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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,063

    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Keep It Sketchy!


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  2. Sculptive Design Co.
    Joined: Jul 23, 2018
    Posts: 77

    Sculptive Design Co.

    Awesome post Joey! I really dig the drawings. I think we are close in age. No one my age was in to "hot rods" it was all about muscle cars.

    I was the same way in high school; drawing all over the place in my double ruled notebook. Drawing scenes of cars in garages on jack-stand's. Wheels off, engine out, just dreaming of having a garage and a "cool" car. For me it was looking in Hot Rod Magazine at streamliners. I was super blessed to have a grandfather that was a hot rodder in the 50's and 60's. So that always added fuel to the fire of drawing.

    Since you shared, I will too. Granted, these are more resent drawings, but I draw what I dream to build one day. 72411634_231077607871320_3284606186829610245_n.jpg 72868198_118711549586548_4975333122522942706_n.jpg 73407387_134962481262154_2671685568834634066_n.jpg 80823439_165009108090916_7551197062037734033_n.jpg
  3. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 922

    Curt Six

    These are awesome, man. I'm glad to see your weird taste hasn't changed...and that your spelling has improved. Great post.
  4. I doodled Hot Rods from the first time the teacher gave me my first pencil. I found these survivors in my dads attic. { Note } At this time all the Hells angels movies were out. I'd go to the movies on my chopper bicycle. I was BAD. And yeah, I really worried my mom. This was long before r. rods, the Rat in tha sketch was the BB Chevy. lol Ron.......... 1267.jpg 1080.jpg 1151.jpg 1432.jpg 1430.jpg 1429.jpg 1087.jpg 1085.jpg 1088.jpg 1091.jpg 1089.jpg 1082.jpg

  5. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,918

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I used to do a lot of pencil sketching when I was younger but seemed to drift away from it as I got older. Today my favorite pencil artist is Rusty who displays on the Friday Art Show. His pencil on board work is exceptional.
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  6. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,482

    Barn Hunter

    I used to doodle all the time on my calendars. Don't seem to have the time any more. 20200320_112052 (2).jpg 20200320_100922 (2).jpg 20200320_112018 (2).jpg
  7. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,482

    Barn Hunter

  8. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,482

    Barn Hunter

  9. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,558


    I have Most of mine, be back later! You Sure we're not related?!
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  10. fortypickup
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,780

    from Nebraska

    IMG_20191210_125949.jpg IMG_20191109_233151.jpg A couple I drew
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
  11. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 553


    Great write up, I wish I had some sketches to share. The'65 Dodge AWB reminds me of my first car it was a Coronet 500.

    @Ron Funkhouser , nice sketches. I've got one of those red Honda 50's in my machine shed, minus the girls of course.
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,226

    from California

    I still have most of my drawings from when I was a kid. hot rods, choppers and chopper bicycles. they are all packed away someplace. I used to draw all the time.... stopped in my early 20's. I'd guess the last art project I did was my avatar. I drew the rough sketch probably 20 years ago, then 15 years ago went over it with a sharpie and took a photo, and fine tuned it on the computer.
    I'm dead inside, you have to have passion to be an artist. :(
  13. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,582

    abe lugo

    wow, I'll have to check.. great stuff showing up! thanks for the post.
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  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,558


    Anybody remember the hard three ring binders? Here's mine from way back, done with ballpoint pens. IMG_2204.JPG IMG_2206.JPG IMG_2207.JPG
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2020
  15. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,482

    Barn Hunter

    A couple more. I was into Art Nouveau for a while.... 20200320_111758 (2).jpg 20200320_112133 (2).jpg 20200320_110724 (2).jpg
  16. I'll play along, I did this at the request for my friend Guido who is a Bay Area staple for his wacky car creations, most notably his Red Baron tribute the Von Zipper. The 41 Chevy COE with the 46-48 Ford body "camper shell" is also a real life creation that is driven frequently around SF and the surrounding areas. 350ED752-99CD-434A-89D6-4F483EF7206D_1_105_c.jpeg
  17. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    A good friend of mine, whom I've only know since 1962, 6th Grade at Beverly Park Elementary School, Mr. Warren's class, has a son who when he was in elementary school, got into drawing cars and things. He used to go to small car shows and cruise ins, and draw owners cars for them, for a little fee of course. Now he has his own automotive shop, auto body/paint and mechanical, has several employees, and just got back from the street races in DFW. He took his Corvette, but they would't let him run without a roll cage; his friend took his Mustang, but he twisted his driveline in half. Little kids become big kids! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  18. I don't have any from when I was a kid but I have a few done in the 80s-90s. art37pontiac.jpg art56vw.JPG safariart2.jpg
  19. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078


    :rolleyes:...You Hoodlums the Friday Art Show beckons your participation...:D


    I am amazed at the talent here and I know the Art Shows of the Past here were Larger...SO please get the pencils out...

    @J.Ukrop...great topic...pencil is my favorite medium...I am like you in the sense from an early age drawing was something I enjoyed and it stuck...when did it switch to old cars...around 1972 at 12 years old...a friend I met at school had a Hotrod minded Dad who in His time had some pretty desirable Vintage Fords and stories about everything else and Gone was drawings of tractors and fishing rods and in was Hotrods, Customs, Harleys and Indians and the Mags and Shows...

    I unfortunately have yet to channel my out of the box Artistic mind into a Fulltime Money Career but have a heck of a lot of fun here...and freelance here and there...

    I never tossed my Art...I still have most of it and in an interesting twist I have scanned some of it and rework it in Photoshop and share it here on occasion...;)


    :rolleyes:...this was the cover of my Drafting folder in Grade 10 at 15 years wasn't a trace but hand drawn inspiration from Streetrodder of course back in the day and Now we have @hotrodjack33 here a Former Illustrator there and others with other connections to this somewhat niche group of people...It's a bit surreal in a way...

    This all makes my day...

    A Former Doodle below repurposed to a new level...



    There is an interesting vibe penning into an Artwork you did almost 50 years ago but it's all good...;)

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2020
  20. ...thanks so much for the comments;...I'm happy that people like my "scratch"...
  21. p1yotaboy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 97


    I have a lot. Will post some that I have in basement in the archives when I get back home this evening. Have some from elementary on up to tech school.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  22. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,166

    41 GMC K-18

  23. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,651

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    I can play this game, Joey!
    img281-Edit.png I didn't build the model.
  24. taking a little break at work... 34art.jpg
  25. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078


    That is really cool...I love pencil...
  26. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 602


    Was Invited to show my old coupe in a local indoor car show a few weeks back. I found this beside the coupe Saturday Mourning. Oh and by the way FAS here on the HAMB is a Favorite Thread of mine. DSCN7783.JPG
  27. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078




    There's One Sketchy a VERY Good way @edcodesign that has incredibly motivated Eyes and Hands graciously did this Drawing of My Ole Jalopy...Artist to Artist...I am touched by his Kind Gesture...I know I'm not alone...;)

    I do understand the Inspiration he has as I do similar things for Hambers...

    I follow along here at the Hamb with the varied Hotrod/Custom builds or adventures and do digital inspirations for some that while not Sketches it is still a form of art...I always call Builders Artist's with Canvas in their brains...:D...It is truly Admirable...

    Credit to Artist, Owner
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2020
  28. A few of my old sketches. I like a #2 pencil with a big eraser. lol 20161005_211858.jpg 20161007_073413.jpg 20170330_223221.jpg 20170330_222438.jpg
  29. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,839


    As per the original idea of sketches done by us in our spare time or during our school breaks, here is one from 1965. Freehand pencil without any plastic patterns to copy, but rulers to make lines straight... Done by a college boy far away from home... No internet, just a pencil and an old art drawing book.

    upload_2020-3-22_4-15-4.png 1965


    When I went off to college in Northern California, it was the first time away from the home stomping grounds. It was a whole new world of experiences starting in the age of twenties. No more teenage antics as we were growing up and seeking what our place in the world can be. I am the first to admit, everything was not so fine as 20 years of growing up in a great family in one region, through the turbulent teenage years did something to the brain.

    Besides those huge lecture halls and lab work classes, it was fun to go for a 5 mile community forest run every other day to clear out the bugs and gobs of forced information. Not that I liked running, but, it was better than sitting in the apartment watching TV.

    One of the bright ideas was to drive up to Fremont, several miles up the major freeway to see the dragstrip and see if there was any way to rekindle the spirit my brother and I had at one time. The classic sounds of the gas coupes, the modified roadsters, and dragsters made the brain instantly create those images of the past. It was exciting, but just sitting there with some college friends wasn’t the same as being an active participant back in the teenage years. Time flies pretty fast…

    So, while sitting around listening to the current rock music scene, my trusty drawing pad was found and doodling started again. I remember those pre-teen and teenage years relaxing while drawing flames and scallops in class and deep into the night to break up doing homework.

    So, my first artwork in 1965 was done in an empty apartment. It was the 1940 Willys A/Gas truck that would have been our next build with a bigger motor and all of the goodies that we did not have on our 1940 Willys C/Gas Coupe.
    It is not an “up in the air” front end from just sitting and big suspension. But, it was drawn with the nose up in the air, as the horsepower surge makes it rise up and move along from a full blast at the starting line. (smoke and spinning wheels was not my cup of tea) At this time period, there were some gas coupes and sedans that began to show up with the nose in the air, just sitting in the pits. Not that it made the car go faster, but it was just a theory that made cars look funny. Think of the air blockage going down the dragstrip, instead of the smooth flow overhead and around the smooth curves.


    That was the first one, using some ideas my brother and I had discussed over the phone in our weekly long distance calls. It took a while and those architectural circles and shape design, plastic patterns helped.
    The drawing shows the El Camino coming off of the starting line with the surge of power pushing the front end up.

    Then, since I just got a new 1965 red El Camino, it was modified to look stock, but racy with tires and rim color. Ideas came to mind to modify the El Camino to run in the A/Gas class with similar modifications that I could not special order when I purchased my new El Camino. But, a big block motor, supercharger, headers, suspension mods, mag wheels and of course, an added parachute to stop from those 140 mph top speeds in the ¼ mile races.

    Was it a street legal car? Why of course, we always see a street legal car driving down the Bayshore Freeway with a parachute on the back…ha! Only in our drawing dreams.

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