Ceindy Nunez

designer and doodler

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Straighten Up and Fly Right

Hello! I am so excited to finally carve out the time to start this project. My quote is "Straighten Up and Fly Right." It's something my husband's grandfather used to say all the time and I'm thinking about putting it on my planner as a constant reminder to be the best I can be.

During my research of this phrase, I learned that it was also a song and a pretty popular military expression (which makes sense since Grandpa was a Navy Master Chief). Learning that I came up with this word list:

World War II (1940's)

Song based on black folktale about monkey and buzzard

Military - military planes - pin-up girls - freedom - stars and stripes

military badges - stars - pins - rankings - uniforms

War posters, flying, planes - propellors, wings, gliders, animal wings, feathers

Orderly - following orders - whistle - PT - training 

I have also put together my mood board, which I used pinterest for: https://www.pinterest.com/ceinderella/straighten-up-and-fly-right/

Here are my warm-up sketches:

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Sketches.. I kind of had my heart set on one, but I did another sketch anyways...

I like the second one much better.

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And this is my final inking! I am open to any suggestions, feedback and critique :) Thank you!

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