2011.04.01

Bell 206 Jetranger Helicopter

Hey, I drew this helicopter for you. Just for you! OK, it’s for me too… and actually, I traced it, but I did add an awesome blue sky with some clouds.

On the Wikipedia page for Helicopter is a photo, and that photo is a Bell 206 Jetranger Helicopter owned by the LAPD, and that’s the image I used to create my drawing.

And that awesome sky? If you are in Photoshop, and go under Filters to Render, the first option is Clouds, so that’s what I used. I tricked out the perspective a bit to make it even more awesome.

When I was a kid, I really liked helicopters, and thought they were way cooler than airplanes (though not as cool as spaceships) and I figured one day I might be a helicopter pilot, or you know, at least get to fly in one. I think I was into helicopters even before Airwolf or Blue Thunder, and I do remember playing Choplifter a lot as a kid.

I’m an adult now, and while I’ve been inside helicopters, I’ve never actually been inside a helicopter that has taken flight. Being an adult is disappointing, and boring, and lame, and stupid sometimes.

But since it’s the future I do get to use a powerful supercomputer with a pressure-sensitive stylus interface to make these amazing drawings.

One Response to “My Helicopter”

  1. KANo Gravatar says:

    I listen to the Airwolf theme sometimes in the car. (In my bitchin’ Dodge Stratus!) I loved that show.

    I went on a helicopter tour in Hawaii, and it was pretty cool. They gave us life vests, and then told us we probably wouldn’t need them, because if you crash in the water you don’t live long enough to drown. I spent the entire 45 minutes of the tour giddy with a mixture of awe and terror.

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