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  1. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,538


    This art was done as a gift to a young man
    who's had some bad luck come his way recently.
    He built this car himself. He's only seventeen.
    Well done!

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  2. 57 Corvette ~ Bob
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,670

    57 Corvette ~ Bob

    Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there ........

  3. Frogz
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 429


    Cool start guys !

  4. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,530

    from Reno,nv

    thats awesome
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    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
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    Last week Vonzemo posted a great drawing of the Atomic Punk. Here's my scratchboard version done for an upcoming show. And here's how I did it:


    First I do a graphite transfer of a basic drawing without the details. I usually start with the "people" as there's nothing worse than doing a great car rendering and then messing up on the people part. Although in this case a slight screw up wouldn't be that obvious. HAHAHA. Very Salvadore Dali


    Once I scratch some basic outlines then I go in and start adding detail. I'm looking at a source image while I do it. In this case my own photograph from the GNRS. I usually tweak the perspective and make the engine and wheels bigger than normal to give cars their own attitude. This one doesn't need much attitude adjustment but I always want to give some anyway. I wear archival gloves to keep the board oil free. I can be a very oily person when I don't want to be.


    I added some detail in the back - sort of a combination of influences with a 59 Plymouth Fury and Ed Roth's Beatnik Bandit. I always sneak in my own build somewhere in all my pieces- a 1964 Kellison which is shaped like a '58 Ferrari. I figured this would be a good place to hide it.


    I like adding a scratchy light effect which gives my work it's own look. Basically a lot of wiggly scratch lines until the area is covered with scratchyness. For all my work I use a single blade - a #16 Xacto. There are some various shaped tools for scratchboard but I use only one blade - although I go through 7 or 8 to complete a 12x16 piece like this. This one didn't take a long time to scratch - maybe 4 hours starting and stopping late at night. When I'm finished I spray a Krylon matte finish coating over it which hides the smudges and guide lines.

    Thank you for your undivided attention. Now you know how it's done.
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  6. Bo, you're making me want to do a scratchboard!!! This piece is the créme de la créme,
    just amazing!

    Bob, I really dig it!

    Frogz, that's cool!

    Gary, that is cool, way to kick it off!

    Was hoping to take this to another level but it will have to wait. The girl kinda reminded me of someone while I was drawing it but I can't pit a finger on it...

    Funny story, I drew the car while on a business conference call and the girl the next night at my son's baseball game, between innings (6) ... His team won and the meeting went great!

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  7. First off- Kongrats 30 FordNerd on last week's maiden post! - Hopefully the first of many. Cool work, grouse cover.. every 15 year old should have their own duece rails..

    New Prints available;[​IMG]

    I packed the car full 'o' gear for my first ever indoor booth show last weekend- 'RodStock & Custom 2013', (Bendigo Vic.). A 1000 mile round trip- little sleep 2 days before driving over, start journey at 1 a.m. 4 powernaps, coffee, 10 hours- I love HWY 8 by night!
    Sold plenty of on-site work- prints were slower. Between 5 and 8 on Saturday I did this painting for the show Charity Raffle (hosted at 8:30..). Spirited bidding was a hoot;[​IMG]

    Good to meet the Vics. [​IMG]

    - 'Hokey Ass' Vendor.

    p.s; I'll show prints later. Still some available.
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  8. N.Ozols
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
    Posts: 212

    from Latvia

    great show already, folks! great to see you sharing your ways, Bo! love the proportions, frogz. very nice painting, Spoggie, great composition and good job on differnecing (is that a real word? sorry) the style of each car.

    some sketches, i have lots of unneeded pages repurposed like this, with countless little cars.

    only yesterday i got back from where we had our summer practice, luckily i did manage to find a few old cars to draw.

    a dodge (?) at a swapmeet

    a GAZ 53 driver

    a truck that i dont know the history of, but looks like a GAZ 51 with a seemingly homemade front end. this drawing is a wip, and its pretty big in size, so i hope i'll be posting it next week, shaded and detailed.

    alright, need to finish stuffing my backpack, and off i go to the Old Iron weekender in Estonia! hoping for good weather, as im taking all of my drawing stuff with me :)
  9. Hot Rod Dirty's
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 556

    Hot Rod Dirty's
    from KY

    Bomonster.....incredible work
  10. Britt8M
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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  11. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,340

    from Mass

    That's awesome! I really like your work. I vaguely remember doing scratchboards in art class, but that was a very long time ago!!!

  12. custom_lettering
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 362

    from Wall, NJ

    Well...hangin around my friend Glen Weisgerber and being amazed by Ed Tillrock and Kenny Youngblood I decided to give it a shot. Found a cool pic and went for it. I now have a new obsession. Any tips or helpful hints will be greatly appreciated.

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  13. Mr.B.
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
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    Wow, that's really interesting. Thanks for sharing your process!

  14. Wild Willy
    Joined: Jun 30, 2011
    Posts: 350

    Wild Willy

    Another great show developing here!
    Bob, killer piece!
    Frogz, love the piggy truck!
    Jigger, great composition - what's she thinking?
    Good material by everyone!
    Here's a few older oils that were done awhile ago.....

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  15. ...looks like you don't need any tips!, very well done.
  16. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,714

    from Canada

    57 corvette Bob, great work as usual. I wonder is that little guy washing his dads car with a hotdog bun? I can see that happening!!

    Happy Fathers Day to all.
  17. Thats a major cool piece Bo.
    Its always a trip to see how you create these.
    You are the true Master of Scratch !
  18. Fool Injection
    Joined: Apr 15, 2008
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    Fool Injection

  19. 55Belairman
    Joined: Jan 11, 2013
    Posts: 343


    First of all, Bomonster, thank you for showing us how the scrathboards are done. I also did something like this in art class way back when. Here is my first submission to the FAS. This was an idea I had for a mailbox at the house I am remodeling and plan to move in to. I sprayed on the scallops and had a guy named Cisco from Toledo paint on the numbers and the stripes.
  20. Oh, yea... Happy father's day everyone! That's worth a repost...

    Thanks Wild Willy! Yours look great as well and, who knows what she is really thinking....

    Congrats Spoggie, great work, look forward to more!

    Nice drawing Custom Lettering!

    N.Ozols, Britt, stellar stuff guys!


  21. MartinsMaia
    Joined: Nov 27, 2012
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  22. HIDDEN
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 631


    Little vector action for a club shirt.

  23. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,285


    Hidden, good to see you are still alive. When you comin back down the mountain? I need another koozie!
  24. Absolutely stellar start everyone!

    I am working on this tonight, George Zaft's roadster circa 1951. I was notified today that George had passed away at the end of March after a short illness. I had been emailing George for the past eight years. It was always a joy hearing about is rodding exploits.

    R.I.P. my friend.


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  25. LEADFOOT78
    Joined: Jan 26, 2013
    Posts: 13

    from joliet

    just some sketches with markers and colored pencils...have a good weekend everyone...keep drawingdrawingdrawing

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  26. HIDDEN
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 631


    Ya I'm still alive and kickin'. Been doing a lot of work, just not all HAMB friendly. LOL

    But, we'll be back down for GoodGuys in October. Really looking forward to it.
  27. JohnnyAngel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 270

    from Missouri

    Couple of customized '55 T-Birds


    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 67

    from Monroe, IA

    Very Nice work everybody

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  29. Iceman7578
    Joined: May 24, 2007
    Posts: 82


    Hey guys and gals.. Havent posted much lately. Heres what I started and havent finished yet..

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  30. Tommy's Cycle
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 767

    Tommy's Cycle
    from So Cal

    Latest "Sparky" Shift Knob

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