How Gotter522 started their other art or illustration journey
Who are you known as?
121st Fighter Squadron
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Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon as part of the Washington, DC Air National Guard.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I'm a pilot in the 121st fighter squadron, part of the District of Columbia Air National Guard. My crew chief and I recently named our F-16 aircraft "Capital Punishment," and I'm looking to commission nose art. This design would get printed in the aircraft's maintenance forms, inked on t shirts and on my leather jacket, and (hopefully) get painted in the side of the aircraft itself!
I'm looking for something with a WWII nose art feel to it, as well as something that plays on our DC heritage. I'm uploading our heritage patches from WWII to get you started. Remember though, it's a modern Air Force, so it has to pass the politically correct test. That means no pinup girls, no matter how historically accurate that may be.
The designs below are my heritage logos from WWII. The "Gunner Baby" belonged to the 352nd fighter group, which became my parent unit the 113th Wing after the war. The "Observer Bee" was the design for the 121st Observation Squadron, which took part in the Italian and European theaters and became the 121st Fighter Squadron after the war.