This is a great piece; the color tones are very nice and subtle -- the craft reminded me of one from the Thunderbirds I used to watch as a kid (Major difference: this one's bigger in scale, and the tail section is notable)
selicial-chan yeah you should buy a tablet. The bamboo series is not THAT ex, and it really really helps your drawing skills. At least it helped me very much. Maybe you can look for a 2nd-handed one from ebay.
i almost didn't believe you when you said you had little experience in doing such realistic machines cus this picture is AWESOME! its very good, truly ^_^ i like the lighting flare you did for the engine fire and the colors for this pic are quite soft and calming.
thanks for your comments! yes, first time drawing an aircraft (or other transportation machines). The only other time I draw realistic metal stuff was that I drew a giant robot. I used quite a lot of references though, cos I'm just not familiar with them.
But still I'm more interested in anime boys and girls