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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...
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...).

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!

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

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...
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:

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

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.
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:

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.

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;
Smoothing out textures and defining the right side cam cover area. Much yet to do, but still on course!

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:
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.

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.

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:
Aside from some cleanup, very minor re-inking, and spraying, call this one complete!

08-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Ready for varnish! Another one in the books (which is a miracle given how crazy this week was!).
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...

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

Good luck at the Artists Pavilion!

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

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

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

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.

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