Art Deco Air Ship
I have wanted to do an Art Deco style image for while, and I also have been wanting to do more airship images and look what happened. Art Deco is a hard style to get right. A lot of people do a vector piece in illustrator and call it a day. But Art Deco paintings came in many different styles. Even when it was a mostly clean line simplistic piece like I’ve done here there were still a lot of brush strokes in the edges of objects and in the shadows. Like the edge of the shadow around the orange mountains, that is a key element of the period. I used a travel poster image by Janez Trpin done for a Yugoslavian travel agency as reference for the mountains. His poster had tall mountains with a train driving through them. I wanted to show my airship the Carpathian from my webcomic flying over some mountains. What better range then the Carpathian range the happens to run through Yoguslavia! I actually just realized that connection as I was writing this, honestly. Anyway, All great Art Deco Travel posters also have some great font treatment so I placed the great phrase Lighter Than Air at the bottom. Well I hope you like it!! Below is a picture of a canvas print I ordered. I had to stretch the canvas myself. That was a new experience for me, even when I used to paint with real paint I just bought all my canvases.