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Alaska Airlines is one of my favorite air carriers, so I’ve been wanting to create a detailed side-view illustration of one of their 737-800’s for quite some time. The problem was that “Chester” (the Eskimo depicted on the vertical stabilizer) is very detailed and it was going to require a lot of time to draw it for myself and get it to look right. Considering how busy I’ve been lately, finding time was difficult. Also difficult was recreating the “Alaska” font on the forward fuselage. That’s a totally custom font so it would be necessary to recreate it from scratch.

But earlier this week I decided to sit down and get it done. I spent several hours a night over a span of three days to create the artwork, and then another night to apply that to my existing Boeing 737-800 template that I created a while ago. It was a lot of work, and I’m happy to say that it’s done!

For anyone who would like to use these side profile illustrations for their own blog, here is the same artwork as above without the background:

Alaska Airlines 737-800

Side view illustration of an Alaska Airlines 737-890 over a white background

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9 Comments

  1. Mike

    Nice job. I fly those for a living so I’m glad Alaska is a favorite. Cheers!

  2. Norebbo Author

    Thanks! I’d really like to try and recreate some of the Alaska Airlines special liveries, so stay tuned for those.

  3. J. R.

    Love this! I started doing cross stitch when I was being treated for leukemia, but as I got older I found out there aren’t many “manly” patterns out there. I took your drawing and made it into a pattern for myself. Hope you don’t mind! I’m over 100 hours into it but the end is in sight! I wish I could attach a picture for you.

  4. Norebbo Author

    That’s awesome! I don’t mind at all. Please feel free to email me at norebbo at g mail dot com with a pic – I’d love to see it!!

  5. Richard

    i understand you probably have a lot on your plate-could an Alaska new livery come out sometime in the future please?

  6. Norebbo Author

    It’s something I’ve wondered about as well, and I wish I had time to come up with some potential concepts! The more I think about it though, I doubt they will push forward with a new livery since they just finished a major rebranding effort.

  7. unitedairlinesisnotthatgood

    Hi Scott!
    I know you are busy, but here are some suggestions for future aircraft you could illustrate –
    ATR 42
    A318
    A300
    B717
    B727
    B707
    Bombardier Dash 8 300/200/100

  8. Norebbo Author

    Yeah, that’s a long list! Haha! The 717 is actually coming up next, and I’ve already got a 727 in the works that I just need to finish. I’ll get to them all eventually!

  9. Da Admiral

    Hello,
    I’d like to suggest working on an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER in the new livery, maybe N247AK?
    Also, an Alaska Airlines 737-800, N583AS?

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