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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Designing a Small Interior Compartment

Single-Person Fighter Cockpit

Spaceship cockpits are complex spaces, and function is key to making these interiors believable. Since they are built around a person, any errors in ergonomics can spell disaster for the design.

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)

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

White vinyl eraser

STEP 1: Establish Perspective Lines

With the blue pencil ...

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