This is a product of my reading habits this year, the sudden surge of interest in steampunk (it’s Steampunk Month on Tor.com if you’d like more information on that), living under a flightpath (for really small planes – it’s like living in a WWII movie) and a song that was the soundtrack to part of my college career (it’s bizarre and will start playing without warning: Moon Song).
A very quick piece in between 32 translations (and counting), work and picking my sister up from the station. Pen and ink with digital colour.
I love this! The composition. The use of color. Awesome!
Thank you, Melinda!
Oh, the look on her face. Sly, wry, gotta fly. Splendid.
Hehe – thanks :) I’d borrowed a book on Amelia Earhart and was trying to capture a bit of that look. But with, you know, dirigibles.
I love the colours on the cloud!
Thanks! I had some books on early aviation and art deco (separate books) out and was struck by the colours and the clouds in the old posters – I’m very much learning how to do clouds.
This definitely says “Amelia Earhart” to me– and I was hoping to see some of her this week. Really, really nice color and composition.
Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m glad it caught a bit of that (I wasn’t going for a portrait, but I love EA’s grin in photos).
Lovely composition, you might enjoy reading Beryl Markham’s “West with the Night”.
No, but I just had a look, and I want to! I’ve been reading a lot of Australian aviation history & memoirs.
Susan is right. You’d love that book.
In honour of your steampunk awesomeness, I’m gonna listen to some Led Zeppelin.
Who am I kidding, I was going to listen to it anyway. You’re just enabling my bogany ways :-)
Nice colours and I like her expression!
PS Due to that flash animation we saw back in college, every time I hear the word dirigible, I hear the words, “That’s lovely Mark. What could go better than helium and gerbils?” and “dirigiberbils!” etc.
Then, I start to sing, “We like the moooon!”
And subside into happy reminiscences of college randomness. So thank you!
I particularly like the pen and ink treatment for the bookplate.
(I haven’t worked out how to move comments which slip from the next entry).