Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Der Lavender Baron


Meet Erich Von Schmeck, AKA the Lavender Baron- A WW1 flying ace whose main instrument of war was a not a fokker triplane, but a hot air balloon. His first mission ended in disaster as he was unable to return to base due to lack of appropriate wind direction. He drifted aimlessly for some days before touching down on the Cornish coast, only to be speared by a local farmer.

13 comments:

Joanie said...

Awesome!

Solvere volo said...

Cool illo

ArtSparker said...

He's a great character.

(Tries to think of something clever to say about John McCain and twenty crashed planes)

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Very nice illo and great story! Love it.

lucrezia said...

Love the little travelling companion!

INDIGENE said...

Clever and very original!

Chris Kennett said...

love that hat!

Anish Daolagupu said...

beautiful character...

love the gap between his teeth... and the smug expression... he has no clue what's in store for him... hee hee...

JP said...

Thanks, folks!

KC said...

hey. nice illustration. i specially liked the way u have done the edges to make it look like an old photograph.

jazzlamb said...

I really love the pallete that you have chosen for this.It really looks like one of those old pictures characters like these would get framed on a wall in their houses in life sizes.lol.

Juan said...

wooow... Excellent. Excellent.
I love your line work!

gJM said...

Love the way you did this, but for some reason i like the dog most of all =). Well done.