OOPS TYPO should have said Me 263
Nice work TKI, Looks good
You can take a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead!
Looks great as an ME 263, rubbish as an ME 163! ;-)
Nicely done, TKI. Great job on the emblem as well. Have you seen the German aircraft designs at Luft 46. If you haven't they're a great resource for future illustrations.
I have always admired the artwork on Luft '46. Do you know what software those guys use? Probably all 3D I suspect.
I too am a big fan of flying wings and tailess aircraft, in particular Lippisch designs.
I recall that perhaps you were using RC Cad to set up your perspective views somehow. Is that correct?
Wouldn't it be neat to have a scaled-down Lippisch ME-163... like the first propeller-driven prototypes... you could probably glide across the USA on a gallon of gas!
Good drawing, TKI. More! Glad the war ended before the 263 could go into volume production. They were sure coming up with a lot of very inventive designs -- I think both the Korean War MiGs and Sabrejets were spinoffs of German projects, weren't they?
I believe most of the work at Luft 46 is 3D.
I do use RC Cad to make the wireframe for my illustrations. I just need a very crude example to get the basic shape. It's very limited but fast. A good 3D program to use for more advanced work is Blender.
Some of the traditional painters use plastic models photographed in the sunlight to get the shadows and light for their paintings , but you first have to find and build the model you want. There's still a lot of paintings copied from photographs. Virtually no one draws them free hand with all the compound curves. Descriptive geometry is another process used by some. Best thing to do is try them all and see which method you like.
Jon, I think you're right about the swept back wings on the Sabre and Mig.