Complex Vector artwork

To acheive photorealism the illustration of the ’Helios‘ aircraft had to be particularly complex and here‘s a look behind the scenes. Whilst this maze of outlines is hidden from the artist, even in keyline mode, great care has to be taken to keep the drawing manageable.

This was drawn in ’Freehand‘, a vector graphics product that Adobe® no longer supports.

’Freehand‘ still has significant advantages over Illustrator® and is often the tool of preference here.


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