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Old 02-26-2010, 06:14 PM
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May I ask what you are using to create those drawings? Do you do them by hand on paper, scanner to transfer the image onto the computer and do the rest on Photoshop/CorelPainterX, etc.?
Yeah, they all start with rough sketches in blue pencil:





Generally I scan those and rework them a bit in Photoshop - cleaning things up, sometimes distorting the shapes, stuff like that. Then I print them out, roughly 11x17 size. The big printouts go on the lightbox and I pencil them, again cleaning up and generally refining details. What happens next depends on the individual picture. In the case of the second piece here (a Fiat Topolino), I scanned the pencils into Photoshop and just used them as a guide to actually render the car, piece by piece. The pencils got erased as I went along. (The background also has a ton of scanned textures - paper, watercolour, a sliced-up piece of illustration board, and a section of my leather jacket. I've amassed a pretty big library of textures over the years.)

In the case of the first car (39 Chevy), I inked over the pencils and then cleaned up and coloured the inks (again in Photoshop).

I've got 5 or 6 more that are waiting for the sketch-to-pencils transition. For one of them I'm planning to try an illustration style from early 60s magazines and romance comics.
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A few other pieces I'm still working on:







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In my best Mr. Burns voice, (From the Simpsons), "EGGSELENT!"
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Great job! That's a fairly involved process you've got developed there but it seems to work out well for you. Looking forward to seeing the whole carlot.

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Heh heh. Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.
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Great work on the latest ones, very impressive indeed.
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Thanks, Jill. Here's another one finished:

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Another beauty, like the use of white in this one with that splash of colour
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I've actually been painting some cars lately myself (watercolours), they're a fun subject, and its great to see other peoples interpretations
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More on the automotive front:



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I like the Lucky 7 !! Reminds me of the car shows I went to with my late uncle and seeing some of the older model race cars like the Stutz Bearcat.
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Love all of the pieces. You have a great range of styles and feelings on your work. Keeps me very interested to see what's next. Very nice and thank you for sharing.
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great! I like the way you play with perspective to add movement and drama
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Thanks for the kind words, everybody. Much appreciated.
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Several more have been completed since last we spoke. Here's the latest:

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