Introduction: 30's Ford Hot Rod Sketch

I was bored in class a while back and began to work on the sketch that you see above. the drawing has been sitting in my room for quite some time now and I have finally decided to post up the pictures I took of the car. I understand that there are much better artists/works out there, I just decided to share my piece of the pie with the internet. I do have a few more drawings that I made a couple years back, they are, as expected, not as aesthetically pleasing. One is of a '63 Corvette that is heavily modified, the other is a cartoon drawing of a '65 GTO. I am willing to post them if anyone wants me to, I am also open to suggestions for a future car sketch(s). NO PROMISES, however I am considering something along the lines of a monthly sketch based on suggestions from you, the community on a first come first served basis.

Please Enjoy,
                          TBB

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acuchetto (author)2014-01-08

Nice job on this drawing. It shows some real talent. As an instructable it would be great to see you "build" the drawing. For example many artists work from photographs. Some work from life. Did you draw this from memory?

Of course, you can take any number of paths to your projects, but, as and instructable the general aim is to teach or "instruct" others in how they might accomplish something similar. my goal in reading instructables is to learn.

I'm certain other people will contribute suggestions, but here are a few from me:
What things are most helpful to you when you draw?

Do you have a favorite pencil(s)?

Have you tried using different kinds of paper?

Have you framed any of your work?

What have you learned about creating shadows?

What part of this drawing do you start with?

What have you learned about perspective?

Who are your favorite artists?

Again, there are
I look forward to seeing your future projects.

Cheers!

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Thank you very much for your support, now I will try my best to answer some of your questions.

- I do not have one particular favorite pencil, however I do always look for some key features; mechanical, 0.7 graphite, good eraser, no extra grip, hard plastic body, and a screw-on tip.

- i have used other types of paper such as; printer paper, 14 x 81/2 in. printer paper, tracing/sketch paper, and grid paper. I do for scaling purposes like drawing on lined or grid paper.

- I have not framed any of my work in a traditional sense, instead I have a cork board that I pin my works to.

- I have not learned very much in the field of shading, not professionally at least. What I am currently doing is giving the desired area of shading a light coverage of pencil marking and then smearing it with one finger until it reaches an even shade all across, I then erase the areas that I do not wish to be colored in.

- In this drawing, as well as any car drawing, I start with the "closest" corner of the vehicle and work my way towards the "furthest" corner. I, unlike some artists, give full detail to each piece as i draw it. In this particular case I started from the front, drivers side tire worked to the passenger tire, I then went to the engine, firewall, door, canopy, tailgate, and finally the rear tires.

- What I have learned of perspective is all self taught. I start with a picture in my head for what i want my drawing to look like when it is complete, this image changes often. I try to base the image off of what it would look like to be staring at a picture of the desired vehicle. That should probably answer your question as to whether or not I draw from memory, if not, then yes I do.

- Art is more of a hobby of mine, not a passion. My real passion is cars, any thing with an engine, specifically high performance cars or sports cars. I try to combine these two things like this as often as I can, in class, at home, or any where I have the time. To answer your question about a favorite artist, no one in particular. I enjoy "good" art, I know that will get hated, but what I mean is art that is what is, not trying to be. I like both abstract and concrete art, both about evenly.

Well I hope that I have answered some of your questions about my work and myself.-
-The_Boss_Builder

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War pig (author)2014-01-09

Looks really cool man.....nice job!!!!!

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acuchetto (author)2014-01-08

(Nix the "Again there are" sentence. I am falling asleep as I type!)

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