Vector work without background this time.
Adobe Illustrator. Close to 500 layers.
Took ages to complete. Combination of gradient mesh and normal vector with transparencies thrown in to make a ‘dirty’ look of wear and tear !
Tornado GR1 was awarded Daily Deviation From Deviant Art.
“Amazing detail – looks like a painted technical drawing you’d find in an encyclopedia. I wish it were larger just so I could find more to be amazed with (especially in the cockpit). Awesome usage of the gradient mesh tool as well to simulate wear. An outstanding example from an excellent artist with almost no pageviews and from the exponential improvement in his gallery I expect great things.”
During the Gulf War 15 GR.Mk1s Tornado was based at Muharraq, Bahrain. This is a GR1 ZD790
The wings of the the aircraft are high-mounted, variable, swept-back, and tapered with angular, blunt tips. There are two turbofan engines inside the body. The air intakes are diagonal and box-like alongside the fuselage forward of the wing roots. There are twin exhausts. The fuselage is solid and has a needle nose. The body thickens midsection and tapers to the tail section. There is a bubble cockpit. The tail is tall, swept-back, and has a tapered fin with a curved tip and a step in the leading edge. The flats are large, mid-mounted on the body, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips.
The Tornado GR1 strike/attack aircraft is capable of carrying a wide range of conventional stores, including the JP233 anti-airfield weapon, the ALARM anti-radar missile, and laser-guided bombs. The reconnaissance version, designated the GR1A, retains the full operational capability of the GR1. The GR1B, equipped with Sea Eagle air-to-surface missiles, undertakes the anti-surface shipping role. For self-defence, the Tornado carries Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and is fitted with twin internal 27mm cannons.