Monday, September 9, 2013

More Collectible Cars

This drawing of a 1957 Corvette was done at the First Friday festival where vintage cars were on display. The owners often open hood and trunk to show the details inside. The 1957 Corvette is from the height of American mid-20th-century modern design, with its swooping curves and tasteful but spiffy use of chrome on the grille and front end. They don't make 'em like they used to. Drive with the top down now, while you can, the cold and dark are around the corner.

This one is in, to put it mildly, an "unrestored" state. The owners are still saving up for their program of restoration. The Buick Skylark was stylish in its day, 1972, and can be again. For now, it's what the owners call the "Joe Dirt Special," after a comedy/drama movie named "Joe Dirt" which somehow features the restoration of an older car. 

I've always loved cars and loved to draw them too. At one point I even considered becoming a car stylist or designer. In those days of my youth they actually sculpted the bodies out of plasticine clay before any kind of prototype was made. Now it's all done by 3-D computer graphics and soon, 3-D printing as well. 

Car drawings are technical pen and colored pencil on Bristol board. Corvette is 6 1/2" x 3", Buick is 6" x 2 1/2", September 6, 2013.

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