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Art & Inspiration "How I Draw Rusty Nuts" or "Hot Rod Poster 101"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. All this time I thought you used Crayolas and number 2 pencils......:confused:

    Seriously amazing stuff, Jeff. :cool:
  2. scarletfever
    Joined: Apr 15, 2006
    Posts: 109

    from texas

    makes my pencil feel kinda weak.... ABSOLUTELY Cool!
  3. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,862


    They're basically priced on size, and how pressure sensitive the pen is. Bigger, more expensive.

    If you're wanting one to play with, i'd go with a older model, maybe something used on ebay. I bought a Wacom Intuos 2 a couple of years ago for around $175 on there, and it works perfect. A good discount, because back when it was new in 2002 or so, it would have been around $500. Mine is huge, the 9x12" version. Honestly, it's a little unwieldy at that size, unless you have a dedicated place for it. I pick mine up, and put it on my lap. I'd recommend a 6x8, if you have to move it around a lot. At 9x12, there's a lot of arm movement to make sweeping lines. I love mine though, it's awesome. Even though it's a older model and doesn't have the degress of pen pressure sensitivity the newer ones have, i've never had a issue where I wished it was more sensitive.

    There's great driver support for it, i've used it on xp, vista, and now windows 7 with no real issues, other than in Vista the second button on the pen would stop working randomly.

    Painter is a great program! Been a while since i've used it, but if I remember right, it has a "mirror" option, where you mark a line on the screen, and anything you draw on one side of it, is mirrored on the other. Great for practicing pinstriping.
  4. 65Riviera
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 264


    Very cool step by step, thanx for posting. Awesome work!!!

    I love painter too, but I still use photoshop to ink for some reason I get a better line with their brushes. After seeing your non vector line work in painter, it sure inspires me to wanna give it another try!!!

    49, if you're seriously looking into tablets for art, do yourself a favor and buy a wacom. There is a HUGE difference in quality. I have tried most of them and the other brands are too difficult to draw with and are very frustrating to use. No I do not work for them or own stock in the company, just passing on my 2 cents.
  5. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    You are in BIG trouble mister.

    *makes grumpy face*
  6. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    Jeff thanks for posting man, its always cool to see how others do their craft. I really need to get myself a wacom, airbrushing with a mouse in photoshop is way too labour intensive for me (especially being left handed, but using a mouse with the right). I use Illustrator, photoshop and corel draw...but havent tried painter, looks pretty neat.

    Bomonster, another resource for fonts is although many are ripped off.
  7. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    The colors in the shirt art are awesome....yes thanks for posting!
  8. Norwell rules!!!!!!!
  9. ols'kool
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 150

    from Wisconsin

    Can either the shirt or poster be purchased online. I want a poster but I live 1000 miles west.
  10. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,838

    from Browns, IL

    Oh, now I understand...Can't do it, but i understand...

  11. Grommet
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 532

    from South GA

    WOW !!! truly awesome work
  12. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,271

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    I have to get a pm to the leaders of the show... Jalopyrama Mike...
  13. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 623


    fucking radd jeff!
  14. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,059

    from Colorado

    Awesome art work as always.
  15. Jalopyrama Mike
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 334

    Jalopyrama Mike

    Wow Jeff, worth the wait; patience, patience, patience!
    I'm heading out now to hawk some advertisers for the program booklet so I can pay with all $50s!
    BTW fellow HAMBers, Jeff says he'll be attending the Jalopyrama this year with his '32 p/u on the floor of the Armory. Be sure and stop by the Annapolis Armory on October 22nd and pick up a poster & T-shirt. Maybe a signature from the Artist-Jeff "The Man" Norwell will be available!
  16. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,257


    Can i have the scraps out of your trashcan?
  17. Del Swanson
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 708

    Del Swanson
    from Racine, WI

    I just looked into the mind of Jeff Norwell.........I think I just pooped myself

    Looks great Jeff! I need to get a handle on Painter.
  18. Wow, I read your entire tech Jeff and all I can say is......neat pictures!
  19. Nice, very nice. I like seeing "construction" pictures.

    I have a screenprint company here in Ocean City, I use Illusrtrator and Photoshop for my work. Is the Corel program better than Photoshop? Or is it just what you're used to?

    Nonetheless, Annapolis looks like an October trip to make!
  20. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
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  21. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 560

    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

    ehhh jk ;ld;pw jjclc ; k;ps ....Im speachless....Fanfucking tastic
  22. Wow. Great stuff.

    When I was in school for photography 10+ years ago, I used Illustrator quite a bit. Makes me wish I had stuck with design after graduation...
  23. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,271

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    That's a tricky question...many of my ardent collegues would argue pros and cons. I don't screenprint... So I would say for a screenprinter..your programs are much better. But for someone who needs to draw,paint,etc,etc...obviously my money is on painter.
    Saying that,... Quite a few artists i know use photoshop and illustrator quite successfully and dislike Painter. Just a preference i guess.
    I have seen incredible work done in Photoshop....

    Yes,.... the show is killer!
  24. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    What a hoodlum. Dude, you are so BADASS. If you only had a stick and some mud, you would still create the most BADASS art. Thanks For sharing Jeff. Slim
  25. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    Ok, having worked together, I already know how you work but this was killer to see the steps!! :D LOVE the '34. So awesome.

    I have been thinking about a tablet. I work just the opposite though, all vector, and all bezier curves in Illustrator. But there are some cases lately that I wonder if the tablet would be easier and faster for some of the things I am illustrating. I'm working on the girl for the Pileup Poster now, and it could come in handy. I don't know where I would try out the tablets though, but I'd like to find someplace that has Illustrator installed so I can try it out as I would actually be working.
  26. 50 weight
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 18

    50 weight

    Holy crap! the artwork looks awesome! Im really looking forward to the show and picking up a shirt
  27. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    PS...........This is freaking AWESOME.
  28. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Awesome work as usual. I always LOVE these threads that give us a little peek behind the curtain. Trying to figure out how to get up to Annapolis in October--it would make for 3 consecutive weeks of car events in Oct for me.
  29. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    What helps with the tablet and illustrator is to check off the option where it keeps your line selected after it's drawn. That way you can sketch out your ideas in a "sketch" layer and then work on top of it. I think the tablet will add a whole new way of approaching your work and may streamline it once you're familiar. I work on a pretty large Wacom and I know that it has helped immensely on both illustrator and photoshop. Give it a whirl. I might get Corel Painter soon to up my game. I need to start immersing myself in work other then what I do for a living. I have a ton of ideas I'd like to expand on.
  30. TOE
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 597


    I love seeing process posts by artists.

    Thanks for letting us see how you work.

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