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      10-22-2011 09:49 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by przemson View Post
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      Not to bash your work, it is technically proficient, but you're basically taking someone else's art, a photograph, and copying it in a different medium. It's a good exercise, but I would encourage you to explore observational drawing of real life objects and coming up with new and interesting compositions or ideas.
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      10-22-2011 09:57 PM #37
      Talk about patience! Awesome.
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      10-22-2011 10:16 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      Not to bash your work, it is technically proficient, but you're basically taking someone else's art, a photograph, and copying it in a different medium. It's a good exercise, but I would encourage you to explore observational drawing of real life objects and coming up with new and interesting compositions or ideas.
      Most automotive artists work from photos. I personally know quite a few of them as I was once on the art selection committee for the Meadow Brook Concours. All of the AFAS artists I've met work from photos, so I don't understand your point. Replicating a photograph is a very difficult thing to pull off, so it's not mere copying.

      Here's a painting that was made from a photograph I took. The artist borrowed the work for a show of AFAS artists and they placed it in the show's most prominent spot. I don't think that drawing from photographs is frowned upon in the automotive fine art world.

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      10-22-2011 10:22 PM #39
      This is the photo I took.

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      10-22-2011 10:24 PM #40
      can you explain your process?
      after seeing the photo and then your drawing i can't help but think it's traced.

      the attention to detail is remarkable, i would love to know how you do it and how long it takes you

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      10-22-2011 10:48 PM #41
      We're about to find out. I've commissioned our new friend from Poland to do a black and white drawing of a color photograph for me. He's agreed to send me progress pictures. Maybe he'll post a narrative with them.
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    7. 10-23-2011 01:15 AM #42
      I wil try to show you the whole process on Barrys car drawing.
      Starting from Wednesday.

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      10-23-2011 03:58 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Most automotive artists work from photos. I personally know quite a few of them as I was once on the art selection committee for the Meadow Brook Concours. All of the AFAS artists I've met work from photos, so I don't understand your point. Replicating a photograph is a very difficult thing to pull off, so it's not mere copying.
      If it's common in the market it I'm not going to **** on przemson's thread but I'd be interested in exploring this topic if you want to make a thread in the Art/Design forum.
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      10-23-2011 01:51 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      If it's common in the market it I'm not going to **** on przemson's thread but I'd be interested in exploring this topic if you want to make a thread in the Art/Design forum.
      Not only is it common, it's the norm. It has been the norm for hundreds of years. The great Dutch Master, Vermeer, used Optic Obscurahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscurato produce what some would call the finest works of the era. I don't see how this would change the value of the hand work.

      Here's a perfect example. I own the original of Dan McCrary's "Exhausted", that was clearly done from a photograph. That's why the reflections are so accurate. This is a watercolor, BTW.

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      10-23-2011 02:12 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not only is it common, it's the norm. It has been the norm for hundreds of years. The great Dutch Master, Vermeer, used Optic Obscurahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscurato produce what some would call the finest works of the era. I don't see how this would change the value of the hand work.
      At that time, camera obscura was a tool for artists to create a more realistic painting. Now, thanks to the invention of the camera, creating realistic artwork is just a matter of pushing a button and developing film or transferring files. The artistic element is not gone though, as the photographer has to study light, color, composition to create their work.

      Many will use a photo as a reference for something more abstract or a different piece altogether.
      If you are copying someone else's photo, you are not doing any of the creative parts of creating artwork, instead taking the place of Kinko's. Yes, it's a laborious task to do by hand and not everyone has the patience or skill with a pencil.
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      10-23-2011 03:17 PM #47
      I'll speculate that in the case of a classic car photo, what is gained from a manual reproduction is a romantic and nostalgic look and feel that is consistent with the subject matter. It also allows the artist to enhance that feel with abstraction. Faces are indistinct, unnecessary details are removed. It changes from a photo of a specific event, "your car" and "your wife," to a timeless photo of "a car" and "a woman." It could be anyone at any point in time. Furthermore, if you took the photo and commissioned a manual reproduction, the piece has added meaning to you. All valid and good things.
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      10-23-2011 03:37 PM #48
      Those are nice man... what size paper do you mostly use? and are those pencil drawings or paint?
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      10-23-2011 03:37 PM #49
      Wow man you are seriously talented! I love your work That RS5... OMG
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      10-23-2011 03:52 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by bmann View Post
      I'll speculate that in the case of a classic car photo, what is gained from a manual reproduction is a romantic and nostalgic look and feel that is consistent with the subject matter. It also allows the artist to enhance that feel with abstraction. Faces are indistinct, unnecessary details are removed. It changes from a photo of a specific event, "your car" and "your wife," to a timeless photo of "a car" and "a woman." It could be anyone at any point in time. Furthermore, if you took the photo and commissioned a manual reproduction, the piece has added meaning to you. All valid and good things.
      Great response. You obviously understand that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

      Here's another pencil drawing that we have. The detail and composition is so fine that it looks like a photograph. This artist, too, uses photos of reality and combines them for his final layout. This is so far beyond the threshold of copying that I truly consider it art.

      http://www.bjurstromstudio.com/

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      10-23-2011 04:12 PM #51


      that's pretty cool.

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    17. 10-23-2011 04:26 PM #52
      Thank you guys for all the good words
      And thanks Barry
      I can just say that the only way( for me) to do a good detailed car drawing is to use a good high resolution images. I wont seat in the street in front of ferrari for the whole day to catch some nice reflections
      There is no fun for me to draw apples and bottles in my own made composition.

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      10-23-2011 04:42 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by VierSpeed View Post


      Very nice.
      I will seriously pay you for this drawing.
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      10-23-2011 04:49 PM #54
      Do you have access to having giclees done of your work? They can be sold inexpensively and still give you a nice return on your efforts. I only collect original artwork, but many prefer prints.
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      10-23-2011 05:15 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiny4cyl View Post
      Came for this.

      Also acceptable:

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      10-23-2011 05:19 PM #56
      Love that episode.
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    22. 10-25-2011 02:54 PM #57
      Hi guys

      Just added a new drawing
      Porsche 917 from 24h Le Mans rece

      http://przemus.deviantart.com/

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      10-25-2011 03:01 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by przemson View Post
      Hi guys

      Just added a new drawing
      Porsche 917 from 24h Le Mans rece

      http://przemus.deviantart.com/

      Favorite car evar!! love the work

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      10-25-2011 03:21 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiny4cyl View Post
      It's realistic. Body. Four wheels. Antenna to pick up FM radio (perhaps in HD?) A bubble for you and your passenger. Hey, it's a clearly a car.
      and horns here, here, and here.

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      10-25-2011 04:37 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by przemson View Post
      I wil try to show you the whole process on Barrys car drawing.
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      10-25-2011 04:50 PM #61
      I can't wait. This is the picture that he will be turning into a black and white drawing for me. For those that have seen the other pieces that I've commissioned, my wife has always been in the finished picture. It's my way of immortalizing her. I've done that in a number of medium, including a life-cast of her head and her hands. Those freaked her mother out, but it's really no different than all the portraits of wives you see in museums that were commissioned by men of means.

      This photo is very special to me because I nearly lost her to cancer last year about this time. This picture has special significance to me because she was back on her feet, fit, healthy and getting back into the classic car world we share and immensely enjoy. It's special in another way because my wife and I physically built the house in the background. One of these days I'll post the build on that.

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      10-25-2011 05:28 PM #62
      This is the one by Etienne. It's all CG. It lacks the richness of a pencil drawing or painting. I like it, but I don't love it. It's highly detailed, but lacks that final finesse that hand work provides.

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      10-25-2011 10:59 PM #63
      wow, awesome drawings

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      10-25-2011 11:19 PM #64
      That Porsche 917 is just amazing

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      10-25-2011 11:24 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by przemson View Post
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      wow dude you have some serious talent. I saved the majority of those
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      10-26-2011 12:01 AM #66
      Drawing from a photo (without tracing) isn't easy.

      These are spectacular.

      I wish I had kept drawing because of you.

      Damn.

    32. 10-26-2011 02:23 AM #67
      Thanks guys not very modest but I'm very happy with the final result

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      10-26-2011 08:13 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      watching...
      It begins with a sketch to make sure the proportions are correct. Everything is freehand from this point.

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      10-26-2011 08:37 AM #69
      Amazing work! When it comes to drawing cars, using reference photos is usually the only option. Odds are the car you want to draw is hard to find parked outside where you can observe it, and the owner might not want you sitting in his garage for a couple days. Even when the photo and the finished drawing look very similar, there were still dozens of decisions and compromises the artist did to recreate and interpret what was in the photo. Even if the photo was straight up traced, you can't trace a shade gradient, it takes a lot of talent to get it to look right.
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      10-26-2011 09:14 AM #70
      Where can i give you money for some of your fantastic work?

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