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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Frogz, Sep 23, 2022.
Most excellent gang, Thanx to all!
It is easier than ever to find Dick. Each week, Jeff has been starting it, Friday mornings. He pins it to the top through Sunday, removes the pin Sunday evening, then it is up to members to d a simple search to find it.
Speaking of my old friend Steve Stanford, here's a poor scan of an illustration he did while living in Utah in the 70's & early 80's.
This was given to me as an award for Best Custom at a local show in 1983.
You're right Steve is just flat out a great guy!
Hey @51pontiac A couple of weeks ago you asked for some tips. Your perspectives and proportions are spot-on, but to take it to the next level, you need to study "shiny".
Not that I'm criticizing your art, nor am I some kind of expert...just something I've learned over the years...and maybe this can be some use to you...or anyone else.
You CAN'T draw shiny, all you can do is fool the viewer into thinking something is shiny by the use of "reflections". Shiny paint...and of course chrome, reflect their surrondings...and to convince the viewer that something in your artwork is shiny, you have to imagine a light source (which you do)...and a landscape to reflect.
In my mind, this is close to what I use. Brown, gray/brown surface, a distant tree-line horizon, and blue sky.
Then, you have to imagine/visualize how the curves of the body, and shape of the chrome would reflect that light source and landscape. This will give your art contrast and depth. Note; the distinct horizon line on all the chrome.
It will take some practice...and definably check out some other automotive artists (many here on the FAS), and study their techniques.
I'm just OK at it, but the GREAT auto illustrators (Steve Stanford obviously) have it amazingly, down to a science.
Most of my art has been black and white flyer work, or 4-color for T-shirt silkscreening, so I've had to learn a couple techniques of "reflection" to fool viewers to believe "shiny".
Same car, 2 different "shiny" illustration techniques.
Hope this is some help.
I don’t know if remembrance is an art but I figure my dad would like seeing his convertible here on this thread.
Plymouth or Graham?
Awesome comment..thank you! I have been trying to get the shine but most end up like this one. I was actually trying to study how Cree did it on the Pontiac hood a couple weeks ago. Chrome has also been a challenge for me but I intend to figure it out. I appreciate the info provided here and find I have been going back over the previous weeks of FAS every once in a while trying to study the masters. I am seeing some improvements but lots of work to go…really enjoying relearning this stuff.
Actually Warren, I'm quite envious of your computer skills. I can't fathom how you do such nice work using a computer. All I can do is give you a little advice on the visual aspect...but don't have a friggin' clue how to achieve any of that using graphic skills. I'm just an old "drawn by hand" dinosaur.
The '39 Plymouth is a work of art. I also like the composition in the shot. The stairway and upper walk way create great framing that draws your eyes to the big bright red focal point.
It may be my imagination, but this shot of Gray rocks. In my mind this resonates as a feeling I often get at the end of a long day at some distant car show. It's all I do. I don't work a regular job. I draw at shows, take some work home.
Really like this shot.
Plymouth made a roadster ute in Australia in '39. Rare than hen's teeth. No wind up windows. A true roadster ute. Closest photo I have is this Holden(?) built '41 Pontiac of the type built and pressed into service in the WW2
North African campaign against Rommel. Real basic. I think it used some masonite in the bed panels.
art in the making
down low !!
In 2016 Joey Ukrop wrote a wonderful piece om Jalopy Journal entitled “A Fly in Amber: The di Falco Roadster” (see: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=31244 ). That car has always stuck with me, especially this photo:
So I built this tribute based on an AMT '29 Ford on Revell Deuce rails. I just finished last night:
Very nice. Very nice indeed.
Merc in the Palms - ART
If you look closely at the picture you’ll see my father in the background just left of the rear fender. Beige vest.
Fabulous presentation to heighten the glory of this Merc. custom, Thank you!
Just an inspiration of the Sport Coupe in a different more formal configuration...
Wild times...to those in harms way...you are in my thoughts...
Been doing some upgrades to the house...was out for a drive yesterday...refreshing...felt good...thoughts your way @Jigger...hope your Missus is improving...
I shot these photographs of the very cool roadster, that Marty Strode build a few years ago. Its currently owned by a family here in Seattle.
Yesterday while I was showing a relative around the city, the strode special drove past us while I was at a stop light.
It really made me smile to see it, and hear the roar of the flat-head V-8.
Thank you, to everyone that contributed to the "FAS" this week!
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