Today, I helped my friend with her sketching by doing some overlays. Its pretty fun being able to discuss my thought process and point out how to draw car in perspective. I've showed how I like to draw through, section lines, and being able to loosen up. I may need to draw more cars in the future!
I was actually surprised to see that last weeks piece remained as intact as I saw it. Usually, murals get painted over fairly quickly.
I really enjoyed doing a car last time and was in the mood to do another. A photographer that documents whats happening at the park really enjoyed the loose sketch before it was colored. What I thought was really neat about that sketch was how the graffiti was able to show through the car sketch.
With the next mural, I wanted to have the cars "paint" be the graffiti that I was painting over. The first car was more modern and sporty. I wanted the next car to be more cartoony, which is why I went with the Ambassador. Its an iconic Indian design thats been around for 60 years or so. As I was painting, it drew a lot of attention from the Indian observers at the park. Overall, I'm very pleased with this piece.
As usual, there was great work at the graffiti park. I wanted to try something else besides robots, so I decided to attempt to draw a car with spraypaint. It was a lot more challenging than expected! It was difficult to work on a larger scale, and draw consistent lines that are more than 5 feet long, but I think I've made it work. The design itself is a little safe, but the overall painting was successful. Next Sunday, I'll like another go at this.
This is my take on a modern version of a Mopar muscle car. I was really drawn to the the Barracuda and its toothy grill. I was also very drawn to the strong graphic breakups within the hood and side graphics. I also included LED projector headlights that allow air to flow through them, like the Bugatti Chiron. Overall, I wanted something mean and green.
Dane gave some additional suggestions on how to make a better gasser sketch. He suggested that there should be more details, like a roll cage, a driver, deeper wheels in the back, a name for the car, and additional "easter eggs."
I took those suggestions to heart and created a sketch with more appropriate proportions and more details. Some of those details are Austin artist specific ;)
This week's topic for sketchwars is to draw a hot rod. My friend Dane suggested that I should draw a gasser. I wasn't sure exactly what that was, so I did a quick google image search and saw ridiculously modified hotrods for drag racing. I loved seeing the giant tires in the back, the super skinny tires in the front, the unusual lifted stance and the exposed mechanicals.
This is my attempt at capturing the ridiculous, awesomeness of the gasser hotrod. This version is some sort of 1950's chevy with an exposed roots supercharger.