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Color pencil on 11×17 20 weight copy paper sprayed with lacquer

The X-15 being carried to the launch point by the mothership a B-52.

The X-15 program helped America learn more about the effects of outer space and the impact it can have on aircraft or spacecraft. The lessons learned while flying the X-15 helped to pave the way for the SR71 Blackbird (Super fast spy plane) and the Space Shuttle Program.

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aircraft, airplanes, aviation, classic, jets, military, nasa, rockets, vintage

Comments

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettabout 5 years ago

    Great feeling of height and perspective. into favourites!

  • Thanks again Spencer! You are too kind.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 5 years ago

    This is something different!! The strong light and shadows are beautifully rendered!!
    Neil

  • Thanks! This was a lot of fun to do as well and I was very pleased with how it turned out.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Edzie
    Edzieabout 5 years ago

    Awesome work! What type of pencil did you use?

  • Thanks! I use Prisimcolor pencils.

    – Trenton Hill

  • jermesky
    jermeskyabout 5 years ago

    I’ve always loved this photo. Yours adds something extra. I particularly like how it feels that you’ve just turned your head to see the bird sitting under the wing. Brilliant. I think I like yours better!

  • Thank you! I liked the photo too that is why I decided to draw it, but I wanted to give the viewer the feeling that they were right there just about to make history! Hopefully I have achieved that.

    – Trenton Hill

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 5 years ago

    Yaaaaay X-planes!

  • Nothing like them!

    – Trenton Hill

  • John Reardon
    John Reardonalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely splendid. It’s been a long time since I saw the X-15. I had an opportunity when I was in the Air Force to chat for a moment with Maj. Bob White who flew the black bird. He said it was an experience like none other.

  • Hey thanks John! They have an X-15 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. It looks more like a large missile than an airplane. Very intense hardware!

    – Trenton Hill

  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
    SMOKEYDOGSOCKSover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL IMAGE, MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT THERE WERE ONLY 3, X-15’S EVER BUILT. THERE IS THE ONE AT WRIGHT PATTERSON MUSEUM AND ONE IN THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE AND THE THIRD BIRD EXPLODED IN THE STATIC ENGINE TEST FACILITY . THE EXPLOSSION BLEW THE AIRCRAFT INTO TWO DISTINCTIVE PIECES JUST BEHIND THE COCKPIT. THE PILOT WAS NOT HARMED, HE DID MAKE THE STATEMENT THAT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HIS UNIFORM UNDERGARMENTS THOUGH. THE ONE AND ONLY SR-71 PILOT I GOT TO TALK TO SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WOULDN’T ADMIT TO MACH 4.5, BUT HE DIDN’T DENI IT EITHER. BOB p)

  • Thanks again for your great comments!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Olive Denyer
    Olive Denyerover 4 years ago

    Excellent Drawing Trenton. – Ted

  • Olive Denyer
    Olive Denyerover 4 years ago

    Ted was so struck by this he had to comment, I think it is excellent too. – Olive

  • Hey thanks Olive and Ted!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Errazi-Jalal
    Errazi-Jalalover 4 years ago


    Congratulations Trenton! This Work was placed in the Top-ten of the challenge ” All about air, land and water crafts”

  • Thanks! And thanks to all who voted.

    – Trenton Hill

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