The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jigger, Dec 2, 2016.
nice signage Gary (2nd. chance)
Bowtie and Briars?
Thanks for the tips...Im still trying to figure this stuff out. I have a copier handy so I am going to photocopy some of the ones ive already done and try shading the copies so I don't ruin the originals...not that the originals mean a whole lot but I would like to look back and track my progress Thanks again
That's a good idea! And I totally get it, I was terrified of screwing up something that was heading in the right direction for a long time.
And to the person who asked everything I posted is acrylic paint on some acrylic/gouache paper
jnaki, I really enjoy your stories. A surfer, a 40 delivery, a Willies, The west coast beach scene. That's a cool life style. As you asked about last weekend. The water and air temps were in the 60s. Not that bad. Back in the day, I had a 34 Dodge Woody. I never drove it all that far, as it was all original. Sadly its is one of the few cars that got away. I will try and find some pictures of it. Keep the cool stories and Art work coming. Tim and Ron Brown I really like your work. I do the same thing. I just use a #2 pencil and an a big eraser. When I'm happy with it, I then make copies before I try adding shading or colors, as that's when things go bad sometimes. lol Ron...
jet96 I like rusty Art. An old 34 Chrysler ,I used old black and white film.
Wow, loads of great stuff this week! Loved the sand-car. December for me means I'm doing my daily Advent sketches. I'm carrying on last year's theme of 'my favourite cars' - because 24 wasn't enough. Have started this set with a friend's terrific Austin 7 special (with a flat-twin aero engine) and the 1915 5 litre Bugatti board track racer...
Really awesome Ron. You did an amazing job of recreating that vintage look.
Spoggie, please post more water colors, They're my favorite thing on the FAS. Smarjoram, your drawings are amazing too. Here's 2 photos, one from a Jalopy Showdown.
Two small projects. First is 3 printer's blocks about 2 inches square. I sprayed them flat black, wet sanded the top surfaces down to the copper with 600 grit, then clear coated them. Then I machined brass bars with a dovetail to fit the back of the blocks, to hold them up at a slight angle. the second is a waterjet cut piece based on the V8 symbol on a '33 Ford advertising token.
Those printers blocks are awesome!
The wife and I with our old 38 coupe
A little late, just came in from the garage. Bad cold this week but have this sign almost done. Have some sketches too but I need to find them. Anyway this sign will go in my garage if I can find some wall space.
Ruben, Outstanding. I want it. Great work! Made my day.
Ron, judging from the aim of that blaster she is holding, I take it this was the day you proposed? Nice fatty too and I don't mean the coupe .
Damnnnn.....these are cool.
Stompin at the Famco
Love Your Work!
Thank you for the nice comments. I was a hard core hot rod enthusiast first from the early Rod and Custom days. Then after our Willys met its tragedy, I learned to surf. If my brother surfed...you know the old sibling rivalry, I had to learn. I took my bumps, head knocks, cut lip and constant laughing from my brother. But, in 1964, I distinctly remember that he told me he was proud that I had become such a good surfer and actually better than him. I was floored and happy that I got some recognition from someone that I looked up to from the early years.
Being the younger one, I always saw that he got to do stuff first and had success in a lot of endeavors . I was happy that he showed me the ropes on engine rebuilding and welding. He was pretty good at most mechanical stuff and it rubbed off on me. Now, I am confident in doing stuff I learned as a preteen and teenager from him. So, I guess brotherhood has some advantages...
I wish I had some stuff he drew back in those days...He was very good at intricate stuff...meshing gears, etc. The mechanical drawing class in junior high school paid off...
sorry for the massive amount of I's...
Stuff I'm working on for the Artist at Large Kustom Kulture party.
Hope to see ya guys this weekend.
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Absent or not the FAS keeps me motivated for creating new automotive artwork...
A new custom sign this week.
Got it finished!
Really proud of these pieces I did for Mcphail's show this Sunday hopefully they go over
^ Nice 'A' TIM!
Thank you. I've got the gear to do some more..
Robert Williams fans:
Check out the HAMB thread about the 25-year old TV portrait that I recently dug up from the archives and had digitized. A 20-minute film by Bram van Splunteren.
Have you guys seen MAMBO, Reg Mombassa & his 'Australian Jesus'? You could check it out..
Didn't take many photos of the show was to busy chatting but here are a handful and more should be popping up online
Had to have been 20 cool rides show up, around 50 vendors and a good couple thousand people threw the doors.
Saw people shooting photos for bob bonds auto art magazine, the rodders journal and a few others so hopefully they got the good stuff! All my photos are just crowds or cars :/ sorry
Thanks Tim. I hope you had fun. On the pics of cool rides, do you have any more on the Blue Apache pickup?
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