Originally posted by macoran
One thing that has kept buggering me..(there I go again)... I can't help it...it keeps on buggering me
Did you use a lot of the Letraset kit to get all of the dot/dot/dot shading done ?
What about the carbon "dotting" Tony ? How is that done ?
I hate to think of you being buggered, Marc, so I will put you out of your misery! If by dot/dot/dot shading you mean the stippling on the B&W cutaways, such as the tyre side-walls etc., that is done with an 0.3 Rapidograph pen, you just dot, dot,.....dot until the job is done. Actually it is not as tedious as it sounds, and although I have never heard of a speed record, I was pretty fast! The hardest part is spacing the dots so you dont get clumps or obvious gaps, it ruins the final effect. The air-filter on the ink-line version of the Ilmor V10 was a lot of stippling, and may
have been 0.4, but tyres are not too big and castings have lots of shapes to accentuate, which helps with the tedium.
The cross-hatching, for so it is called, on the carbon bits of colour cutaways is paint put on with a ruling pen - one of those lovely old tools that will probably not be available much longer. I used German ruling pens with 'hard' tips, as gouache is surprisingly abrasive on water colour board, standard 'soft' tips wear away very quickly. However, the 'hard' tips are fragile, and a snapped tip is a pain as the pens were - at the turn of the Century - about £100 each.