WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Acrylics
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-03-2013, 01:40 PM
simdel1's Avatar
simdel1 simdel1 is offline
Member
Birmingham, England
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 93
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

It's been a very long time since I last painted. I guess that the responsibility of getting a real job after University was too much! Anyway, I decided that enough is enough and I needed to pick up the brushes again and get creative. Rather than play it safe I set about doing something more ambitious than my previous projects.

I've started this thread just to share my my progress over the last couple of days and to show you my, erm, less than technically perfect technique.

The subject was chosen because a couple of years ago I bought myself a classic Porsche 944. since then I seem to have developed a bit of a 'thing' for all things Porsche. A nice classic Porsche at LeMans seemed like a good subject for a dramatic image.

The design was layed out on the 24x18" canvas. I used the trusty grid method to ensure accuracy when transferring my reference image to the canvas.



A subtly graduated (darker on the right) and banded background was filled in as a base to work from later.


The majority of the car was painted. There's still some details like the sponsor logos and the wheels to sort out.


I got bored with the details so I tackled the background. My intention was to some how convey the speed, drama and sound (!?) of Lemans. It works in my head!


Since the last pic was taken I've managed to get carried away with the headlight reflections. Trying to fix that simply made it worse, so my next task will be to fix that... unfortunately there won't be any decent light for me to work with until next weekend, so i'll just have wait.
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-03-2013, 04:06 PM
bhavani.krishnan bhavani.krishnan is online now
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,344
 
Re: Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

Very nice.
__________________
C & C always welcome!
My Blog | My facebook
Bhavani
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-04-2013, 05:42 AM
chammi kaiser's Avatar
chammi kaiser chammi kaiser is offline
WC! Guide
Germany
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14,613
 
Hails from Germany
Re: Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

Well, good for you picking up your brushes again. You obviously have talent and I like those brushstrokes very much. Looking forward to the finish.
__________________
Chammi

My website: chammi-kaiser.de
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-04-2013, 05:43 AM
Charlie's Mum's Avatar
Charlie's Mum Charlie's Mum is offline
Moderator
North East England.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 39,908
 
Hails from England
Re: Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

Welcome back!

It's good to see WIPs too - thank you

I like where you are with this so look forward to the rest - even waiting until next weekend!
__________________
Cheers, Maureen

Forum projects: Plant Parade projects in Florals/Botanicals, Weekend Drawing Events in the All Media Arts Events forum. Different Strokes in the Acrylics Forum.
**Information Kiosk~Acrylics**
**Reference Image Library**
**My saa website**
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-04-2013, 02:07 PM
simdel1's Avatar
simdel1 simdel1 is offline
Member
Birmingham, England
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 93
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

Thanks for the kind comments, guys.

I'm itching to get going on the finishing touches for this!

I like seeing the WIP photos too. It's good to see other people's methods and, for me anyway, I appreciate the final piece more because I can see the progression from blank canvas to finished piece.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-05-2013, 07:46 PM
gaykir's Avatar
gaykir gaykir is online now
WC! Guide
In the heart of The Pearl (Portland OR)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,735
 
Hails from United States
Re: Porsche 917 - a bit of an experiment

Sometimes we just have to put it away for a few days and then jump back in with renewed vigor.
__________________
Gayle
My Blog
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Copyright 1998-2013, F+W Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.