The machinery and technology of spacecraft and aeronautics are fascinating and provide imagery that I enjoy blending together into a symmetrical structure. Propulsion and navigation systems, gauges, instruments, riveted bulkheads, landing gear: these are all parts of a space vessel which is partially transparent to expose it’s interior. In the center is the cockpit and pressure hatches leading to the interior of the craft.

Craft is an early 14 X 17 pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. After creating an initial drawing concept in pencil, I drew all of the detail with ink. All shapes are drawn completely freehand.

Purchase copies of this drawing here.

Craft 8x104

Here are some close-ups of the drawing so you can study some of the detail.

Craft 1


Craft 2


Craft 3


Craft 4


  1. says

    Did you really do the whole bnkcgrouad in ink? That’s incredible! I mean, obviously it doesn’t take too much skill to color in some black, but still, it would take a LONG time. Well, I would take a while, since my inks are teeny-tiny 🙂

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