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XQB
08-08-2014, 06:00 PM
New WIP is a 5X7 closeup of the bevel drive from the Ducati Racer project I did about a year-and-a-half back...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_8_2015_1_scaled_crvd_ws.jpg
I didn't obliterate the transfer in PS so as to show how very much there is to do, even on a 5X7. Still, project goal remains one week, even with my 50-hr work week on the "job" (soon, soon, soon...).

hectorstudio
08-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Not being mechanically inclined (not when it comes to automobiles, at least), I have no idea what I'm looking at. Thanks for sharing the amount of detail that goes into your transfers. It's... WOW. As always, looking forward to seeing it progress!

Foxyheart2002
08-10-2014, 01:12 AM
I see twisted wires and a WHOLE lot of work to be done. Good luck!!

XQB
08-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Taking shape so very gradually. More time under the magnifier already on this project than in the last several combined. Hopefully, :crossfingers: Hector and Sue, it'll become clear as I go...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_10_2014_2_scaled_crvd_ws.jpg
Of course, being a 5X7, the big computer screens only help it to look more sketchy and sloppy. I promise it looks more coherent IRL...Really I do.:heart:

Foxyheart2002
08-10-2014, 03:04 PM
lolol, I have no doubt.

XQB
08-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Thanks for the faith, Sue. Hopefully I won't disappoint!:crossfingers: :)
Progress with the bevel gears and the right side cam cover.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_11_2014_scaled_ws.jpg
This is truly a much more challenging piece than I had anticipated. Of course, that's why we do it, yes? The more difficult and challenging a work, the more I learn, after all!:wink2:

Foxyheart2002
08-11-2014, 07:15 PM
I know what you mean, Matthew! Everything I do is one step above what I already did. It would surely get boring if we did nothing but the same thing over and over, huh.

XQB
08-12-2014, 06:25 AM
Yes, ma'am, I daresay it would. Not for me, thank you...
Just a bit over an hour at it today before daily life began to encroach, but progress nonetheless;
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_12_2014_scaled_ws.jpg
Smoothing out textures and defining the right side cam cover area. Much yet to do, but still on course!

XQB
08-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Progress, though not a bunch. Been busybusybusy both at work and planning/designing my booth for next month. Still, MUST make time for what got me there!:thumbsup:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_14_2014_scaled_ws.jpg
One (there are several) reason I do so few "small" pieces is that it's more difficult to protect the image from my own damn fingerprints while working. I HATE wearing the latex gloves, but I may have to anyway on this one. I know the clear will cover it, but I'd much rather it didn't have to.

Foxyheart2002
08-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Where will your booth be? Make sure you take pics when you get it set up!!

I love the chrome wire in this and the way you give the impression of brushed aluminum under it.

XQB
08-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Thanks, Sue...making it up as I go.:wink2:
My booth is in the Artists Pavilion at the Dayton Ohio Concours d'Elegance (www.daytonconcours.com) on Sept 13 & 14. VERY excited, obviously. :clap:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_Aug_15_2014_1__scaled_ws.jpg
Aside from some cleanup, very minor re-inking, and spraying, call this one complete!

XQB
08-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Ready for varnish! Another one in the books (which is a miracle given how crazy this week was!).
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2014/99275-Desmo_final_dry_2_sm_ws.jpg
Spent 3 hours at a local car show last night snapping away, so we'll see if the next project will come from those photos...

Foxyheart2002
08-17-2014, 01:54 AM
This came out very well! Love your art.

Good luck at the Artists Pavilion!

Foxyheart2002
08-17-2014, 01:59 AM
p.s. I bet you will want to be outside more than in your booth!

ggart4u
08-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Turned out wonderfully... you'll rock the show!

Harry Seymour
08-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Looking good.

Trilby
08-31-2014, 02:53 PM
This looks like an intricate and difficult subject, but you pulled it off masterfully with great highlights and values.
TJ

PatrickHedges
09-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Oh yeah!! Very cool my man!!!