Friday, October 28, 2011

Model Airplanes on Display

The Jeffersontown Historical Museum has an impressive display of model aircraft on display until 2012.  The models are the life's work of Floyd Wilder.  He served in the U.S. Navy and then worked for AT&T. This first picture is of a flying wing of model he created himself.  See next image for description.

This next picture is of one of the model display cases.

Historic plane models are on display as well such as the Bell X-1 (first plane to break the sound barrier).  In addition, models of the X-15 and NASA Space Shuttle can be seen.

Maybe one of the fastest airplanes ever to fly, the SR-71 Blackbird model is shown in the image below.

These next two images are just a small sampling of military aircraft models.  Probably the majority of models are of World War II aircraft made the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and Russia. In addition, a number of World War I aircraft and jet age models can be seen.

Here is a post-war Japanese defense force jet protecting Japan from monsters like Godzilla!

Plaque educating visitors about the model assembler, Floyd Wilder.

Learn more about the museum located in the Jeffersontown, Kentucky library building at their web page:

College days

I wasn't going to do a sketch today, but.. after going to San Jose State University yesterday, to say HI to the students, I have to say that I feel incredibly inspired, and a little jealous of them right now.
Not only is the San Jose State Campus amazing, but the students and the faculty members I had the chance to meet were some of the nicest person I have ever met.
Another thing that is striking is how good and talented the students coming from that school are.
It was really an honor and a pleasure to be invited there.

I just wanted to share that.
It is truly inspiring to see younger artist so eager and motivated.

Cheers and have a GREAT weekend

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lecture at San Jose state ( and a few monkeys on a branch)

I know I said I was going to slow down on Posting, and I am.
But I forgot to mention that I will be speaking at the San Jose State University, this thursday, October 27 at 3 PM.

See you there.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Best story time ever

A quick note to say that I'll be slowing down on daily sketches for the next month because I have a bit more work than usual these days. I typically say I'll stop doing sketches, but it seems that never works and I always find a way to keep posting some.
So, expect less sketches until after ThanksGiving.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011