Join Brad Neal for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Technical Illustration: Creating a Cutaway.
I'd like to preface this movie with this. Creating this entire technical illustration took me hours upon hours. And so for educational purposes, I needed to get this information into a short form course. So inevitably, I had to jump ahead in certain sections. But I think I gave you most of the tools you'll need to re-create this illustration if you'll simply follow along and go through each and every exercise. So I really do encourage you to dive in, build, fail a few times, and learn.
If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you might want to copy them to the desktop as I've done here so that they're easily accessible to you at all times. You'll find that inside of this folder is another folder that corresponds to each one of the chapters in the course. To access an exercise file, just open up the chapter folder, and then double click on the exercise file to launch it in the application. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can still follow along using your own files, or simply sit back and watch as I walk you through each individual exercise.
- Being technically accurate
- Choosing your style
- Researching reference artwork
- Creating the initial cutaway
- Working with blends and color
- Adding grain and final details