Saturday, December 6, 2014

Debden Control Tower

Debden, England was the location of an air base which was active before and during World War II. Both the British and the American air forces used the base during the war. It continued in military usage until the mid-1970s. I collect photos of unusual architecture and this airbase control tower appealed to me in a kind of Bauhaus - Deco way. Even military architecture is subject to style.

This is a bit of an experiment, using an ink drawing as a base and coloring it in with Photoshop. That process is commonly used for coloring comics and graphic novels.

Original drawing is gel pen ink on sketchbook page, 3 1/2" x 3 1/4", December 6, 2014.

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