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Voyages over Edinburgh
In the winter of 1785 in Edinburgh, all the shops closed for a day and over 80,000 people gathered in the grounds of my old school to watch the incredible spectacle of Vincenzo Lunardi taking one of the world's first ever balloon rides. The whole town caught balloon fever, with Scottish women even wearing large balloon shaped bonnets named after the famous aeronaut.
Growing up in Edinburgh I could occasionally watch hot air balloons rise over the city from the park opposite my house. This design is ode to Edinburgh, a city of history and grandeur.
so cool $5
Definitely a winner $5
Excelent work! $5
This is very cool!
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I absolutely adore that. PRINT 5$$$$
Oh wow....that's incredible! $5 $5 $5!!!!!
wow!wonderful!how did you do this? :) really nice,i think it's a top notch design! :)
Beautiful and well designed!!
@_@ I just want to keep staring.....
That's a print.
best one i've seen for this competition yet
Thanks everyone! The process was quite simple- it started out as a pencil drawing that I scanned, which I then overlayed with watercolour scans in photoshop, and then shaded the depth and mistiness into it basically just using the burn and dodge tools.
That is stunning, Â£5
Great, I like the illustration.
this is your challenge $5 PRINT!
I love watercolor! LOve this!
i'd wear that
SIMPLY LOVELY AND PURE LIKE SO MUCH 5$
great job !!
love the colors :)))
your city will print! grats!
I smell a winner. $5
NICE WORK $5
That is Brilliant! let me know id it gets printed!
im lovin this hard dude. the story along with it gets a $5 form me.
I'm in love with pictures of cities ... 5$!
Wonderful sketch!!!!!! Lovely shirt. $5
Amazing work. $5
nice illustration :-)
i can see by the amount of comments im not the only one who loved it.
Wow, thanks so much for the support!
LOVE it!!!!!! $5
This hasn't printed yet? $5!
ohhh hell yeah 5$
Such glorious patches of color dancing atop a lovely skyline, so much good to take in at once.
hahaha fantastic $55555555!!!!
very nice style! 5$
Thanks so much everyone for all this support, and especially the love on tumblr- I've been blown away by it!
one of the best definitely
This has to be the winner! It just has to be!
Darn, I didn't make it to vote. Amazing work you have here!!!
I love it