Just finished “Blue Baby, ” a WWII airplane illustration
I’m fascinated by planes because they take me all the places I want to go.
On the other hand, I’m amazed that anything so heavy can soar through the sky, and I’m the first on the plane to grab a barf bag from the pocket in front of my seat at any sudden jiggle the plane makes.
This is my first plane illustration. I named it “Blue Baby” because WWII pilots liked to name their planes. I hope to do some research and illustrate more planes with those foxy names and amazing stories of heroism.
Recently, I saw a photo of President George Herbert Walker in an airplane during WWII when he was a pilot, and written on the side of his plane was “Barbara.”
I can’t help but love planes
My sister was a pilot. My husband flies in his dreams and drew bomber planes having fights in all of his grade-school books.
My brother, who was a paratrooper in Vietnam, loves military planes to the extent that he treks to air shows in California, Wisconsin, wherever, to ride these historical planes.
I’ve listed the plane art for sale on Etsy.com at my Swim Yellow Duck shop. It was a rather fun project. I started with a sketch my husband made me for a cake I was decorating for Veteran’s Day.
I scanned the sketch and turned it into a line drawing on my iPad in the Inkpad App. I love having my portable easel, the iPad, with me whenever imagination strikes.
If you like to color or doodle, I removed the color layers to make a color page so you can have some fun with your crayons and pens. Click to download the WWII airplane to color!