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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Designing a Dinosaur Beast of Burden

Labor Beast

Designing exotic creatures is about not straying too far from reality. Small alterations to familiar objects are all you need to create exotic designs. Restraint is often the secret.

Tools

Surface

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

Markers

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

Other

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

12-inch (30cm) metal ruler

Air marker system

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: Thumbnail Sketch

Sketching small, 3" × 2" (8cm × 5cm), rough in the basic ...

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