Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pink Car

On the "First Friday" of each month, there's a little festival in downtown Falls Church. Stores stay open late, there's an art show in the local gallery, and in the lot outside the gallery during the warmer months, there's a party open to everyone. A band plays, there are craft vending booths, and there is a gathering of beautifully restored or modified vintage cars and hot rods, driven by their proud owners. I love these vehicles and never get tired of drawing them. This drawing shows a pink and white 1956 Ford Sunliner, and a 1930s-era Dodge in back. I am old enough to remember seeing these pastel-colored, two toned cars on the road. They were considered a bit tacky then, but now, like so many other relics of 1950s design, they are treasured collector's items.

Sketch is black Pitt technical pen on sketchbook page, color added in Photoshop, about 9" x 6", June 3, 2011.

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