52-week Illustration Challenge: Week 37 – Balloon


Far too tired after work to tackle Photoshop last night so spent an evening scribbling pictures of airships for the 52-week illustration challenge’s ‘balloon’ theme. This image was created using my favoured media, fineliners, and pencil on some really old, yellowing lined paper which gives it a nice effect, almost like the fuzzy effect of black and white photos. Airships have fascinated me for a good few years now, I find it amazing how hydrogen alone was able to drag the metal skeleton of these juggernauts up into the air and yet their huge bulk could be easily destroyed by a shift in the weather. I’m often sad that I was born far too late to see these beasts in the sky, romantic visions of a slower era and all that.

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