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HOW TO REQUEST ARTWORK AND COMMISSIONS


 

There are three different types of artwork that can be requested;

  • commissioned work,

  • customised artwork,

  • combination commissioned/customised artwork.

COMMISSIONED WORK (to see some examples, click here)

Commissioned work is any artwork that is created 'from scratch'. This includes portraits of people or animals, individual scenes of landscapes, buildings, machinery or abstract work. The artist will work on commission and will take direction from the person requesting the artwork. The work at right is of Brigadier John Caligari. For examples of other commissioned work, click here.

 

CUSTOMISED ARTWORK (to see some examples, click here)

With new technologies available, some artwork may be created from digitally stored templates. This usually applies to profiles of aircraft which can have adjustments made to them before the final product gets printed such as this Kiowa featured at left. For example, a person may request a picture of a Black Hawk helicopter but would like a particular aircraft and configuration. The person may request a Black Hawk typical of those sent to Pakistan during Operation Pakistan Assist to help with earthquake relief operations. These aircraft had Australian flags painted on the engine cowlings, boxing kangaroos on the pilots doors, ALQ-156 'Disco Ball' Infra Red jammer on the fuselage rooves and had specific 'tail numbers'. These items can be digitally added to the basic Black Hawk image to make it authentic to that operation.  (See the available works below, click here)

 

 

CUSTOMISED COMMISSIONED ARTWORK

A unique gift for someone special or for yourself. Usually a combination of an aircraft profile or profiles and a portrait. It may also include other items such as extracts from logbooks. This is especially poignant to commemorate a particular event like 'first solo' or '1000th flight hour' or something similar. An example is the picture below where a picture of a Kiowa is included with a portrait of MAJGEN Tony Fraser CSC and includes logbook extracts.

For more information on how the work at right was created, click here.

Below is a similar work for Warrant Officer Rod Cairns of 38 Squadron, RAAF. WOFF Cairns was a flight engineer on Caribou tactical transport aircraft and amassed an incredible 6000 flight hours on the type. This work was commissioned by his wife and includes his log book extract showing his 6000th flight hour; the crests of 38 and 35 Squadrons which operated the Caribou and with which he served, as well as a profile of a Caribou with tail number A4-195, the aircraft he flew his milestone sortie.

For more information on this work, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGT Holland, recipient of the 3rd Brigade's Junior Leader's Award. An A4-sized pencil portrait which is kept by the Brigade for posterity and high-quality Giclee prints presented to the recipient including appropriate embellishments such as corps badge and information on the individual as shown here.

This is also a great gift for graduates of ADFA/RMC/Kapooka/East Sale/Creswell/Oakey/Point Cook, etc. A nice memento for the individual or for mum and dad!

(Why not get mum and dad to get one for you for your graduation?)

 

This top image shows a pencil portrait drawn in graphite with a profile of a Black Hawk helicopter and a set of pilots wings.

The bottom image is a conte crayon image with a profile of a Chinook.

A unique and personal gift, perfect for mum and dad or perfect as a memento of your service and one that can be passed down from generation to generation.

Think about it; your grandkids have that on the wall and tell anyone who's interested in hearing how their grandfather or grandmother used to fly Black Hawks in the early part of the 21st Century!

 

 

 

 

 

The image shown below left is a version of TPR Parkinson of 2nd/14th LHR QMI a painting of an ASLAV crew member created in oil paint on canvas. A Giclee print has been printed and with the image of the painting is a profile of an ASLAV-25 as well as the insignia of 2nd/14th LHR. The great thing about Giclee prints is the ability to incorporate various images into one new and unique image.

Below is detail from the painting. This type of portrait painting is more in depth than the pencil portraits shown above. For more images of this painting, click here. 

 

Some custom-designed profile images showing armoured vehicles with corps or unit badges super-imposed.

Comments are invited.

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMISED PICTURES OF MACHINES OF WAR - done to order

BELL UH-1H IROQUOIS Utility Helicopter

  • 9 Sqn RAAF Slick or Gunship (ca 1986) with door open or closed and squadron markings and any tail number requested.
  • 35 Sqn RAAF Slick or Gunship (ca 1986) with door open or closed and squadron markings and any tail number requested.
  • C Sqn 5 Avn Regt Slick or Gunship (ca 1996) with door open or closed and squadron markings and any tail number requested.
  • 171 Sqn Slick or Gunship (ca 2005) with door open or closed and squadron markings and any tail number requested.

 

SIKORSKY S-70A-9 Black Hawk Tactical Lift Helicopter  

  • 9 Sqn RAAF (ca 1986) with or without MAG-58 and open gunners window and any tail number requested.
  • A or B Sqn 5 Avn Regt (ca 1996) with or without MAG-58 and open/closed gunners window and any tail number requested.
  • A or B Sqn 5 Avn Regt (ca 1999-2003 Operation Stabilise/Tanager/Citadel ) with or without MAG-58 and open/closed gunners window, UN markings on door and any tail number requested and with/without 5 Avn Regt tail flash and aircraft name.
  • B Sqn 5 Avn Regt (ca 2005 Operation Pakistan Assist) with open/closed gunners window and any tail number requested, 5 Avn Regt tail flash and aircraft name, Australian flag on engine cowl, boxing kangaroo on pilot's door and ALQ-156 'disco ball' on roof.
  • Badges available on request (Corps badges, wings, brevets, etc)

 

 

 

 

BOEING CH-47D Chinook Medium Lift Helicopter

  • C Sqn aircraft with or without 5 Avn Regt tail flash and customised tail numbers and with/without MAG-58s in gunners window and on ramp.
  • (Pre printed prints available as shown at right with Regiment and Squadron crests and text below. See Chinook page for details).

 

VICTA CT-4 Air Trainer  

  • 1 FTS aircraft in 'Fanta can' paint scheme (ca 1985-1994) with any RAAF serial/tail number or VH registration requested.
  • BAFTA aircraft in white/racing stripes paint scheme (ca 1999-2004) with any VH Registration requested.

 

 

 

 

 

BELL 206B-1 KIOWA Light Observation Kiowa

  • 161 Recce Sqn aircraft with or without 'Possum' tail flash and any tail number requested.
  • 162 Recce Sqn aircraft with or without 'Marlin' tail flash and any tail number requested.
  • SAA aircraft with any tail number requested with tail number included on door.

 

EUROCOPTER EC-665 Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter

  • 161 or 162 Recce Sqn aircraft.
  • Pre printed prints available as shown below:

 

AEROSPATIALE AS-350B Squirrel Helicopter

  • Australian Defence Force Helicopter School aircraft (Army or Air Force)
  • Civilian Registered ex-ADF aircraft.

 

ASLAV -25

  • Individual cars with unit and squadron markings. (Person ordering to supply images. Extra costs apply).

 

   

O1 Bird Dog

 

L5 Pack Howitzer
 

Centurion Tank

 



 

M1A1 Abrams Tank

(Coming Soon)


Bushmaster PMV

(Coming Soon)

 

M113 APC (Long Tan vers and 1990s vers)

(Coming soon)

 

Leopard Tank

(Coming Soon)

Sioux Helicopter

 

 

MRH-90 Helicopter

(Coming Soon) 

 

M2A2 Howitzer

(Coming soon) 

         

 

       

 


HomeAviation ServicesWar ArtistGalleryCommissionsInteresting StuffAbout/Contact

Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.

 

 


HomeAviation ServicesWar ArtistGalleryCommissionsInteresting StuffAbout/Contact

Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.