Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wing Walkers

My cartoon airplane drawing hero Jean Barbaud is putting together a new book about sharkmouth airplanes. I was so honored that he asked me to contribute a sketch, my enthusiasm soon brought it to a full finish.

Thanks for the opportunity Jean!


I find airplanes particularly difficult to draw. I'm always amazed by the ease Jean draws them with, and especially his ability to caricature them. If you've never seen his stuff definitely check out his blog.

39 comments:

de aap said...

Man, that is one a beautful drawing. I love the tense faces of the girl and the whole feeling of movement. I never thought you'd find airplanes difficult to draw, you did a pretty good job in that one Rex Steele story!

Nicolas Martinez said...

The perspective on the plane and the girls are just awesome.

Michael Dooney said...

great job Bill. I love the brushy inks on the girls. what do you use for inking these days by the way? sure looks like brush to me.
I had only just discovered Jean's art recently, man, he puts so much life into his machines, lots to learn there.

Bobby Chiu said...

Dannng! that's awesome Bill!

bpresing said...

Thanks de aap,
I'm happy with the planes I draw in general, it's just a bit more of a struggle than say, girls.

Mike,
I ink with a Pentel pocket brush pen which is basically a real brush with an ink cartridge on it. It's great, no dipping required.

Gad said...

so cool

Justin Rodrigues said...

Wow this is great! And thanks for turning me on to Jean. You're right his planes are amazing I love that WWII stuff.

Munchanka said...

Dude, this is easily my favorite Presing drawing so far. Sooo good!

Calvin Tsang said...

Awesome drawing!

Kei Acedera said...

This is SOOOO good Bill!! I just LOVE it.

Lucas Ferreyra said...

EXELENTE! LOVE THE EXPRESIONS!

Matthew Luxich said...

Hey Bill Pressing,

All your work is fantastic.. i recently got your bookplate betties in the mail and loved it.. i have a question and if you don't mind answering i ould love to know.. where did you get these books printed.. i am an artist also and would love to do something like this....

bpresing said...

Thanks Matthew,
The printer I used is called Global PSD.

www.globalpsd.com

Ralph said...

Wow, your stuff looks great!!! I recently got a hold of your Belle Du Jour book and the work is fantastic!!! If you wouldn't mind, I would love to hear some honest criticisms from you on my blog. Tell me what you think, I'd love to hear what you would have to say about the good and the bad.

Frosty said...

This is quite amazing! Very nice style! I love it!

l e d o said...

Love, the perpective and the action on this.

elephantmarchblog said...

Vehicles in general scare me. Good on ya

Dave said...

Ah! It's awesome, Bill!

Joey Lee said...

Jesus rollerskating christ, this is one of the coolest drawings i've ever seen. I must get a poster sized print of this. Please make this a possibility.

GeeBee said...

Houlala, it's about time for me to check in and add a big MERCI to you , Captain Bill !
Thanks also for the sweet words and Joey Lee is right, about the poster :)

Reynes said...

Great piece ! I'm voting for a poster version too ;)
And it's true that Jean is an incredible airplane drawer.

Tibo3D said...

OW BOY!I like it!
Sometime is great to be a pilot!

Brian said...

He draws airplanes like you draw girls, which is to say, very well indeed.

Alina Chau said...

That's AWESOME!!

rad sechrist said...

Wow, that's an amazing drawing!

R Blizzard said...

Nice work Bill as always, and congratulation on getting married. Best wishes to you and your wife.

{RoB}

Jeremy Cardarelli said...

I love your stuff, I think it's really excellent the colors the style everything!!

XAV said...

the pilot must be veeeeery happy.

Thomas F. Dougherty said...

Not the best way to hitch a ride.

Trent Correy said...

Sweet blog dude, it's my first time here and I'll definately be back fro some inspiration

isabela said...

I loved your drawings, stile, colours, everything! Keep working!

funbubblz said...

fantabulous!its rocking as always.

Marcos Mateu said...

Fantastic action illustration! (and love the plane btw)

Sarah Forrester said...

Wow, I love this Bill!

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