Few comments guys
You planned to draw Project 69N ?
thank you for your comments/critiques.
To answer your question: If you are mean the version with the Bismarck-like turrets (I thought the letter was 'I'?). No. To me the original version with the 12 inch turrets is by far the most beautiful version, if not the most beautiful warship ever planned (to be correct, not only planned but she was already under construction and the hull itself was already clearly visible). The turrets look like a turtle shell (also with the Sovietsky Sojuz). Simply fascinating. It's a tragedy that the world has never seen these ships in reality as it is the case with many other planned but not realized warships. But thankfully we have a lot of skilled artists here who are able to bring these ships back to us. Again, thanks a lot to all artists here for these fantastic sites! No, I will not bring the Kronshtadt with the 15 inch turrets of Bismarck.
Concerning the drawing:
you are correct. Most of he details you mentioned I have left out intentionally (the bent bollards - too tiny for me to draw the correct rendering; the boat booms - they disturb the topview and are somehow bulky. Some other details were not even in my mind (e.g. the Лrailings you mentioned, or the MG's etc.).
Which version? Good question. I don't know. The sources I have (you already shared it here) don't show dates, though the Gangut plan has something written on it but so small I am at best will not able to decipher anything. If you (or anybody else here) can recommend some good sources, please do it.
The bulge. I know that the bulge shown here is not drawn as it appears in reality. But I wanted a bulge because of the topview which shows partly the bulge. A topview with bulge and a sideview without it would be nonsense. But I wanted a 3D like bulge. So I draw line after line, always varying with the closest next colour to get the smoothest blending without disturbing edges. Concerning the middle section of the bulge, in my opinion it fits somehow, but the ends......NOT. I know. But I wanted ASAP to publish the ship. Anyway, this method is called "Gradient shadowing" and is according to the rules here (thank you Gollevainen and Colosseum - but have yet to read it
) not allowed. So I already have a "simpler" bulge which contains the disturbing edges, but still don't know how it is "gradient shading" or not. We will see how the board react.
So, comments, critiques, hints etc. are always welcome. I am still a beginner and I want to learn doing things better.