Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saratoga Cockpit In-Progress

Thought I'd take a shot at doing a different type of technical illustration by drawing the cockpit interior of my previous cross-section in finer and more precise detail than the previous cross-section. I have to paint this soon as well as do another illustration plus an illustration of the engine assembly for the Saratoga. End of the semester can always be intense! The drawing above is graphite on paper and probably took about 5 hours. (Don't really have time for much more! :P)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saratoga Cross-section Final

It's finished! After delaying all the rest of my homework :/ I have finished painting and labeling this thing. 80% of the time went in to painting this. I'm guessing over time I'll learn how to be faster at painting. It's watercolor and acrylic in Corel Painter X/11.
*on a side note: people in space need to figure out how to get better, longer lasting paint. It's rare to find non-scuffed spaceships anymore! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saratoga Space Fighter Cross-section Progress and Process

I first start out with a rough sketch. It sometimes helps just doing it on tracing paper so I can quickly test my proportions to a photo image just in case. As well, I can do rough perspective lines underneath.
Next I start on top of a copy of the sketch deciding what and where I might cut away or cut into.Next I draw a 3point perspective 'grid' over my sketch to prepare for the overlay.Then I begin to pencil in detail over the grid and sketch base.Here is the completed pencil work. The design bottom right will be adjusted and most likely shrunk. Their will also be labeling of what most things are. After I ink it today/tomorrow morning I will begin digital painting of the Saratoga class Space Fighter based off of the Lego Fighter earlier posted in my blog. I believe the post is the last of 2008.