Originally posted by Kosh@Jun 16 2004, 11:31 AM
[b]Do we have illustrators who can do technical drawings without computers? I mean drawings like Clark, Millar did during WW 2 or drawings like published in e.g. Der Motorwagen (reprinted in WW1 Aero). IMHO computer drawings look bland. The best collection of tech drawings that I have seen is definitely the Junkers Jumo 211 parts handbook. Original Bristol Hercules handbook is also something that I have never seen even approached by computer stuff.
Yeah, you have a point
tech illustration does tend to be pretty bland.
And some of the old hand drawn stuff had a little more personality.
But, you have to remeber that this is almost exclusivly a commercial enterprise.
As such, time is a key factor.
in fact, it is often the primary driver on a job.
and doing this stuff by hand takes far longer.
so - no I don't think you will find old style (pre-computer) tech illustration anywhere.
but, I still know how to do it
well I think I can remember.
and I'll bet i can find all the tools in the bottom of a box somewhere.
But, even this 2D vector stuff is kind of old fashioned anymore.
3D modeling has taken over just about everywhere.
and the whole tech Illustration proffesion is rapidly disappearing