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birdhs
03-17-2014, 09:52 PM
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Camp Sawdust Studios

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-003-450.jpg

Starting off from a Photoshopped image that I took
wanted it to capture the complexity of the pieces

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-DSCN8745-450.jpg

grabbed a 16x20 that had a previous piece painted over in black
did the drawing in yellow cad light

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-DSCN8798-450.jpg

started with colors to create essence of the shape

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-DSCN8831-450.jpg

gears were a challenge to keep spacing even and keep shape correct

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-DSCN8832-450.jpg

more gears, smaller circles but the sprocket points have remain even

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-DSCN8833-450.jpg

this kept getting trickier and trickier....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2014/110200-2014-02-26-Business-Bikes-013-E2-sprocket-003-Chains-of-Love-16x20-oil-final-450.jpg

Adding the chain in orange was to bring color across the sprocket to give it depth

This now finished...?:angel:

Thanxferlookitingagin

greggo

ChristyQ
03-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Fantastic!

birdhs
03-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Christy- Thanx so much!

gingery
03-18-2014, 12:41 AM
This is great! I admire you for even attempting something so precise.

Happy creating,
ginger

davefriend
03-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Love your title. You sure picked a complex one to do! The orange chain is a great addition. To me it seems like you started from a more abstract photo and then brought it into a more representational state.

birdhs
03-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Ginger- Thanx so much!

I started to think about halfway through that this should just be abandoned....

birdhs
03-18-2014, 07:00 AM
Dave==taanxaloot!

"...you started from a more abstract photo and then brought it into a more representational state."

Sometimes what I imagined just doesn't happen.

lazyrider
03-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Nice work Greggo, and appreciate the step by step.
Love a clean chain and cluster.

phil

birdhs
03-18-2014, 11:07 AM
phil-tanxferlooookin

the original phot was taken inside a bike shop and the chrome just caught the light well

lots of sparkle

did not create that feeling on this painting
maybe the next time I paint this I'll get more spurkle zippinz

trufflecat
03-18-2014, 08:51 PM
I like the way you emphasized the chain winding around and using the bright orange to make it really pop. All the colors are very good. A great design, too!

Trier
03-18-2014, 10:15 PM
Terrific job greggo on a subject I would never attempt because of the complexity and precision required. Much easier to shift them than paint them.

Regards,
Trier

birdhs
03-18-2014, 11:07 PM
Susan-- tanxsoomunch!

The decision to do the chain in orange was because I thought the painting needed a COI, albeit a winding one. Sounds like others liked the idea too.

birdhs
03-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Trier - tanxaloot!

"... Much easier to shift them than paint them...."

well... maybe for you! I was looking at all those gears and wondering who came up with this system? It looks confusing.

Due to a bad back I can no longer ride bikes, but I couldn't afford one of these top-end bikes anyway. They sure are fancy tho'

olive.oyl
03-19-2014, 07:26 AM
You probably have enough photos to work from but I went to an old car show recently (nice sunny day) and have so many "good" pictures just sitting in a folder being useless...bright red interiors, grill work, motors, shiny reflective surfaces, sexy curves...

If you want any, PM me.

If not...that's an incredibly hard subject to tackle (IMO) and this one, as well as your other pieces), look real good!

birdhs
03-19-2014, 08:58 AM
OO--you are sooo generous! I would suggest you add them to the Image Reference Library so anyone can enjoy them.

abstractca
03-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Greg, such fun to see the process, thanks for sharing the steps...lot's of hard work goes into it...thought processing
Great colors! Love this, such a colorful piece

birdhs
03-19-2014, 12:33 PM
abs-- tanxferlookiy

always glad to share

jhunsberger
03-19-2014, 07:15 PM
This is really cool

Katie Black
03-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Love it..the addition of the orange chain just makes it all come together beautifully!

birdhs
03-19-2014, 09:44 PM
john--thanx fer sharing!

I am a sucker for compliments....

birdhs
03-19-2014, 09:45 PM
Katie-- Tanxsoomunchers!

Do you have lots of colorful bikes down in your part of the world?
I've seen the colorful homes and jeeps....

Katie Black
03-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Katie-- Tanxsoomunchers!

Do you have lots of colorful bikes down in your part of the world?
I've seen the colorful homes and jeeps....


Not so much actually, but that's mainly because the roads are dangerous, full of pot holes!! but your right regarding the homes, many are painted in greens, oranges, blues, and purples...:)

birdhs
03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
You should share some pix from down there with us!

Katie Black
03-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Actually I have been thinking for a while about taking some photos of these charming, colourful little houses, maybe when it cools off a bit at some point I might venture out and do just that...