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The High Mile Club?  Lol  big_smile

As for the cutaway, even though the perspective seems a bit... wrong, I do like self-made cutaways still!  Unfortunately my lack of skill where drawing is concerned limits me to deckplans. 

I'm not sure by a floating.. uhm, club, or hotel, would require missile launchers though?


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Here's another fine diagram....


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Ottens, would you believe there's a drafting Machine on "The boy Mechanic" that would teach you to draw?


Basically, freehand drawing is none but 2 things:

You draw what's there, and avoid "describing" instead,

You learn by buying a pack of 100 sheets of Photocopier A4 paper, and draw to your hart's content, believe me, when you get to the last sheet, you've lost the fear to draw.

That little machine on the Ebook makes it easier for you to learn to draw, because it's all done with mirrors, and a common glass.

You see the object/landscape, and draw on the paper, like drawing on a window on foggy mornings, it's as easy as that! 

It's on page 551.


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Lol!  What a delightful contraption indeed  big_smile

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Works like a charm! big_smile


In operation the rays of light coming from any given object, such as the arrow AB, strike the inclined mirror and are reflected downward. On striking the inclined glass a portion of the light is again reflected and the rays entering the eye of the operator produce the virtual image on the aper as shown. The general outlines may be sketched in quickly, leaving the details to be worked up later. This arrangement may be used for interior work when the illumination is good.

Got to build one, myself, if you're interested, I'll post the thing's picture.


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Oh yes please do! wink

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Here they are, but they're not artwork! big_smile

Here's the Sketcher folded:

Here, unfolded:

Here, assembled:

Finally, the arrow at the left points where you look from, the middle one, the aperture where you look trough, and the right one, where you see the mirror,that points to the subject, landscape, object, person, Etc.

You can also see the black arrows pointing to the wires that go trough holes in the cardboard, a better version of this is pending...



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How wonderful!  big_smile  From the diagram I hadn't gathered that one was able to fold it -- now you can take it with you and paint anywhere!

19 (edited by edgarinventor 2008-03-17 10:51)

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That's the idea! big_smile

Did you've noticed that it is built with 5 pieces of thick Cardboard, a light Mirror, an Acrylic plate, and Duct Tape?

Add some self adhesive Velcro, where to see the wires and holes, the easiest thing to do!


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A recent airship-find...


By Martin Caceres, or "Lebbeus".