It took far longer than I thought it would, but finally – here is the line drawing and all white template of the Bombardier CRJ-700. I was assuming that these illustrations would be really simple and all I would have to do is stretch the CRJ-200 template that I recently completed, but it turns out that the only thing the -700 shares with the -200 is the fuselage sectioning.
Everything else (vertical stabilizer, the wing and wing box, engines, and main landing gear) is different, which means that I pretty much had to start from scratch. Heck – even the windows sit higher in the fuselage. I wasn’t expecting all those differences, so my enthusiasm was quickly doused once I realized what I was up against.
I ended up putting these templates aside for a while, but one of my other projects needed an illustration of a CRJ-700 so it became necessary to get this thing wrapped up. The problem is that I haven’t been in the mood to work on airliner art recently, but I’m feeling energized again now that this one is finished. It’s a great feeling when I finish one of these templates!
They take a lot of time to create and I get a huge sense of satisfaction scratching another one off my to-do list. I also hate having half-finished projects lying around reminding me how much I’ve been slacking, so yeah – I feel pretty good to have this side-view CR7 template complete so I can move on to other things.
I’m pretty sure that the CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000 are have more in common with the -700 than the -700 did with the -200 (don’t quote me on that – I need to do some research), so hopefully those stretched versions will be relatively easy to do. However, before I get to those, I need to do an Embraer 190 regional jet for that same project I mentioned above.
As a matter of fact, I’ve already got a head start on it so hopefully it won’t take very long to finish. “Hopefully” is the key word here…