that's pretty cool.
that's pretty cool.
"We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa
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.
A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one."
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.
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.
Current Stable: 99 528iT, 87 325is, 58 Lincoln Premiere, 94 NSX
Gone but not Forgotten: 88 M5, 69 MG, 98 Golf, 07 GTI, 10 CC, 13 Mustang GT, 90 Miata Turbo
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