Everyone loves art, but most people think they can’t do it. My studio art roommate and I complain about how many time we hear people boast that they “can’t even draw a stick figure.” Besides this being the most cliché excuse in the book that leaves us artists wondering why you think it’s so important that everyone know that about you–it’s simply untrue.
People that can draw haven’t gotten there because of raw talent (well, with the exception of Dave Ham). Most of the time, they need to practice just like any other hobby or skill. And even the ones with all that raw talent still get better through practice.
For VBS (Vacation Bible School) at my church, I was commissioned to paint an airship for the steampunk theme. I only had a few brushes, black, light brown, and dark brown paint, but I had a ton of fun creating it. The pipes are just PVC spray painted, the gears are cardboard (courtesy of our church secretary), the wing is an easel with cloth draped over it, and the giant balloons are, well, giant balloons.
The boat itself was named the Gangfield, which was randomly a name I chose based off a character I read in a book once. It felt airshipy enough.