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It's a 1958, from my own photos. 16X20, and I LOVE the reflections! Just really getting digging on it after some time off to do the Tractor commission and refocus a bit afterward.
11-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Looking great already, this one's going to be a beauty! Love that scroll-y logo.
And all three of the logo's reflections, too! Thanks, Ann. I've been eager/nervous to really sink my teeth into this one, and I figure on making pretty big headway this week!:crossfingers: :crossfingers:
You can see all kinds of scanner artifacts in this image if you look for 'em, but please just ignore them and enjoy the scratchin'!
11-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Hooo boy, and all those lines too! FunHouse indeed.
Process question: how do you keep the lines so straight and clean-edged?
11-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Man... I'm impressed!
11-16-2014, 10:19 PM
MatthewIt is a pleasant experience to watch the progress of your works.
Ann, those that are straight (and not many actually are) I've ruled. Cheating? Probably, but WTH, eh?;) Ginger, Venkat, and Ann, I thank you for your (very) early praise. I'll make every effort not to let you down!
11-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Mathew, looks great and IMHO there is no "cheating" in art --only the outcome matters.
I feel very much the same, Harry, and I know that my peers in here do as well. A little humor is all. Thank you, BTW.
11-17-2014, 02:49 PM
I agree with Harry! Not cheating, just perfecting.
Do you actually draw the knife along the edge of the ruler?
I do, Ann. I have a thin, steel 6" ruler that came with my Xacto kit (actually, it was my Dad's kit; he bought in the mid-70s and I inherited it when he passed in '82), and I pull my SK2 bit toward me, working the inside edge of the ruled area. I've been doing so since the first Harley spokes I scratched.
11-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Makes sense, thanks for the explanation, Matthew :thumbsup:
11-18-2014, 07:14 AM
I admit... I've used a metal rule to draw a line. It's an aid/tool - not a cheat. No different than different types of blades and other sundry tools.
Yep...the ruler is a very, very good friend to me on this one...!
Soon though, I'll have to trust to the steadiness of my hands. Probably gonna need to lighten up on the coffee, eh?
11-21-2014, 01:36 PM
Matthew saw this:
and thought of you. Might want to check it out??
That's a lot of what I do, Jenny. I prefer to work from my own pics, of course, which is why you can find me all over this part of the country in the warmer months at car and bike shows as well as airshows. They're beautiful photos, though!
This dude's taking shape, too! Tons and tons more to do, but I do like where it's taking me (and how much I'm learning, too!).
11-22-2014, 02:08 AM
Taking shape very nicely! I love watching you build the depth in the grill. I'm pretty sure this will be my new favorite.
It's certainly more actual work than any I've done recently, Ann, but I am digging the process!
More dimension in the grill, and more reflections in the bumper and bullet...
First Sunday morning scan...
11-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Ya know, just the fact that there's a "bullet" on the car and in your drawing makes it rock :D
Yeah, the '50s ROCKED for cars, that's for sure, Ann!...More bullet reflections now, and deep into the ugly phase...
More bullet and bumper! :thumbsup: So much ink dust today, I swear I have to wash my hands before I go to wash my hands! Definitely have to scrub the sink out tonight if I want to wake up alive tomorrow!:lol:
Ugly may not be in the rearview yet, but it is working its way out, I think.:wink2:
I LOVE MONDAYS!!! :heart: I can finally see the big picture with this one, and it took a lot longer than I expected it too! It's clear to me now, though, and this is where it really gets fun for me, so stay tuned!:D
Some progress this a.m....gotta get back to it now!
11-25-2014, 06:48 AM
My eyes are freaking out :eek: I can only imagine what you are going through!
So cool :cool:
I'm going through a BLAST, Ginger! As in Having A. More context this morning, with the chrome trim at the leading edge of the hood, surrounding the grill and putting it in it's place...
11-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Love, love, LOVE!
Ann, thank you so much for your votes of joy! That is, after all, the goal; to bring enJOYment through the artwork!:) :D
Not gobs of forward motion this morning, but movement nonetheless...
11-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Matthew, your work never goes through an ugly stage. This is seriously great. The composition, your technique... all of it. Your grill is a thrill!
11-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Matthew this is totally stunning work. I can't imagine ever having anywhere near as much talent, but I wish.....
Pretty serious compliments from you both, Jenny and Hector. I'll do my level (if only slightly askew) best to live up to them! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
Working to connect some of the dots now, and figuring to finish and polish the whole thing this weekend! With the reflected textures I've yet to attempt, the black areas to the right center are going to be easily the most challenging part of this piece yet, so cross your fingers for me, eh?
Well, while Jacquelynn lay in her tryptophan coma, I got back to work. With the exception of pushing back some bright spots and a suitably subtle signature, the Caddy be DONE!:clap: :clap:
Honestly, I feel like I just passed my finals and graduated art school here! This project was my most challenging yet, and I tackled some textures I've been avoiding for years (literally!) with the reflected gravel and asphalt. I think it worked, though! Opinions/suggestions before I move on?
Thanks for watchin', everyone! The next one promises more huge first-time risks and challenges, too, so I hope you'll dig watchin' it develop too!
Now she's just awaiting fair weather and spraying!
11-28-2014, 01:27 AM
11-28-2014, 08:58 PM
How did you get such sharp straight edges on the grill?
With a steel ruler and my SK2 scratch nib, Hector. I even ruled some lines using the fg brush, too.
11-29-2014, 09:59 AM
Thanks, Matthew. The result is Amazing!
11-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Looks great Matthew.
12-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Nice reflection. Each piece gets better and better.
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