If my insanely detailed trip reports haven’t yet convinced you that I’m a total airline nerd, then what you’re about to see ought to do it. Would you believe that I actually get enjoyment out of creating side view illustrations of aircraft in my favorite airline liveries? That pretty much pegs the nerd-alert meter as far as it’ll go, I know, but we’ve all got our weird little quirks and illustrating aircraft just happens to be mine.

I’ve been illustrating aircraft since about 2011 or so for my other online brand (Norebbo), and over the years some of that work has trickled over here. Since most of you are here for my airline reviews anyway (who cares about hotel and lounge reviews, right?) I figured it makes sense to dedicate a page here on sanspotter.com featuring some of my Norebbo-branded artwork. What you see here is only the tip of the iceberg, and I’ve got a lot more of these illustrations on my other blog, so do check them out if you’re as big of an airline nerd as I am.


Icelandair 767-319/ER rendering

Icelandair 767-319/ER

Philippine Airlines 777-300 side profile

Philippine Airlines 777-3F6/ER

Emirates A380-800 Year of Zayed 2018 special livery by Norebbo

Emirates A380-800 “Year of Zayed 2018” special livery

United Express CRJ-200 illustration by norebbo

United Express CRJ-200

Hainan Airlines 787-8 illustration by norebbo

Hainan Airlines 787-8

Edelweiss Air A340 rendering by Norebbo

Edelweiss Air A340-313

Lufthansa Airbus A340-313 rendering

Lufthansa A340-313

Alaska Airlines new livery illustration

Alaska Airlines 737-990/ER in the new 2016 livery

Emirates 777-200 side view

Emirates 777-21H/ER

Korean Air A380-861 side view

Korean Air A380-861

Air New Zealand 787-9 side view

Air New Zealand 787-9

Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 side view

Japan Airlines 787-8

Side view rendering of an Akaska Airlines 737-990/ER

American Airlines 757-200 illustration by norebbo

American Airlines 757-200

American Airlines A321 side view

American Airlines A321

Virgin America A319 rendering by Norebbo

Virgin America A319