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AJM

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on: July 31, 2015, 08:47:28 AM
Taking encouragement from my first foray into the Fighter Plane art world, I thought I would have another go...
Relatively pleased, apart from the air intake being out of line... >:(

But one thing that gets me is the lettering (in this case numbers on the tail). I know I have the wrong angle (should be sloping down, left to right) but I was trying really hard to simply not write them in my normal hand-writing. I guess I need to dis-associate the characters from being 'numbers'... but it is really hard to do.

Any hints or tips?


The original is here...
http://wugange.com/war-plane-26953-hd-wallpapers.html
Adrian


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Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 09:07:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Adrian an excellent drawing. Yes, the perspective in your numbering is not angled correctly as you said but that is a minor adjustment which the more experienced artists will be able to advise you on.  As for the air intake being out of line, who would know that except for a qualified airman.  I don't even know what that means :uglystupid2: .  Anyway, I think you did a sterling job.




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Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 10:32:22 AM
Reminds me of industrial drafting courses... ions ago.

I think it would be safe to find the vanishing point and put the writing in that space.  So one line would be the top of the tail, and the second the bottom of the tail... but since this is not visible I think the top line of the wing would do the trick.  I don't have access to the class to check with Nolan's original, but you can see if this works.

Good luck.  Beautiful drawing by the way  :clap:
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Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 06:46:53 PM
Adrian,

Great job on this.  At first it looked like more than one plane, but when I looked at the reference photo and see that it is one.  Maybe compare your shading more closely to the original.  Or maybe it's my eyes.

Otherwise - super good on the details!

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Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 12:03:22 AM
Thanks for the advice about the VP... and thanks for the encouragement!

...Annie, this wasn't a class, but after I did the Fighter class, I tried a different picture.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2015, 12:05:57 AM by AJM »
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Reply #5 on: August 02, 2015, 05:37:22 AM
Nicely done Adrian.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 06:41:32 PM
It explains why I did not find it.  Good for you to do a different image, and not just copycat. 

I am just beginning to learn art drawing/painting, but I did some tech drafting way past.  Enjoyed it and was pretty good at it, at least got an excellent mark for the courses.  Saying that, I have to admit it is much easier to answer someone question then to see my own errors.   Ask Mea, I am just about to drive her crazy!

As for art, I am at the copycat stage  ???  I thought I should stick to buildings, but I would miss all the fun... so I won't.

Your drawing is very well done.  I see that the fence has a good VP, so you got it for sure.
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