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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Rendering a Sleek Fighter Plane

Multiwing Stealth Fighter Plane

Designing and rendering a sleek, shiny vehicle is a tough challenge. Keeping the design clean and having a clear understanding of reflective surfaces are key.

For this demo, I’d like to show you one effective technique for rendering shiny machines. I’ve used this method with traditional art materials in the past. Here I’ve updated it for use with the computer. The multiwing design will provide plenty of shiny surfaces to render.

Tools

Surface

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

Markers

Black

Other

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

Blue line pencil

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

Fine-tip black pen

Small and large ellipse ...

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