by Richard Taylor
With rotors thumping in the dense humid air, Bell ‘Huey’ UH-1Ds race to insert sky troopers of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment during a rapid deployment at the height of the war in Vietnam.
The war in Vietnam saw a battleground that ushered in several forms of revolutionary warfare. One of these was the rapid deployment of elite cavalry units using helicopters in place of their four-footed charges of old, as dramatically captured in Richard’s powerful piece Sky Troopers. Applying his compelling technique with a pencil to maximum effect, Richard depicts an aerial armada of iconic Bell ‘Huey’ UH-1Ds on their way to insert troopers of the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, operating as part of the US Army First Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). Travelling light but fighting hard the troopers know from experience that the forthcoming encounter may prove to be brutal.
Widely regarded as one of the foremost pencil artists in the aviation art industry, Richard has created this inspiring drawing to add to his growing repertoire. Already internationally renowned for his stunning depictions of WW1 and WW2 scenes, he has excelled with this stunning piece, unbelievably his first-ever composition of Hueys in Vietnam.
Completed in Richards ‘trademark’ style of graphite, wash and coloured highlights on toned buff paper, this atmospheric piece serves as a lasting tribute to all those who fought in Vietnam.
The Limited Edition & Artist Proofs
Every print is issued personally signed by artist Richard Taylor and hand numbered.
Regarded as one of the most gifted exponents of pencil work in the industry, Richard Taylor will hand-craft an original drawing in the lower margin of each print. If you have any particular request, such as specific aircraft markings, please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
The Double Remarques
Restricted to only TEN copies worldwide, each print in this edition is further enhanced with a unique, individually created double-size pencil drawing, once again finished in the graphite and paint combination that has gained Richard such high international acclaim.
- 18 x 14.75 inches
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