Friday, September 16, 2011

82nd Airborne Girl

My latest completed commission is for a rather awesome group of folks: The 82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company reenactment group, and their website at This project was a particularly awesome challenge, as not only was I going for a classic pin-up look (Even dated the result as '42, for kicks) but the uniform details needed to be as spot-on as I could manage them, as well. In the end, I'm very pleased with the result. Sassy and classy - I think we achieved both ;)

For fun, here's the initial rough sketch as well.

More art soon,


Tori said...

Yay! I really like this!

Half Dead said...

I am a former 82nd paratrooper and love this work of art. Robert Brown (SGT)82ns Sig BN.

Half Dead said...

Mel please continue the tradition of Nose Art. You rock at it.

Darrell Andersen said...

Mel- I'm a big fan of the nose art/pinup style graphics and also served in the 508th in the 80s. This "speaks to me" on many levels. Very cool and I hope to see more.leyo