The mean beast made popular in the movie Top Gun.
This is the VF-31 Tomcatters, also known as the “Felix the Cat” squadron. F14 Tomcat is a fleet air defense, fighter escort, tactical air reconnaissance, and air-to-surface strike fighter.
Made entirely in Adobe Illustrator using the mesh tool.
Created in Adobe Illustrator using gradient mesh
Took about 1 week plus to complete & more than 320 layers !
In the entire history of military aviation, there has never been an airplane that could match the P-47 Thunderbolt for ruggedness and dependability. The pilots who flew it into combat called it “The Unbreakable” and “The plane that can do anything.”
P-47’s flew more than 546,000 combat sorties between March 1943 and August 1945, destroying 11,874 enemy aircraft, some 9,000 locomotives, and about 6,000 armored vehicles and tanks. Only 0.7 per cent of the fighters of this type dispatched against the enemy were to be lost in combat.
Bananas are a very healthy and nutritious food. One medium-sized banana contains about 1 gram of protein, 27 grams of carbohydrates (including 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber), 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percent of the RDA for vitamin B6, and 20 percent of the RDA for potassium.
Done in Illustrator CS.
Took about 3 hours to complete. Actually this is just an experiment – exploring on how to apply some texture effects to the object. I got a few vector projects line up, so maybe this technique will be useful somehow ^^
I started with my usual gradient mesh and once the color and shading were completed, I covered the few layers on top with grain and texturizer effect, and lowered the opacities.
To view mesh outline of the above image please go : https://goheadgostan.wordpress.com/tag/scrap-book/