Last week we took a trip to Seattle for spring break and visited the Museum of Flight. I am a nut for airplanes, especially from WWII, so you can imagine how excited I was to go. I took tons of photo, including a lot of up close detail shots and interesting angles. This should be great source material for an illustration project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
I haven’t settled on a specific style yet, but I’m going to create a series of airplane illustrations. The focus will be on vintage aircraft. I love all the details, rivets, exposed engines, landing gear, basically all the mechanical parts that make up these flying pieces of art. These first two test sketches are of WWII fighter planes from the excellent exhibit at the Museum. They were done with colored pencil on Strathmore sketch paper.
I’ll be testing out a few different styles so keep checking back to see my progress.