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Starstrutter by RadoJavor Starstrutter by RadoJavor
As promised, one interesting wwI plane. I paint it because I really like the unusual design. Its an austria-hungarian figter nicknamed Starstrutter or flying coffin:)
Second thing is that Im coming from the same city as the pilot of this plane. He was the best pilot from hungary in wwI. On the picture he is defending the port on adriatic against Italian bombers.

Technically, I had a 3d model done by my friend which was used for basic perspective. Rest is painting in photoshop with a big help from custrom brushes done by other frined. But generally I went to sligtly different and more dramatic style. So dont know if it was succesfull, you can tell me how you like it. Or dislike:)
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OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sweeet!!!this reminds of a pic I would I would have hanging on the wall when I was kid
TacoDuck Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Your paintings of WW1 airplanes really fascinate me :D keep up the good work!
deeminllama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
love the ship in the background...
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
i like the chaos he is leaving behind
Jesssica Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
kloubouk dolů :)) moc hezký!!
yankeedog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Great action. There seems to have been more than a few aircraft in aviation history that sported the name "Flying Coffin", the United States had a few.
Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Hello there,
Your stunning piece of work, has been featured in my latest News Article : Stunning Digital Painting You may find this one, here : [link] So hopefully, you'll have a look at it and enjoy and maybe even a little :+favlove: will be wonderful !
Thanks for your support, again congratz !

LudoArchive Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Well, color me surprised. It's one of the first times I ever saw art here directly inspired by WW1.

Really great pictures. +fav
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you.
LudoArchive Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
It's nothing. It's a really great picture :)
CaptainChambers Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
I would very much like to know more about this story, man and machine...

RadoJavor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
His name was josef kiss. austro -hungarian ace.
Scruffynumberone Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Blassther Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Lars-kun Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
You have an awsome way to make me feel like im there :D
Clearly-Not-A-Poet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
You can do some incredible things.
Taryd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
DigiDrew Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely incredibly brilliant. Wow, wow, wow!!!!
Den-drite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Love your use of light and shadow! :eyes: :heart:
seltaya Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Love it, has a slightly smoother feel than other period aircraft.
pisorg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
amazing... perfect no word to explain.. Fav..
jedediah667 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Great picture! It's among the first ten hits when you google starstrutter by the way...
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
thats really ineteresting. dont know how its possible.
JLWilliamson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Things like this are the reason you're on my DevWatch.
me9a7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing man.
hey i'm just curious if you're interested in painting super heroes like Iron Man. would you do it? i think it fits your style.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
this will be maybe too much for me. Just started with characters .
me9a7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, i think you'll do amazing stuff, especially with your style and technique :)
michelezubani Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Wannabe-DaVinci Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
As always, my response is: how did he manage another one? Its another amazing piece, and im really glad you chose this era, i did a drawing recently of the red baron which was going decently, but i didnt finish it... neways, wonderful piece, and the idea that someone would dislike nething that you do is completely preposterous!! great job!
kilderok Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Is there anything you -can't- do with digital media? Fantastic as always Rad. :clap:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Woah, impressive paintwork! That is an unusual plane indeed, especially as for gun placement 0.o

Are those torpedo nets, next to the ship?
lumiere0001 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cooooooool! It's more like a painting to me! great Job:-)
StarBomber109 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Utterly amazing. That is all I can think of, I note you gave it a more interesting gun design :P (or, was that there already? I don't remember)
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
everything is exact as on real machine
StarBomber109 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I just looked that up actually, and that makes it even more awesome. :D
ghoulify Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing...pretty unusual scene
ramzeus69 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
oh my fatherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

scificat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Quite wonderful! How could I possibly dislike it?

It is indeed a very interesting WWI design, especially the machine gun housing over the wing. Although I would have seconds thoughts about getting on a plane known as "The Flying Coffin" ^^; This work is worthy of any gallery dedicated to the history of WWI fighters.

Also, if your friend has a DA account, you should add his profile page in the credits for the piece. I would like to see the original 3D render he made.
FTO-Sete Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Impressionante !
shigurefangirl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh! There's a ship at the bottom! I love how it took me like 3 minutes to see that. This is awesome, as usual
hoskins78 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic artwork! I love the technique you used - the whole thing has a very retro look (and I dont just mean the plane lol) :D Wonderful detail in the ships below :clap: Amazing!!!
Medvezh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations. You have such a sense for details and atmosphere! I haven't found found better digital painter than you yet;)
eBooeBoo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
You are probably the most admirable artist I have ever come across on deviantart. Your attention to detail is absolutely astounding....I just can't get enough of it. All your works are brilliant--you never cease to amaze me with each update. I mean, every time I get an update from you, I have to tell myself, "This isn't just another picture. This is a piece of art that was created by RADOJAVOR." And I swear, I think I take about like, 30-45 minutes to just look at it all--all the details I mean, that are in every single one of your artworks. And every time I think that I found all of the details that were in each of your designs, I look at it again another day and I go, "Holy--! There are MORE details?!?" that I just simply didn't find before.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Suffice to say, you are an A-MAZING artist, and I am ever-so-grateful to have found you and your works =)
Prima-Donna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional
It's interesting. Definitely different from your usual work, but I can still see your style in it, so that's good. I like the angel/perspective, but I miss your usual attention to great detail. Still, the colours and contrasts are good, as always. ^_^

pirosith Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Kwel. It looks slightly futuristic.
truthiseek Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Really good. I love your drawing and coloring style.
Wallasaurus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
looking good rado - great dynamism!

nice to see ww1 in a pic, its not such a popular era for some reason.
MountainKing87 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Very nicely done. The action and movement of this piece really makes the plane pop out. Nice job!
insp88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very good picture! Dynamic composition, the different levels of focus, great detail and texures and a beautiful range of colors :D
lord-squiff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Excellent work my friend
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