2021

Back in 2019 I came across a particular photographer by the name John Dibbs, I was absolutely blown away by his photos, so I thought I’d contact him and ask if I could draw some of his photos with the promise I would NOT make prints of it and it was for my own personal use ,he said it was ok and this is the result ...completed in December 2019....this picture will be hanging in the national Veterans memorial/museum in Missouri USA with a few others that I’ll post at a later date

06/03/2021
I did this drawing back in November of 2019 from a photo I had taken at duxford flying legends some years prior
06/03/2021

I did this drawing back in November of 2019 from a photo I had taken at duxford flying legends some years prior

I sometimes draw other things (June 2019)
26/02/2021

I sometimes draw other things (June 2019)

Finished....English electric lightning F6, No. 11 squadron,royal Air Force , binbrook, UK, 1986 😊
12/02/2021

Finished....English electric lightning F6, No. 11 squadron,royal Air Force , binbrook, UK, 1986 😊

Almost done
09/02/2021

Almost done

Progress on the new drawing
05/02/2021

Progress on the new drawing

Some weeks ago I was posting pictures of a model kit I was making of a English electric lightning F6, I finished the mod...
30/01/2021

Some weeks ago I was posting pictures of a model kit I was making of a English electric lightning F6, I finished the model and this is the picture I’ve used it for ...I wasn’t just making a kit for the sake of it ,I’m happy with it, should take a couple of weeks to finish, I’ll post pictures of the progress

Another drawing I did from a picture I had taken at duxford flying legends...hawker hurricane, I finished this one back ...
24/01/2021

Another drawing I did from a picture I had taken at duxford flying legends...hawker hurricane, I finished this one back in may of 2019

P-38 lightning ,originally drawn back in December of 2015 from a photo i had taken at duxford flying legends ,I tinkered...
16/01/2021

P-38 lightning ,originally drawn back in December of 2015 from a photo i had taken at duxford flying legends ,I tinkered around with it in 2019 and this is the finish drawing (not one of my favourite drawings)

Drawing I did back in March 2019 for my brother ...now the model of the lightning f6 has been finished I’ll be doing ano...
04/01/2021

Drawing I did back in March 2019 for my brother ...now the model of the lightning f6 has been finished I’ll be doing another one of this fantastic aircraft

31/12/2020

I’d like to wish everyone in my little page a happy new year and all the best for 2021

Started this drawing in 2016 and finished it in 2019 ...drawn from a picture I had taken at duxford,flying legends ...P-...
18/12/2020

Started this drawing in 2016 and finished it in 2019 ...drawn from a picture I had taken at duxford,flying legends ...P-51 mustang

Drawing I made using a 1/48 air fix model back in 2016 ,I’ve never given it a name so any suggestions
10/12/2020

Drawing I made using a 1/48 air fix model back in 2016 ,I’ve never given it a name so any suggestions

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