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Title: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 03, 2017, 06:57:27 AM
I suddenly found I was enjoying these freehand car drawings and I've been to a few other auto events taking pictures.
Here are some of the results!



Thanks
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 03, 2017, 07:07:28 AM
Brian,

Fantastic.  Looks like you've got a new career - drawing cars for folks at auto shows.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Val on April 03, 2017, 07:29:03 AM
I may be wrong here, is the bottom car an old Studebaker? It reminds me of one a friend had.

Great drawings Brian. Love the styling of the old vehicles.  :smitten:
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 03, 2017, 09:58:41 AM
Thanks MEA, Val,
And yes that's a Studebaker but not being a car guy I have no idea what model or year it is!
I'm getting the idea that motorcycle paintings are like portraits, they are nice but if it isn't your specific bike you aren't going to buy it.
Cars though, unless they are customized might be different.
Anyway it passes a couple of hours drawing them.
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Val on April 03, 2017, 04:29:00 PM
I love them all! Cars, trucks, bikes..... especially the classics and vintage.  :smitten:
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 03, 2017, 08:40:04 PM
 :twothumbs: :twothumbs: :twothumbs:  You're GREAT at drawing cars, Brian!  Too bad I can't get you to draw my 76 Jaquar XJS coupe
I had over 20 years ago.  Gold metallic with spoiler, fully loaded, with beautiful rims and a gleaming '65 Chevy conversion 8 cylinder engine.  I was a young reckless teen then (just kidding).  Once in a while I drove it to school and all my students ran out to the parking lot.  If I could, I would draw and paint it, but I have to be satisfied with an old photo.  My first wheels was an old army surplus jeep my dad got for me when he worked for the U.S. Navy.  That was when I was 15.  When I was 17 I drove to the Univ. of Hawaii over a mountain pass and he thought he would get me a heavier car that wouldn't overturn with the updrafts from driving along the mountain- a '55 Buick two-toned sedan.  I loved that car that stuck to the road!  He was a car fancier and worked for Ford-Mercury parts dept. back then and drove a Mercury Sun Valley, but his last car was a '62' Mercury Cougar that my mom would floor the pedal! Woo Hoo!


~Former Queen of the H1 Freeway (Liz)  :2funny:
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 03, 2017, 08:46:34 PM
Liz,
You are a stitch!!!

Stilts??? Fast cars???  You were a hot teen.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 04, 2017, 01:36:53 AM
Let's see the photo Liz, it might be fun to try drawing it.
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Gita on April 04, 2017, 03:14:28 AM
The 🚗 drawings look fantastic!!
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 04, 2017, 04:41:00 PM
 :clap: BRIAN, I will be happy to post the photo of me and my Jag- when I get home on Saturday.  Princess Diana had a similar model and I've been looking for a front photo of that beauty- to no avail.  There has not been another model like it, though it was customized with front and side spoilers, a hardwood steering wheel and gear shift,  front and rear stereo speakers, leather bucket seats.  I bought it at the Swap Meet for $7,000 from a guy who had a few too many classic foreign cars and Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was a little hard up on cash.  It had a low 70,000 miles on it.  No wonder; it got 9-12 miles a gallon.  I swear when I get to heaven I must have a spiffy car waiting for me and not a skateboard a millionaire minister was handed when he arrived at St. Peter's gate!  Well, I spent another $10,000 on it and my husband was ready to sell me.  Nah.
 -Liz


MEA,  growing up is the pits for oldsters, but you wouldn't know anything about that.  I can't handle another ride on the Zodiac rubber raft my friend and I did not too many years ago.  I plan to do water aerobics in the hotel pool instead.  :P -Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 05, 2017, 03:01:51 AM
Sure send it Liz, there are several front views of XJS's if you Google "XJS images", maybe I could work it out with one of your pictures!
A friend of ours in San Diego had an XJS V12 that was super looking but she eventually gave it up due to the maintenance costs, she did offer it to me and I did consider it, but common sense prevailed!
Another friend in Maryland bought an old XJ V12 and was grafting that big engine into a 32 Ford Hot Rod the last I heard from him!!

Have fun and keep enjoying life.
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 09, 2017, 05:01:32 PM
Here it is, Brian!  I couldn't find a front face.  It had single lens of the older 70's models, and custom design I told you about, a shiny chrome engine and beautiful rims on jumbo tires I spent my spare time cleaning and polishing. Crazy.
~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 09, 2017, 08:56:38 PM
Wow, Liz, that is quite the car.  You must have been the envy of all your friends.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Val on April 10, 2017, 04:13:18 PM
 :heeha:   That is one gorgeous car Liz! I'll bet it was difficult to part with. Must have been a right buzz to drive!
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 10, 2017, 06:48:25 PM
 :cheering: YES, YES, MAL & VAL!!!  It really was a beauty! 


I was first spoiled with the '55 Buick hard top turquoise and white coupe (not sedan).  Much later when I was married, one of the cars I really enjoyed was a Honda Civic hatchback with stick shift which I didn't get to keep very long.  When my youngest daughter, a lefty, couldn't pass her driver's test twice, I had to give it up for a Mercury Tracer automatic shift.   :(   Such is life. ~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 11, 2017, 04:24:43 AM
Nice! I always liked that champagne/beige color and had a couple of cars that color, mainly because it never showed the dirt!!
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 11, 2017, 07:28:11 AM
Liz,
This is a quick sketch of another XJS to which I added a chin spoiler, was yours like this?
Looking at the sketch I can see that I made the left headlights larger than the right ones!!
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2017, 08:04:17 AM
Cool drawing, Brian.  I love looking at these. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 11, 2017, 09:09:25 AM
Liz, I saw on your description "Single Lens" and discovered that the later years had a one piece headlight. I changed the drawing to reflect that.
I still looks a little lopsided, not sure why!
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 11, 2017, 09:36:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: A GREAT LIKENESS, BRIAN!!!   :smitten: I love the cat eyes; the size of the side mirrors looks about right, they were black and dome-shaped; the extended hood makes me think of Batman's car, esp. since I'm short.  You've got the tires right, too! Can you imagine me in the bucket seat?! The Ford Focus that I drive now looks like a mini version from the front with similar hood, though shorter, and with wrap around cat eye lens.
 O0 ~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 11, 2017, 09:38:21 AM
Glad you like it Liz!
Here's the last go at this, a little less lopsided (The right headlight was narrower than the left and the roof wasn't parallel to the rest of it!).
Brin
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2017, 09:46:45 AM
Cool, Brian!!

Liz will be thrilled.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 11, 2017, 09:52:57 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I LOVE IT, BRIAN!!!  It is PURRFECT!!!  Wish I could paint it!  Do you want anymore photos of cars to draw?  I found the old Buick I drove and even the old military jeep. . .  :smitten: ~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Val on April 11, 2017, 11:40:38 AM
 :heeha: Super job Brian!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 11, 2017, 12:31:33 PM
Sure Liz, I'd love some more.
by the way did you notice the front license plate on the XJS?
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 11, 2017, 09:14:20 PM
 :thankyou: , BRIAN!  Of course, I did!!!  I am sorta embarrassed  :blush: to be sharing my youthful lusts!  But what the heck!  My dad had no sons so I was a tomboy.  In the 40's I played with a crank machine gun he got me, climbed trees to hide from my mom who wanted me to clean house, played in the taro patch with the neighbor boy; my dad made my first pair of stilts.  Where's STONEY, BTW, he loves to tell stories, too!


 O.K., watch for the next beauty! ~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 11, 2017, 09:25:52 PM


Here's the '55 or '56 Buick I drove to the University of Hawaii on a narrow winding road with switchbacks over a mountain pass in my first year of college.  It wasn't long after when a tunnel was bored through the mountain and freeway built to get across to the city.
~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 11, 2017, 09:51:46 PM
This is what you give a 15 year old to drive!  My first wheels, a military surplus jeep that I drove my 2 sisters and 2 neighbor kids and myself to high school.  It looked a lot like this, but awfully faded paint and canvas with some tears in it.  No ax and shovel.  Needless to say my passengers were embarrassed to ride with me.  A street before I reached the school parking lot, if I didn't stop completely at the stop sign my passengers would jump out while the jeep was still rolling!  Sometimes I liked to tease them.


This may be my last photo unless I find the '47 Plymouth my husband drove around.  It was like a stretch limo when we took my parents riding.  :) ~Liz
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: scouserl41 on April 12, 2017, 02:42:27 AM
Fun times Liz!
Your story about your passengers jumping out reminds me of an old sidecar outfit I had hen I was 16 or 17. I was giving a friend a ride home and slowed for a red light, my friend decided to get off just as the light changed and I started pulling away, which resulted in him getting stuck on the luggage rack with his legs going like windmills trying to get back on again!
Brian
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 04:54:48 PM
:cheering: YES, YES, MAL & VAL!!!  It really was a beauty! 


I was first spoiled with the '55 Buick hard top turquoise and white coupe (not sedan).  Much later when I was married, one of the cars I really enjoyed was a Honda Civic hatchback with stick shift which I didn't get to keep very long.  When my youngest daughter, a lefty, couldn't pass her driver's test twice, I had to give it up for a Mercury Tracer automatic shift.   :(   Such is life. ~Liz

Huh.  That's weird.  I'm a Southpaw myself.  Learning to drive a stick, in Detroit, with a '69 Chevelle SS with the 396 engine and Holley 650 double-pumper carb., wasn't exactly the best move.  Although the location was the biggest problem!  :D

You could start off in 4th gear, if you wanted to.  If you had it in reverse and romped on it; the rear wheels would hop.  What was a drag was coming off a traffic light when the roads were wet.  You had to slip the clutch like crazy to keep the car from going sideways.

Drove a stick once while stationed in Scotland, which means shifting with the left hand.  Long story but ended up driving all night around the bay to get back to base.

Was back in Scotland in '98 and a guy said he heard I had done some driving when I was stationed there years ago.  When I confirmed it, he tossed me the keys and directed me to some store.  Once there I tossed him the keys and then he had me drive back.  I don't know the road markings and asked him how many mistakes I made.  I wasn't expecting "none" for an answer.

I came back to the 'States on a month's leave and held my hand out for the keys to the Chevelle.  The engine's rumble was 'music to my ears'.

At the end of the street was a four lane road, two lanes each way.  Amazingly, there wasn't a car on the road.

So, I turned left and am in the curb lane.  My brother's squirming in the passenger seat.  I looked at him like 'what's with you?' before looking forward again.

A half mile down the road's a traffic light which just had turned green.  It was day time and something didn't look right.  Looked closer and saw the front end of cars.

Oh, yeah.  I've got to be on the other side of the road.  The driver's door was along the curb.  I was on the wrong side of the road!  I corrected and had no problem.  There wouldn't have been a problem if there had been some immediate traffic on the road, either.

An amusing tidbit to look back on.

Oh, if anyone has reason to paint one of these cars moving and from the front; there's an individual item you can add in for an additional 'tidbit'.

The back edge of the hood towards the firewall also scooped up a bit.  Water from a rain storm would remain in place-as long as you were moving.  Air pressure, of course.
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 04:57:19 PM
:clap: BRIAN, I will be happy to post the photo of me and my Jag- when I get home on Saturday.  Princess Diana had a similar model and I've been looking for a front photo of that beauty- to no avail.  There has not been another model like it, though it was customized with front and side spoilers, a hardwood steering wheel and gear shift,  front and rear stereo speakers, leather bucket seats.  I bought it at the Swap Meet for $7,000 from a guy who had a few too many classic foreign cars and Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was a little hard up on cash.  It had a low 70,000 miles on it.  No wonder; it got 9-12 miles a gallon.  I swear when I get to heaven I must have a spiffy car waiting for me and not a skateboard a millionaire minister was handed when he arrived at St. Peter's gate!  Well, I spent another $10,000 on it and my husband was ready to sell me.  Nah.
 -Liz


MEA,  growing up is the pits for oldsters, but you wouldn't know anything about that.  I can't handle another ride on the Zodiac rubber raft my friend and I did not too many years ago.  I plan to do water aerobics in the hotel pool instead.  :P -Liz

Just remember we're all 'recycled teenager'.... ;)
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 05:10:19 PM
Glad you like it Liz!
Here's the last go at this, a little less lopsided (The right headlight was narrower than the left and the roof wasn't parallel to the rest of it!).
Brin

Oh, good, you found the 'gremlin'.  Nice stuff, either way.
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 05:17:36 PM
:thankyou: , BRIAN!  Of course, I did!!!  I am sorta embarrassed  :blush: to be sharing my youthful lusts!  But what the heck!  My dad had no sons so I was a tomboy.  In the 40's I played with a crank machine gun he got me, climbed trees to hide from my mom who wanted me to clean house, played in the taro patch with the neighbor boy; my dad made my first pair of stilts.  Where's STONEY, BTW, he loves to tell stories, too!


 O.K., watch for the next beauty! ~Liz

I got your message and here I am! (TA DA)...  'Duty Rascal' arriving. :)  With the projects I've got ongoing I generally don't get into the drawing forums.
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 05:20:57 PM
This is what you give a 15 year old to drive!  My first wheels, a military surplus jeep that I drove my 2 sisters and 2 neighbor kids and myself to high school.  It looked a lot like this, but awfully faded paint and canvas with some tears in it.  No ax and shovel.  Needless to say my passengers were embarrassed to ride with me.  A street before I reached the school parking lot, if I didn't stop completely at the stop sign my passengers would jump out while the jeep was still rolling!  Sometimes I liked to tease them.


This may be my last photo unless I find the '47 Plymouth my husband drove around.  It was like a stretch limo when we took my parents riding.  :) ~Liz

'4 60' air conditioning sans windows.  :)
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 24, 2017, 05:22:57 PM
Fun times Liz!
Your story about your passengers jumping out reminds me of an old sidecar outfit I had hen I was 16 or 17. I was giving a friend a ride home and slowed for a red light, my friend decided to get off just as the light changed and I started pulling away, which resulted in him getting stuck on the luggage rack with his legs going like windmills trying to get back on again!
Brian

And he was wishing he had joined the track team..... (impish grin)
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 24, 2017, 06:04:54 PM
I love it! That is a cool jeep. Are you going to draw or paint it?
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 24, 2017, 06:46:59 PM
You folks are having so much fun with these old car stories. 

Here's one - TRUE. 

When I got my license in 1961, my grandfather had to buy 4 feet of the yard next door so I could back our big wide '59 Chevy out of the driveway.  (I hate REVERSE gear!)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 26, 2017, 10:54:06 AM
You folks are having so much fun with these old car stories. 

Here's one - TRUE. 

When I got my license in 1961, my grandfather had to buy 4 feet of the yard next door so I could back our big wide '59 Chevy out of the driveway.  (I hate REVERSE gear!)

aloha

mea

Ouch.  Sounds like it was a tight squeeze.
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: stoney on April 26, 2017, 11:00:35 AM
My high school campus has a driver's training range with traffic light and a roadway large enough for two cars.

The instructor's shut down our passing each other, slowly, real fast.  We were in brand new '72 Pontiac's from a local dealership.  Think I was in a '72 Olds Omega (Nova with new name and badging).  The other high school also used the range.

When it came to being on the road, with the 'Student Driver' sign on top there was an amusing incident.

We were going down a boulevard which had two lanes plus one on each side of the road for people to park outside their houses.  There was a big area where no cars were parked and a police car was coming towards us.  The officer driving went halfway up on a few people's lawn as he passed us.  Guess one could never have enough room!  :D
Title: Re: More car drawings
Post by: liz on April 26, 2017, 10:34:03 PM
Hi STONEY, glad to see you sharing your stories.  You remember when anyone saw 'Student Driver' they hurriedly got out of our way.  I was in the very first driver training class in my school; that's how I started driving at 15 with my permit.  It used to be that we had to pass hill climbing and parallel parking to get our license.  They don't do that anymore here. One day I was trying out my skill at parallel parking, and after the second time of trying to park,  I hopped the curb with my jeep. Some guy came running out to move his car.  He must have been watching me. ~Liz