Here is the latest cutaway drawing I have been working on. Its a cutaway view of the museum in the medieval guildhall in Boston, Lincolnshire. It is to illustrate a booklet aimed at encouraging visitors to the small Lincolnshire town. There are cells on the ground floor which held some of the Pilgrim Fathers before they went to America. Colour is being added to finish it off.
Yes Tim, it was set up by hand. Its a bit easier in isometric projection than it would be in perspective. The angle on my set square is set at 27.5 degrees rather than the usual 30 degrees which helps reduce the distortion at the right hand side a bit. Sketchup might well help a bit but it wouldn’t save me much time with much of the detail.
Here is the finished artwork, now awaiting sign off from the authors of the book it is intended for. The finished piece is roughly A3 size but will need a reduction of about 70% to fit the book, one of EH’s ‘Informed Conservation’ series that measure 210 x 210mm.