I began thinking about this, when I read my first Perry Rhodan issue (#1183, 'Zwischen Licht und Finsternis),
the cutaway in this issue was called 'Flottentender der Bisonklasse' by Ralf Meyer.
I was very impressed. I then started drawing a little bit like these artists and finished my first
cutaway in 1984 at the age of 12. I liked it a lot and started learning (most of these old pics are ...funny now). I drew LOTS of cutaways and most of them didn't leave my
desk, but I tried to publish several, until one was accepted (TS-Cordoba, 1988).
By that time, I had contact to the established artists and the "fandom", and in the coming years (until 1993 when I attended university) I published
one or two cutaways a year.
My equipment grew from just one technical pen (0.25mm Rotring) and three ellipse stencils to 13 pens and 15 stencils, and because
small pens either tend to break when you use them alot or to dry and stop working when you use them little, not all of them were
working at the same time ;-)
Though I haven't continued doing cutaways after my first year at university, I'm still looking
forward to start again someday, and maybe do this on a regular basis. So, if you like my work and need some ideas
for your next blockbuster scifi-movie, don't be shy and call me ;-)