Tuesday, March 22, 2005
This is another spread in Dixie's book with a bit of whimsy. The modern jet aircraft was original to the book; I added the man strapped to the fantastical device as a Zen touch. You can't quite get the full effect from viewing it on a computer because he was flattened while being scanned, but in actuality, the man's limbs curve away from the page to add to the illusion of being airborne. The quote by Charles Lindbergh was made regarding his first parachute jump. He said, "It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty...where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane." I wrote it with a #6 Mitchell nib and Schmincke Burnt Sienna gouache on a piece of black Ingres paper.