pl4nekr4zy
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737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:46 am

In my never ending pursuit to perfect my airliner profile drawing skills, I have spent some serious time over the last few weeks revising and improving my 737 profile pencil-drawing that I've shown here before. ( http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo.../aviation_hobby/read.main/110416/) Mainly, I significantly darkened and enhanced all of the shading, and tweaked some things I thought I could improve on. Actually, I darkened just about everything, and I think it all "pops-out" and looks more realistic now. I think this "upgraded" version looks much better, and I'm extremely pleased with the results. Thanks for looking, and any comments are welcome and appreciated!

This is a pencil drawing and it measures about 11 1/2 inches from nose to the tip of the horizontal stab, for an approximate scale of 1:115.


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http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/1639/copyofco733profilefe005mh0.png

[Edited 2008-12-21 20:57:04]
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:09 am

Just amazing. This is a very impressive piece of artwork. If you ever get around to making more, I'd love to see an AA impression of some sort. Hell, I'd buy one!

Again, fantastic work!

Cheers,
Cameron
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:39 am

Do you have a copier/scanner? I'd really like to buy a copy from you.

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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:56 am

Really impressive drawing! Fantastic work!

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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:52 pm

Wow you have a real skill here! Can not wait to see your next masterpiece!
 
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:28 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
Just amazing. This is a very impressive piece of artwork. If you ever get around to making more, I'd love to see an AA impression of some sort. Hell, I'd buy one!

Again, fantastic work!

Cheers,
Cameron

Thanks a lot Cameron. I'd love to do an AA plane sometime; the bare-metal fuselage would be a fun challenge! Maybe a 757 or 777... Unfortunately it will be a while if I do one, as I don't have a lot of spare time to draw unfortunately, and they take quite a while to complete.

Quoting EmiratesA380 (Reply 2):
Do you have a copier/scanner? I'd really like to buy a copy from you.

-EmiratesA380

Yes, if you'd like to buy a copy, email me at mike9727@gmail.com. Thanks!

Quoting Midcon385 (Reply 3):
Really impressive drawing! Fantastic work!

Tim



Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 4):
Wow you have a real skill here! Can not wait to see your next masterpiece!

Thanks guys!
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:30 pm

WOW! That is amazing. I love to draw jets, and while mine are pretty good, they are nothing compared to that masterpiece. I am going to try to improve my skills so that i can get something like that going. The best things that i have drawn are a 762, 752, 738 that are all about 5 feet long. I did them down to the rivet, but did not add any shading or color. I have to try this now.

Did you look at photos and then sketch it out or what?

Thanks

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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:18 am



Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 6):
WOW! That is amazing. I love to draw jets, and while mine are pretty good, they are nothing compared to that masterpiece. I am going to try to improve my skills so that i can get something like that going. The best things that i have drawn are a 762, 752, 738 that are all about 5 feet long. I did them down to the rivet, but did not add any shading or color. I have to try this now.

Did you look at photos and then sketch it out or what?

Thanks

Graham

Thanks Graham!

I'd love to see some of your drawings; five feet-that's huge!

I've found that properly done shading and shadows is what gives character to a profile drawing, and adds realism, which is what I aim for.

This drawing was a long process, and lots of photos were involved of course. The Airliners.net photo database was an extremely helpful resource. Smile

PM me if you've got any more questions. I'd love to help you out if I can.

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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:40 am

Wow thats amazing I wish I had that kind of talent, well done.
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:58 am

Tomorrow I will put on some photos of a drawing I have been working on since I saw this thread. It is a Continental 757-200 N48127, and is almost 5 feet long. I tried doing the shading and it worked out well, but not as well as Pl4nekr4zy did on his.

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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:48 am

Thanks Western737800. Smile

Flyboyseven, can't wait to see your drawing!
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:17 pm

Big version: Width: 1200 Height: 275 File size: 258kb


Sorry for the poor quality picture, and the time it took me to get it up. In total i spent about 9 hours drawing it. I used two photos from A.net to sketch it from. On the tail the yellow is the wrong color, and there are one to few white lines, but you get the general impression of a CO jet. It is the first time i have ever attempted shading, and I hope to get better.
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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:26 am

Flyboyseven, the pic isn't showing up for me...
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:27 am



Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 12):

Did you click on it? It just shows up as the default picture thing in the thread, but if you click on it it should show up in another window. the pic isnt very good qualitiy.
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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:49 am

All that shows up is a very tiny black box, and when I click it, I get a slightly larger black box. Don't use the A.net photo host thing, just use one of the free hosting sites like picoodle and upload it from your machine...
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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:46 am

Flyboyseven, I'm still interested in seeing your drawing, but it's still not showing up...
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:10 pm

It looks even better now! Bring it back with you so I can get a closer look!  Smile

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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:20 pm



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 16):
It looks even better now! Bring it back with you so I can get a closer look!

---Skywatch (Daniel J.)

Will do! Big grin
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:53 am

Well, I'm scannerless and can't show you my new ones, Pl4nekr4zy..
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:15 pm

This is even better than the last one! (duh) How's the 727 coming?

BTW: I got my drawings done, but I've lost three of them somewhere on my kitchen table. But I have two that I'll post once the picture-on-profile bug gets fixed.
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pl4nekr4zy
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:33 pm

Thanks UltimateDelta. Hopefully I can finish the 727 this summer.

LASOctober and UltimateDelta, post your drawings when you can!
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:15 pm

Wow incredible, it looks amazingly realistic!! How many hours do you think you have committed for this piece?
 
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:04 am



Quoting FaxiTMA (Reply 21):
Wow incredible, it looks amazingly realistic!! How many hours do you think you have committed for this piece?

Thanks. It's hard to say how many hours I put into this, but its easily several hundred, spread out over almost two years. I work very slowly and sometimes went several months without doing any work on it.
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:42 pm

wow 2 years  Wow! fortunately you didn't decide to draw a DL plane  duck 
 
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RE: 737 Profile Drawing - New And Improved!

Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:31 am



Quoting Pl4nekr4zy (Reply 7):
This drawing was a long process, and lots of photos were involved of course. The Airliners.net photo database was an extremely helpful resource.

I bet! I use it for my drawings. I try to add the shading, but not color. I would defiantly love to start drawing more. That piece if phenomenal!! Love it!

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