This is the time of year for Airshows and for illustrations taking flight.
A couple of weeks ago, it was Atlantic City. The New York Airshow wrapped up yesterday. My blog post today is dedicated to the art of taking to the air.
Natural Illustrations Taking Flight
Here is a drawing I created for a children’s book. I gave ‘Mr. Fly’ the kind of mischievous expression I thought appropriate for this tiny creature!
Moving on to a less aggressive winged sort, here is a sensitive portrait of the head of a bird:
More ferocious is this bird of prey…
Mechanical Illustrations Taking Flight
One of a series I created for American Airlines. This image was complicated, as you can see! I had to create a city for this bird to fly over.
Fanciful Illustrations Taking Flight
Finally, a flying fantasy for the phone company. The original drawing was in b&w, for use as a full-page newspaper ad. I gave it some color. Note the 80’s era telephone— we’ve come a long way!