This is a quick (<1hr) scratchboard & digital illustration. I was going to do an illustration for Jack and the Beanstalk, even though it doesn’t have scissors in it, but reading Nancy Bird Walton’s autobiography (between her and Isabella Bird any hypothetical children I may have will be lucky not to have Bird as a middle name) and then watching Valkyrie this evening swung me in favour of early 20th century aviation, about which I would like to learn more and get hold of some model planes for reference.

Here are some progress shots:

Climbing in progress