Illustrating the FALCON Hypersonic Vehicle

Artist Paul DiMare’s illustration of the future FALCON hypersonic cruise vehicle (see “Mach 20 or Bust,” September 2007) begins with a wireframe drawing. The artist then adds texture, lighting and backgrounds before rendering the final scene. Illustration: Paul DiMare (0:21)

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