Air Scout Mk. 1 is an illustration of a type of flying craft used by Feline No. 9 Squadron. It’s primary role is exploration, but it’s small size and ability to get into tight spaces also enable it to serve as a rescue craft for cats in trouble.
It is a lighter-than-air blimp-type airship with a fuselage suspended below for the pilot and crew. A pair of internal combustion engines provide power.
The Air Scout Mk. 1 normally carries a crew of four cats, but can carry a few more as passengers when the need arises. The pilot rides in the front and is responsible for operation of the craft. Riding in the rear portion of the fuselage are the communications officer, flight engineer, and rear observer/navigator.
This is a hybrid illustration, with parts drawn traditionally with a graphite pencil, and parts done digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Each Air Scout Mk. 1 print is hand signed and hand numbered out of a run of 50. Once they are sold out, no more will be run.
The print comes mounted in a 10″ x 8″ archival mat with backing board. All of my prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. Generally for Air Scout Mk. 1 I use either dark blue or a deep red, and those are what I would recommend. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For Air Scout Mk. 1 I usually use a single mat. The print itself is about 8″ x 6″, which leaves an approximate 1″ border on the sides and bottom.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.