Long before I discovered and became inspired by anime, I loved drawing machines. I found aesthetic beauty in them and would design cars, planes, and even entirely fictional machines. In my family library was a book titled "Russian World Power" that introduced me to the fascinating world of Soviet-era warplanes!
I spent so much time learning to draw them. While I also admire the sleek, often more sophisticated western jets (like the F-15), I always found a kind of rugged beauty in the Soviet machines. I wanted to reimagine those classic Soviet jets, like the Mig-12 & 21, in designing Arsenal with a modern design!
3.9" x 5.5"
Pearlescent 100# cover