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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Designing a Large Spaceship with Straightedges

Dreadnaught

Like small spaceships, large spaceship designs don’t have to relate to reality. Here visual impact is paramount; it’s more about looking cool than looking real.

Tools

Surface

Post-it Note pad, 3" × 3" (8cm × 8cm)

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Markers

Black; Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%

Other

8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge

12-inch (30cm) metal ruler

Blue line pencil

Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint

Fine-tip black pen

Pointed round kolinsky sable brush, 116" (2mm) diameter

Small and large ellipse guides, sizes 10°– 80°

White vinyl eraser

STEP 1: Post-it Sketch

Sketch a rough thumbnail on a Post-it Note ...

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