Voyages over Edinburgh

Design by Fleck

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Fleck
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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.

ben chen
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nice work

moulin bleu
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Definitely a winner $5

Raulio
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Excelent work! $5

Pjpram

So Cool!

Manupix

Lovely! 4$

Ruzu

Pretty colors

Sdmclaughlin

Oh wow....that's incredible! $5 $5 $5!!!!!

bandy

Awesome! $5

dampa
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great!

NandaCorrea
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Print!! 5$

febrione_m_romualdo

wow!wonderful!how did you do this? :) really nice,i think it's a top notch design! :)

Ayala41

Beautiful and well designed!!

westond
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Beauty!

lindsey.design
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@_@ I just want to keep staring.....

L-M-N-O-P
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That's a print.

evilMallard

best one i've seen for this competition yet

Fleck
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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.

Malhat06
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That is stunning, £5

fattcheese

Great, I like the illustration.

Manz76

Gorgeous sub!

ainz_o

I love watercolor! LOve this!

mecha-chiken

SIMPLY LOVELY AND PURE LIKE SO MUCH 5$

PWCD

great job !!

jmeaspls
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5'd

dampa
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your city will print! grats!

soloyo
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LOVELY

Bluehappy

beautiful work

StarfireC13

I smell a winner. $5

Fadders

That is Brilliant! let me know id it gets printed!

makettle

Love Edinburgh,

Love this!

5$

macdoodle
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im lovin this hard dude. the story along with it gets a $5 form me.

italonge

I'm in love with pictures of cities ... 5$!

tweedie

Wonderful sketch!!!!!! Lovely shirt. $5

Badeeu

Great

Qxzi

great!!!

dschwen
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Amazing work. $5

schneiderz

i can see by the amount of comments im not the only one who loved it.

Kim Mak
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winner $5

ran1984

LOVE it!!!!!! $5

ewaken
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ohhh hell yeah 5$

dEMOnyo

hahaha fantastic $55555555!!!!

licbe

very nice style! 5$

GRANDR
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Nice work!!5$

Fleck
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Thanks so much everyone for all this support, and especially the love on tumblr- I've been blown away by it!

NickYi

one of the best definitely

mattfoust

This has to be the winner! It just has to be!

sboterod

Darn, I didn't make it to vote. Amazing work you have here!!!

norita84

I love it

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