this is a quicker painting I did a couple of days ago, looked at it again and thought I might upload it. I did a couple of helicopter studies last week (gonna put em on my blog later I think) and one of a UH-60 the day before this one, and then went and tried to do stuff from imagination to test how much I picked up from the studies and the strengthen my ability to do stuff without refs too. This is something I try to do from time to time, breaking things down, understanding them, to then be hopefully able to do shit from head. There's two separate components in that, media control and actual content, I'm kinda thinking about that a bit so I hope I'll be able to collect some coherent things to talk about in a livestream! Don't wanna just sit there and be all like "Uhm... now I'm uhh... doing this."
For the smoke I just made a new document, made a round lasso selection, airbrushed the edge a bit and then made a brush from that, some shape dynamics settings for random size and roundness and then just made the black smoke and then went over it with a lighter color with the brush.