03 October 2005

Illustration Friday

Theme: Float

Airships. A quick late night piece at 1:00 am using Pilot pigment pens and Copic markers.

I had a bigger version of this in mind but ultimately, I settled on something simple.

Illustration Friday


rubio2d said...

Very beautiful and floating sense!
What a blue and cold illo, love all the documentation research to draw these beauties.
Great aerial perspective.
Nice work.

carla said...

Very nice for a "quick" late-night illustration! I love the airships, the colors, the vertical space..it works well!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Hi Rubio, Carla, Thanks for your kind comments. I have a volume titled 'A History of Flight' on my shelves. I pulled it out to see how a gondola would look like and the various kinds of covered one.

I feel somewhat guilty as this piece feels unfinished. I think it would probably worked better as a vector-based drawing and a better finish. By keeping it 'long-ish' and thin with many airships, I think a lot more can be achieved. As it is, it is a quick one. I didn't have he energy that late night.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Grammar correction. 'covered ones'

Ellen said...

Great job illustrating the theme!!!

Alina Chau said...

Love your illustration!! COOL!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment! :)

rocket said...

Simple usage of colors, really cool. Love how the land curved.

Niko said...

very good job, cool

Ginger *:) said...

I LOVE IT when the sky is filled with wonderful flying things. Nice image.

bruno cĂ´rte said...

Thank you. Nice work, yours. Love the colors.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Ellen, thanks for your kind words. I do wish it had been more finished.

Alina, thanks. I visited your blog, you're fantastic. Seriously good.

Christine, I tried to give a curvature and greater detail, well, maybe, I will a followup one of these days. Something more ambitious. Thanks for your comments.

Niko, thank you.

Ginger, I appreciate your comments. I was thinking of flying men with umbrellas (guess which movie), geese, children with balloons and more. Not merely airships. Ultimately, I settled for a quick sketch.

Thanks Bruno. Just a simple one. I will do something more ambitious in future.