Pencil sketchwork of airplanes is something I've been doing for over 30 years. I was initially inspired as a 10-year old by Rich Cline who was a squadron mate of my father in AT-38s at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Later, I was drawn to the excellent work of several aviation artists who specialized in pencil sketchwork and brought a level of detail and realism to aviation art that I hadn't seen before. Nearly all of my drawings are done in pencil, usually ranging between HB and 2B weight. I like to let the graphite or lack thereof do all the work, typically doing very little blending or burnishing for most of my drawings. Click/tap on any image to freeze and enlarge.