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The aviation art & photography of Ronnie Olsthoorn

Latest Works

Mosquito added to the in-progress section on 5 December 2013   'In-Progress section updated on 5 December 2013   Ki-27 Nate gallery added on 5 December 2013   Ki-44 Tojo gallery added on 5 December 2013   'TSR2 gallery added on 5 December 2013

Latest News

6 December 2013
Breaking News: Aviation Week reveals the RQ-180, a top-secret stealthy UAV. I had the privilege of creating the cover art for this week's edition, featuring the RQ-180, as well as second illustration. Good enough reason to update my website, for the first time in four years (time does fly!). Although in dire need of a major upgrade, I decided to update my poor old website once more in its current 20th-Century style format!

For those who don't know yet, my website here in front of you, as well as my web shop can be accessed with one handy link: www.AviationArt.Aero. It's probably the world's first .aero domain dedicated to aviation art.

On with the updates:
The famous De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk VI was added to the work-in-progress section, as was its nemesis the Junkers Ju 88. I had already done a Ju 88 T-1 reconnaissance aircraft back in 2004, but as I was commissioned both a Ju 88 A-4 bomber and Ju 88 C-6 nightfighter for use in a documentary production, I decided to completely rework it. Also added was the Polikarpov I-16 and the Vought F4U Corsair was updated as well.
The TSR2 was completed back in 2010 and features on the cover of "Damien Burke's fantastic book about this bomber and the completed images can be seen in Aircraft 9 gallery.
Also added to the Aircraft 9 gallery are the Nakajima Ki-44 'Tojo' and Ki-27 'Nate'. These models were created for Osprey Publishing's Aircraft of the Aces titles for these aircraft, written by Nicholas Millman. Nick, who did most of the research, keeps a fantastic blog on Japanese aircraft on www.aviationofjapan.com. These Osprey projects were the biggest projects I've done so far, each consisting of the cover art, scale drawings and almost three dozen profile illustrations of these aircraft.
And speaking of profile illustrations, I'm proud to announce that Ugo Crisponi's Aviation Graphic web store is now hosting prints of my profile art.
And speaking of prints, you can of course still buy prints, t-shirts, mouse pads, etc. through my own Zazzle web store at www.digitalaviationart.com/zazzle! So help me though this Christmas and buy lots of my prints please!

Past News...


cover art...
Luftwaffe Secret Wings    Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary    Luftwaffe Secret Bombers    Luftwaffe Secret Jets

Ki-61 AND kI-100 Aces    Ki-27 'Nate' Aces    Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2

Aviation Week 9 December 2013    Model Aircraft January 2012 cover art    Australia's Lost Fighter - The CA-15 and its Demise    TSR2 - Britain's Lost Bomber

Japanese Secret Projects    Triple Crown BT-9    The Alternate RAAF & RAN Fleet Air Arm    X-Planes of the Third Reich - Bv 141
NB. These publication cover images are copyrighted by their respective publishers.

other contributions...
Warbird Digest issue 74    Flying March 2015    Aviation History November 2006

German Air Projects 1935-1945 Fighters    German Air Projects 1935-1945 vol.3    German Air Projects 1935-1945 vol.2    German Air Projects 1935-1945 vol.1

3ds Max 2011 Bible    3ds Max 9 Bible    Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max Third edition   

Digital Art Masters volume 1    Elemental 2

The Alternate Luftwaffe Volume II    Jet Planes of the Third Reich vol.2    Challenging the Sound Barrier    Dragonfly
NB. These publication cover images are copyrighted by their respective publishers.

Web Awards

CG Choice Award for Daddy's Girl    CG Choice Award for Little Friends