Editor Dan Wise asked me to do the cover illustration for Business New Hampshire magazine’s July 1989 issue on Pease’s makeover from a SAC base to a industrial/office park. It’s done with markers and colored pencils, a style I use for architectural renderings (see this page of my website for more in that technique). This style has been made very popular by Michael Doyle’s book “Color Drawing”, which is recommended for anyone who wants to learn a very accessible rendering technique.
Pease’s entrance was far more interesting when it was an air base than afterwards. This drawing shows the handsome little guard house that was there, and also one of several airplanes that were parked, museum fashion, out on the lawn. A rather sinister reference to the purpose of the place was visible in the mushroom cloud insignia for one of the military units stationed there (just barely visible on the sign in this drawing). Here you can see a much better view of that insignia and also photos of Pease’s military history. Here is more history on a page which also includes a bomb’s eye view of the base from about two miles up.