Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tina Loves Leather (1-10-16)

"Tina," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol
Ebay Item # 221991533872

It's been so long since I've drawn Tina's '67 Corvette that some of our newer friends probably haven't even seen it.  This was her first project car, which she bought as a wreck when she was a teenager and rebuilt.  She later installed a 427 with three deuces and an M-22 four-speed, once she could afford it.  

Still working on nailing down how to work in this method.  What do you think of the new look?

4 comments:

  1. I think you are doing pretty good at doing these grey scale type drawings. I know they aren't grey scale, but that is the best way I could describe them.

    I seem to be picking up the shading part quickly. Where you are able to convey light and dark without making the drawing too dark overall.

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    1. Thanks, pal! I'm not sure exactly what to call them, either, but they are done in different grays, so I don't think you're far from the mark. I almost think they're a "duotone" since they're basically done in two colors, but I'm not sure that's right, either.

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  2. Can we safely assume then that Tina has the interior tricked out in fine, high quality leather goodies as well? Perhaps purchased from Dee's (nice touch) right across the street? I should expect nothing less...

    The warm and cool grays seem pretty well integrated on this one. I especially like the reflected warmth on the 'vette from Tina's legs and the ground, which balances well with the cool grays. In fact, all the little areas of reflected "temperature" (read light), both warm and cool, all over go a long way at making the integration successful, I think. Places such as her shoes, halter, hair, butt, thighs, etc. are all examples of what I think is necessary for a piece like this to work. Same for the tires, header and drivers side windshield, to name but a few on the other nice figure in the piece. Things we see on an unconscious level, only noticed as a vague disquiet on the conscious level when they are not there. Progressing nicely, I would say!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think I'm getting the swing of this a little better. I'm not sure how it looks to everyone else, but I think this method is starting to look pretty good as I get a better grip on where to put the warm and cool colors.

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