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Voyages over Edinburgh

  • by Fleck
  • posted Jul 28, 2011
  • 119 Comments

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.

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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!

Ruzu

Pretty colors

Sdmclaughlin

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

aviceda

I'd buy this! Terricfic! $5 Brvool~!

bandy

Awesome! $5

dampa
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great!

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.

Claaire

i grew up in edinburgh too! would love to see this get printed! $5

Manz76

Gorgeous sub!

ainz_o

I love watercolor! LOve this!

TinManTwin

This is soo awesome!!! Wow this is getting printed! and wow very interesting background story and really love your style of drawing with this piece. Fantastic Job man!

mecha-chiken

SIMPLY LOVELY AND PURE LIKE SO MUCH 5$

PWCD

great job !!

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