airliner art

The subtle evolution of the Emirates livery

The subtle evolution of the Emirates livery

Love it or hate it, the Emirates livery is one of the most recognizable airline livery designs in the world.…

A detailed visual history of the Qantas livery

A detailed visual history of the Qantas livery

The Qantas livery (going all the way back to the 1950s) has always been one of my favorites. It’s one…

The subtle (but classy) evolution of the Japan Airlines livery

The subtle (but classy) evolution of the Japan Airlines livery

Despite how simplistic you might think that the Japan Airlines livery is, it’s a perfect example of a clean and…

The new KLM livery: an in depth look at all the changes

The new KLM livery: an in depth look at all the changes

I may upset a few people by saying this, but I’m not a very big fan of the new KLM…

A pictorial history of the American Airlines livery

A pictorial history of the American Airlines livery

Is there a more iconic airline livery in the world than the American Airlines livery? Ever since the launch of…

The Breeze Airways livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The Breeze Airways livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The Breeze Airways livery is one of the most unique of all the US airlines. From the pearlescent paint (which…

A visual history of the Pan Am livery

A visual history of the Pan Am livery

When it comes to vintage airlines and aircraft, the Pan Am livery has pretty much been at the top of…

The bold evolution of the Southwest Airlines livery

The bold evolution of the Southwest Airlines livery

If you would’ve asked me 10 years ago what I thought about the Southwest Airlines livery, I wouldn’t have said…

Etihad’s new livery: everything you need to know about it (and more)

Etihad’s new livery: everything you need to know about it (and more)

As far as I’m concerned, there is no better airline livery in existence than the new Etihad livery. It’s clean,…

A closer look at the new JetBlue Streamers tail for the A321LR

A closer look at the new JetBlue Streamers tail for the A321LR

If there’s one airline that takes pride in livery design, it’s JetBlue. Yes, it’s true that they do have one…

Why you shouldn’t hate the new Lufthansa livery as much as you think you do

Why you shouldn’t hate the new Lufthansa livery as much as you think you do

I’ve been following the airline industry for a very long time. It’s always been entertaining, and if there’s anything that…

The new United livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The new United livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

A little over a year ago, the new United livery was unveiled to the world. And you know what? I…

Alaska Airlines new livery: what makes it so great

Alaska Airlines new livery: what makes it so great

Even though I haven’t been posting very much here on the blog lately, I have been doing a lot of…

Side view illustrations of an Air Transat A330-343 wearing the 2011 “Welcome” livery

Side view illustrations of an Air Transat A330-343 wearing the 2011 “Welcome” livery

Do you even know how guilty I feel about creating airline livery illustrations when I’m already so deeply backed up…

Side view illustrations of the AeroMexico 787-8 and 737-700

Side view illustrations of the AeroMexico 787-8 and 737-700

There hasn’t been much time for aircraft illustrations in my busy life over the past 6 weeks or so, but…

Allegiant Air A319-111 illustration

Allegiant Air A319-111 illustration

I’ve always considered Allegiant Air to be one of those airlines that I’d only fly if was really desperate and…

Bombardier DHC-8-402 Q400 blank illustration templates

Bombardier DHC-8-402 Q400 blank illustration templates

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a Bombardier DHC-8 Q400 illustration over the past six months, so I…

Airbus A310-300 blank illustration templates

Airbus A310-300 blank illustration templates

In my last post, I mentioned how much I like the look of a short and stubby aircraft. I wouldn’t…

Airbus A350-800 blank illustration templates

Airbus A350-800 blank illustration templates

One of the biggest unknowns in the commercial airline industry at the moment is whether or not Airbus will ever…

Embraer 190 blank illustration templates

Embraer 190 blank illustration templates

Embraer has come a really long way since the 120 Brasilia, and this E190 is nothing like those old turboprops…

Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 700 blank illustration templates

Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 700 blank illustration templates

It took far longer than I thought it would, but finally – here is the line drawing and all white…

Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 200 blank illustration templates

Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 200 blank illustration templates

Finding the time (and energy) to create these side view airliner templates isn’t easy. Of course it’s fun, but it…

The three liveries of the Eastern Airlines L-1011 TriStar

The three liveries of the Eastern Airlines L-1011 TriStar

Right off the heels of my TWA livery illustration series, here’s another nostalgic set of this classic Lockheed wearing the…

Trans World Airlines L-1011’s in three different liveries

Trans World Airlines L-1011’s in three different liveries

Now that I’ve got blank side view templates of the Lockheed L-1011 created, applying liveries (the fun part) can now…

Lockheed L-1011-500 blank illustration templates

Lockheed L-1011-500 blank illustration templates

As promised, here is the shorter and stubbier -500 variant of my L-1011-1 TriStar template. It’s basically the same airplane,…

Lockheed L-1011-1 blank illustration templates

Lockheed L-1011-1 blank illustration templates

Those of you who visit my site frequently just to see if I have any new airliner templates available will…

A closer look at the British Airways livery

A closer look at the British Airways livery

When I first started creating airliner art, it was the British Airways livery that I wanted to do first. Every…

Thai Airways International A380-841 illustration

Thai Airways International A380-841 illustration

It just occurred to me as I was going through my archives that I have a lot of airliner illustrations…

Spirit Airlines A319s in three different liveries

Spirit Airlines A319s in three different liveries

Spirit Airlines is one of those obscure air carriers that I’ve never really given much thought to in the past.…

A pictorial history of the Hawaiian Airlines livery

A pictorial history of the Hawaiian Airlines livery

The Hawaiian Airlines livery has gone through an interesting evolution over the years. Each new design has played off the…

UPS (United Parcel Service) 767-300 side view illustrations

UPS (United Parcel Service) 767-300 side view illustrations

One of my favorite US airline liveries at the moment has to be the iconic brown and gold UPS livery.…

A nostalgic look back at the Northwest Airlines livery

A nostalgic look back at the Northwest Airlines livery

As a visual designer, one of the things I liked best about the Northwest livery (all versions) was the signature…

USAir 767-201/ER side view illustration

USAir 767-201/ER side view illustration

As I mentioned in my recent post about the Piedmont Airlines livery, I couldn’t help but to do this polished…

A closer look at the Cathay Pacific livery

A closer look at the Cathay Pacific livery

There are very few airline liveries out there that I like more than the Cathay Pacific livery (no matter which…

Piedmont Airlines 767-201/ER illustration

Piedmont Airlines 767-201/ER illustration

Sometimes whenever I start working on a project, I get really into it and end up doing a lot more…

TWA 767-205 side view illustration

TWA 767-205 side view illustration

Here in the US, there aren’t many airlines that have as much history as TWA (Trans World Airlines). They started…

The beautiful evolution of the Delta Air Lines livery

The beautiful evolution of the Delta Air Lines livery

Love it or hate it, the best thing about the Delta Air Lines livery is how consistent it’s been over…

Boeing 737-900 blank illustration templates

Boeing 737-900 blank illustration templates

I’ve had a lot of requests to make a side view template of a Boeing 737-900, so I decided to…

Boeing 767-400 blank illustration templates

Boeing 767-400 blank illustration templates

Just when I thought things were getting easy, Boeing threw a curve ball at me. Did you know that the…

Boeing 767-300 blank illustration templates (including freighter versions)

Boeing 767-300 blank illustration templates (including freighter versions)

Creating templates of every single version of the 767 together at one time actually worked out pretty well. Of course…

Boeing 767-200 blank illustration templates

Boeing 767-200 blank illustration templates

It’s nice to be back doing some wide body aircraft templates after focusing on the smaller stuff (like the 737-700…

Airbus A319 blank illustration templates

Airbus A319 blank illustration templates

Okay, now it’s official. With the completion of this Airbus A319 template set (along with the A320 and A321 I…

Boeing 737-700 blank illustration templates

Boeing 737-700 blank illustration templates

I’m on a roll now. It wasn’t very long ago that I finished my Boeing 787-9 illustrations, and I had…

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Illustration

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Illustration

Earlier this week, Boeing rolled out the first 787-9 in the Air New Zealand livery. For those of you who…

Boeing 787-9 blank illustration templates

Boeing 787-9 blank illustration templates

Boeing just rolled out an Air New Zealand 787-9 from the paint booth, and it hit me like a ton…

A visual history of the United Airlines livery

A visual history of the United Airlines livery

The United Airlines livery has always been iconic and trend-setting, and to this day I still cannot decide which one…

Airbus A321 blank illustration templates

Airbus A321 blank illustration templates

This Airbus A321 side view template was supposed to be as quick and easy as my 777-300 set was, and…

Boeing 777-300 blank illustration templates

Boeing 777-300 blank illustration templates

Okay, now I’m getting to the point where I need to start filling in the gaps in my side view…

Air China A330-243 illustration

Air China A330-243 illustration

Of all the airline livery illustrations I’ve done to date, this might be the least exciting of the bunch. There’s…

Airbus A330-200 blank illustration templates with Rolls Royce engines

Airbus A330-200 blank illustration templates with Rolls Royce engines

It’s been a long time since I’ve uploaded any side view airliner templates, but I’m feeling inspired to start working…

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H6/ER Illustration

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H6/ER Illustration

Approximately one week ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Beijing…

Virgin America A320-214 illustration

Virgin America A320-214 illustration

A few nights ago I thought it would be fun to create some side view illustrations of the Virgin America…

Sun Country Airlines 737-8BK illustration

Sun Country Airlines 737-8BK illustration

While I can’t say that I’m a fan of Sun Country Airlines, I must say that they have one of…

The subtle (yet classy) evolution of the Alaska Airlines livery

The subtle (yet classy) evolution of the Alaska Airlines livery

The evolution of the Alaska airlines livery has been very interesting. It started out in the 1960s as something very…

Boeing 747-400 with General Electric engines blank illustration templates

Boeing 747-400 with General Electric engines blank illustration templates

Creating a blank template of a Boeing 747-400 has been at the top of my to do list for quite…

A visual history of the Continental Airlines livery

A visual history of the Continental Airlines livery

Thinking back on it, every version of the Continental Airlines livery was trend-setting in one way or another. For example,…

Airbus A320 blank illustration templates

Airbus A320 blank illustration templates

I’ve already created blank side view templates of all of the most interesting widebody commercial aircraft (DC-10, 777-200, 787-8, A380-800,…

Retro United Airlines 787-8 in the Saul Bass livery

Retro United Airlines 787-8 in the Saul Bass livery

Inspired by a rumor thread on airliners.net, I was thought it would be really cool to mock up a preliminary…

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 illustration

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 illustration

I’m trying to limit how many Airbus A350 renderings that I create for the time being, primarily because there is…

Airbus A350-900 WXB livery

Airbus A350-900 WXB livery

The first Airbus A350 hadn’t even delivered yet before I illustrated it for my growing collection of side-profile airliner renderings. I…

Airbus A350-900 blank illustration templates

Airbus A350-900 blank illustration templates

This Airbus A350-900 is the latest in my growing collection of side-profile airliner templates, and I’m relieved as heck that…

Lufthansa Airbus A380-800 illustration

Lufthansa Airbus A380-800 illustration

Here is an Airbus A380 in the Lufthansa livery that I just put tougher. I’m still a bit torn whether…

Airbus A380-800 blank illustration templates

Airbus A380-800 blank illustration templates

I never really noticed how weird looking the Airbus A380-800 was until I had the chance to create these blank…

Korean Air / Skyteam Alliance Boeing 777-200/ER illustration

Korean Air / Skyteam Alliance Boeing 777-200/ER illustration

Although I’ve seen this livery in pictures, it wasn’t until I actually saw it up close and personal at Tokyo…

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 Illustration

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 Illustration

One of my favorite airline color schemes flying around these days just happens to be the iconic blue and white…

A closer look at the ANA (All Nippon Airways) livery

A closer look at the ANA (All Nippon Airways) livery

The ANA livery is unique in that it’s one of the simplest – yet one of the classiest in the…

Boeing 787-8 blank illustration templates

Boeing 787-8 blank illustration templates

Have you ever fully committed to a project before realizing how much work it’s really going to be? That’s exactly…

Boeing 777-200 blank illustration templates

Boeing 777-200 blank illustration templates

I finally finished a set of side view templates for the Boeing 777-200. I’ll tell you what: these blank templates take…

Boeing 737-800 blank illustration templates

Boeing 737-800 blank illustration templates

Right off the heels of my DC-10-30 blank template illustrations, I’m proud to say that I just finished blank templates…