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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fighting 31 Tomcatters

HERE IS A design that I very much like, being a big fan of aircraft, it is inspired by the VFA-31 or Strike Fighter Squadron 31 who are known as the Tomcatters, callsign “Felix”, a United States Navy strike fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Tomcatters are the second oldest Navy Fighter Attack squadron operating today:

ON A Side note, if it wasn't for my love of aircraft when I was younger I would have never got into making model kits and painting them. Which means I would possibly have never have taken up an interest in Warhammer 40,000, pin-up girls or painting. It's strange how life turns out sometimes.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mondays Child Pin-Up Girl

I'M CURRENTLY Working on a calendar for this year/next of classic pin-up girls. It's something I have done before and very much enjoyed, so I thought I would do it again this year. Here is one of the first possible images for the calendar, Monday's Child:

THIS PAINTING, As with the next six I have planned, is inspired by the poem about the days of the week and children. With this first one, 'Monday’s child is fair of face’, the origins in the Moon, Mon short for Moon and the first part of the word Monday, Moon with its, ‘pale face', therefore Monday's child is fair of face. See how that works. 

NEXT ONE On the list is Tuesday's child, which is an interesting one looking at the origins of the phrase....

'Tuesday's child is full of grace...'

IT DOESN'T Mean what you think it does, that's for sure - well it didn't to me until I did some research!

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Battlestar Galactica - Cylon Invasion!

ONE OF The many-many-many things I loved about the new TV series of Battlestar Galactica was the new Cylons, and the fact that the humans had nick-named them, 'toasters'. Anyway, inspired by the Cylon Raider Owners Manual design that I rocked out just a few short days ago I had a bonkers few hours bashing out a few more BSG designs:

By Your Command-Classic Cylon Centurion

Cylon Raider

Death by Toaster

Owners Manual-Colonial Viper MKII

Owners Manual-Cylon Centurion

AS YOU Can see it was a bit of a mad afternoon of art and design - Battlestar style! 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Friday, 16 January 2015

Buck Rodgers Starfighter

WELL, HERE Is a blast from my childhood many years past. The awesome Starfighter from the 80's TV show, Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century:

Owners Manual - Earth Directorate Starfighter

I HAD A very hard search about on the internet and through several books for the name of this fighter. However, the closest thing I could find to any kind of name was that it is sometimes called an, 'Earth Directorate Starfighter' - So that's what I've gone with. 

ON A Side note, if you are planning to catch-up on the old TV show of 80's Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century, give season two a miss, you'll thank me for it.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Anyone Own an Old Cylon Raider?

I'VE SEEN Designs like this about and couldn't help myself. I've got a ideas for a few more that I'll be pulling together of the coming weeks. However, for now, here is the first 'Owners Manual' for the classic Cylon Raider:

THE ABOVE Is an iPad cover, also this design is available on a t-shirt (see below) just thought it looked super-cool as a cover to a tablet device as it is meant to be an owners manual. 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015