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    Environment and hardware starting point

    Hallo people. I began to draw various Vehicles, ships and environments. As for learning environments it is clear that i need to draw buildings, nature from real life. But vehicles, i can draw cars from real life, but how about aircrafts and some other human made things? I don't know where can i draw aircraft sitting in front of it How you people solved this problem?

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    Where do you live? In the US there are many, many airforce and private-sponsored air museums that one can make a day trip to and draw/take reference. Otherwise, you can go out to a toy or hobby shop and buy some models (which are pretty well detailed).

    There's always website and book ref too.

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    If there are any large forces bases near you chances are they have an open day/air show or something, you can shoot as many photos as you want.
    My mum has photos from when I was a kid of me in a Harrier cockpit, in an AA gun rig on a Destroyer etc.
    There were main battle tanks parked in the city square where I live a few months back, some army recruitment/pimp my army thing.

    ^Also, museums, websites, books, model kits are good shouts as enthusiasts of this kinda stuff tend to be accuracy nuts.

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    I live in Lithuania. This is little country. So little army are. What if i draw from photos? Buying models not so good idea because of money.

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    Or you can go to your local airport and draw planes that lands and takes off

    Also if there is no real life experience you can get, then get books and look at images, google is a wonderful source

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    You can draw from photos. Take a look at a major photo stock site (like corbis.com) and see what you find.

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    Thanks for all your answers. I will follow your advise.

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    Maybe you guys can offer some books about enviroment and vehicle drawing? There are a lot out there about figure drawing but i can't find something about man made things.

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    How to Draw Cars the Hot Wheels Way is so far the best book that I have seen on drawing automobiles, or any mechanical object. It sounds like a kid's book, but it is actually very detailed when it comes to perspective and starting an industrial design like drawing. It was used as a textbook in the industrial design department at a school where I went for a bit. Plus, it's cheap.

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    thanks

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