One of the nice aspects of being a technical illustrator is the constant variety of projects that I get to work on. Even if I'm rendering something relatively mundane like a radiator valve, I'm always learning new things about topics I might not have even considered. But it's especially fun when I get to create art for an industry that really excites me, like aviation. Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine recently had me create some illustrations to accompany some fascinating articles. This one was for a story explaining the secretive processes involved in stealth technologies; specifically the application of radar absorbent/deflective paint by robots onto the skin of modern fighter planes.