- Jun 5, 2009
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- Camp Verde, Arizona USA
Yep, truly beautiful work, and the line width issue was why we were taught with lining pens. Heavy lines outlining part drawings, finer lines detailing dimension extension lines, finer lines still for dimension lines and arrow points,a41capt said:
My projects in my drafting classes (1965 to 1970) always ended with ink on vellum, including the hand lettering (anyone else remember TOM Q VAXZY? ). I’m not sure I could still ink with a lining pen, or even think of a reason to try! Nothing more fun that watching the ink run under your triangle on the vertical lines…
If you’re doing that kind of work GreenTwin, I’m definitely impressed!!!
I would not say I am doing Kozo-level work, although I did learn pen and ink on vellum in drafting classes back in the 1980's, and made all of my engineering drawings by hand in the pre-CAD pre-computer days, using pencil on vellum, and sometimes ink on vellum (generally ink was used for Leroy lettering).
But rather I try to mimic the Kozo-style of layout, flow, spacing, clarity, contrast between various lines, etc.
Kozo is the master.
I am a little Kozo wannabe, and I understand I will never be a Kozo.
Below is an example of Kozo's work from Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading, Jan/Feb 2020, Vol. 54, No.01, pages 36, 37.
What I like about Kozo's work is the variation in line width, which gives 3D depth to a 2D drawing, the absolute clarity to each part, the dimension layout and spacing, and the dashed leaders showing association with mating parts in his isometrics.
Not only does Kozo produce very clear and useful drawings, but in my opinion he produces works of art too.
His top, side, left, right, bottom, views always align with the front view, and in general, the drawings are intuitive to read and understand.
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Fine lines for sectioned drawings, on and on, and on. Lots of hard work and an occasional ruined drawing with not paying attention, not to mention waiting for ink to dry on vellum, but the blue line prints at the end were SO worth it! No such thing as computers and plotters with reproducible work back then…
Thanks for sharing GreenTwin!