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Old 08-09-2017, 06:16 PM
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Shiloh

These two drawings are of cannons at Pittsburgh Landing , Gen Grants line at Shiloh in Tenn. the dense forest beyond the little road and the leaf canopie are hard to depict. I keep returning to these drawings and will keep working on the.

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Re: Shiloh

I've been there - as well as a number of other Civil War battlefields. I think the perspective on the first drawing is a bit off - the far wheel seems too small considering the actual size of what appears to be a howitzer. But you're on the right track here ... will look forward to seeing how these progress.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:11 AM
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Re: Shiloh

Sparrowhawk ,
You are right on.
I'll redo that big gun.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:27 PM
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Re: Shiloh

Reworking this drawing


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Old 08-10-2017, 02:28 PM
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Re: Shiloh

I think you are pretty close with the gun carriage and the gun itself, but both wheels are on different perspective axes. Notice how the near wheel is angled somewhat more in the reference. This will throw off the far wheel as well. It's a bit hard to explain and your drawing is fairly close ... yet far enough off to be noticed. But also notice the angle of the axle ...



You actually picked a fairly complex subject due to those ellipses. I tried to draw a cannon with crew once but just could not get the gun to look right. The thing with ellipses is that viewers will notice the slightest mistake in symetry because we see them all the time which makes them difficult. But you are pretty close here except for the far wheel. Fix the angle of the axle and then you may be much closer.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:29 PM
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Re: Shiloh

Thanks you've been very helpful.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:56 PM
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Re: Shiloh

Here is a photo of that cannon hopefully with improvement. The smudges and need of very sharp pencils is a constant challenge




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You're getting closer each time ... I think the axle is now about right. The near wheel though is leaning out a little at the top but is now about on axis. The far wheel is better too but is also leaning out at the top a bit.

This is a tutorial at Mike SIbley's website that might be helpful ... https://sibleyfineart.com/tutorial--draw-ellipses.htm
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