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Title: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on October 23, 2010, 07:49:14 PM

I think it is about time I went back to my roots. With that in mind, here is a rough drawing for a oil painting I plan on doing.

I do mean rough, there is still no faces or background, the rear window is wrong as well as many other things but it is a starting point.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/Untitled-1.jpg)

It has been a long time so I know that there will be lots of problems along the way.

I will add to this post when I have done the under painting, monochromatic, in french ultramarine blue I think.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: customFC on October 23, 2010, 08:30:36 PM
Hey Mike.
WOW!
Love the perspective.
Love the subject matter.
Love the setting.
Amazed by the talent.
Brilliant.
I will be eagerly watching progress.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: EffCee on October 23, 2010, 08:49:33 PM
Mike,

Wow, not only are you fantastic with Photoshop, but the drawing is awesome. I too can't wait to see the finished painting

Keith


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Damo58 on October 23, 2010, 09:06:12 PM
Well if that is rough then the final finished product is going to be awsome and if they come up for sale i will be interested

                                                      Cheers Damo58


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Paul In Ireland on October 24, 2010, 04:32:16 AM
excellent! I am a sucker for good art like this - if you get it finished to how you like it, consider doing a number of lithographs and selling them - I would be up for the original or a limited copy myself.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 24, 2010, 02:35:50 PM
That's fantastic!  :)


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: NosFEratu on October 24, 2010, 07:09:54 PM
that's a very good "rough" drawing Mike - I only wish I had a smidgen of your talent!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on October 25, 2010, 05:38:48 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.
I will see what I can do and my next post will hopefully be the underpainting.
It has been many years since I really tried to do anything.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on October 30, 2010, 12:23:36 PM

To keep myself motivated I am going to try to post an update once a week until it is finished. So, while the underpainting is not completed, here is my post this week of where I am at.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/underpainting2.jpg)

For those that don't know, the underpainting is there to work out your light and shadow without the distraction of colour. It is also the best time to correct mistakes. The colour of the underpainting will also determine the overall feel of the final painting as it will show through.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: EffCee on October 30, 2010, 08:21:36 PM
Mike,

I am glad that you have decided to keep us updated, the drawing is fantastic, it seems to really "Come Alive" as if you are watching the car... I am absolutely amazed at how talented you are

Well done, keep us posted on the updates

Keith


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on November 06, 2010, 07:43:12 PM
 This weeks update. Not the most productive of weeks but have started putting the foreground and background in.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/underpainting4.jpg)

Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 06, 2010, 08:55:48 PM
Looking the part mate.

Maybe an eyebrow for the front number plate.

Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: zulu on November 06, 2010, 09:13:44 PM
Looking good Mike, I think the front number plate eyebrow is reserved for the FE, although you occasionaly see them fitted to FC front

cheers Gary


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Moon on November 07, 2010, 07:43:03 PM
Your pic is looking awsome Mike, great job! I'm looking forward to the end result,
Cheers,
Moon.
 ;)


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: EffCee on November 08, 2010, 09:41:20 AM
Mike,

Love seeing the way the picture is coming to life, fantastic work!

Keith


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: ridgey_didge on November 08, 2010, 04:58:49 PM
Mike,

Like everyone else I am amazed at how good your artwork is.  But, and it is not meant as a criticism, and it may be only me - can I ask - Is the little girl too little?  Perspective is obviously in the eye of the beholder and to me she seems too small. I am happy to have everyone tell me I'm wrong.  I'd just hate to get to the end of something that is obviously of such high quality and never have anyone ask me that question if it was bugging them.

As I say - I love your work and am happy to be wrong.

Cheers
David

PS - I can't draw to save my life!!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on November 08, 2010, 06:54:20 PM
Thanks for all the comments and support.

David your question is a good one. I have looked it up and the average 3 year old is around 33 inches or 83 centimeters. Bear in mind this is the average height, some are taller some are shorter. I cannot measure the height from the floor to the stainless strip on my car as I no longer own it. So, having just blocked in the girls head. Is she too small? She isn't standing straight so that would make her a little taller. What are your opinions. I would like to hear them.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/underpainting7.jpg)

I am not really happy with the little girl anyway, so I was thinking of replacing her. I would be nice to have her the right size.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Stewy on November 08, 2010, 07:25:47 PM
Hi Mike ,love your work.
As a reference at the centre of the front wheel arch, the centre of the guard spear is about 28 and1/2 inches above the ground.
Hope this puts you in perspective :D Cheers Jeff.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on November 08, 2010, 10:23:25 PM
Fantastic work.  Can't wait to see the end result.

My initial reaction regarding the girl is that she is a bit too small in relation to the car.  However, if this picture is in the spirit of the Holden advertisments of the time, then no problem... Mr Linklater and co (who did most of the pics for GMH) made a point of having 'little people' near the cars to help overstate the size of the all new Holden.

Personally, I'd try to make her a 'bit' bigger.  I'd keep her though, it is a fantastic original idea, and I'll line up for a print. :o


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: customFC on November 09, 2010, 12:10:54 AM
At 3, standing upright, my daughters head was just below the door handle.
She is tall for her age though.
To me, that child would look about 2 1/2 on average.
Still old enough to get into that kind of mischief.....I have a few walls in my home to prove it.
I say if you leave her alone, it would work out OK.

Regards
Alex


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on November 09, 2010, 12:23:12 AM
If I was going to be a really picky bastard, I'd say make the rego label on the windscreen one from the 1950s or 60s, not the computer printed ones of today (which I think you have in the picture at present).

I wish I was so talented that the only thing a bloke could comment on about my car drawing was the bloody rego label! :o


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on November 13, 2010, 01:40:31 PM
Thanks for all the input.
I have changed the little girl, I guess the size is about right. I know the legs and feet are wrong but I still don't like her.
I think this week I will try a combination of the two and see how that comes out.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/newgirl.jpg)

One day I will get it right.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: DN2168 on November 13, 2010, 01:48:57 PM
Don't worry Mike, if she did that to my car I wouldn't like her either  ;D.

Dean.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Paul In Ireland on November 13, 2010, 10:27:01 PM
Or what about a little boy with a toy hammer?  ;)


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on November 13, 2010, 10:45:43 PM
Naah, save the little boy with the hammer for the second picture with an FE.  I want one of each!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: DN2168 on November 14, 2010, 10:53:14 AM
Or what about a little boy with a toy hammer?  ;)

Still gotta put the other grille back in it Paul. ;) ;D


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on November 14, 2010, 04:51:23 PM

I had a piece of spare canvas board so I painted the girl again, not with too much detail but enough to get the idea, this time combining the two. I have then added to the original painting using photoshop. A hell of a lot easier than continuously paint one girl over the other.I think I will give this one a go. Although the idea of a young boy with a hammer is a good one.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/newgirl2-1.jpg)

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Paul In Ireland on November 14, 2010, 08:15:32 PM
That now seems to "sit" right by my untrained eye....


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on November 28, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
Just a quick one. Started adding a bit of colour. Still a long way to go.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/colour.jpg)

Regards

Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on November 28, 2010, 08:46:14 PM
Lookin' great, Mike.  It doesn't matter how cute you draw the little girl though, she still should get a smack!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: EffCee on November 28, 2010, 08:58:41 PM
Mike,

I am amazed at the amount of work that has already gone into this. Absolutely outstanding.


Keith


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: weddo on November 29, 2010, 01:25:31 PM
You better be carefull Mike,

That little girls trying to trick you. She has done her hair four different ways already so you don't recognise her ;D

regards

Weddo

PS well done


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on December 30, 2010, 01:46:02 PM
Hey all
Still working on it. I'm going to change the girl again.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/christmas1.jpg)

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on December 30, 2010, 02:24:58 PM
Looking good.
So SHE is the one responsible for all those bloody 'My Family' stickers I keep seeing everywhere!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: RET on December 30, 2010, 06:43:27 PM
The car's a perfect match; if the bloke was 2 foot shorter you'd swear that was Charlie Boozer and one of his girls ;D ;D

I love this thread, great work Mike.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on December 31, 2010, 05:07:19 AM

Thanks guys

I actually had to google 'my family' stickers and charlie boozer to see what they were. I guess I don't get out enough.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Wayne on December 31, 2010, 11:50:32 AM
Hi
The car is looking good. When are you going to do the the number 1 car the FE
WAYNE


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on December 31, 2010, 01:12:44 PM
Hi Wayne,

I'm afraid there is no plans on doing a painting of the FE. Fine motor vehicle that it is. This is in memory of my FC that I just sold. Something to remember it by that is a little more personal than a photograph.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: RET on January 01, 2011, 11:33:23 AM
Charlie Boozer is the nickname of one of the NSW Club Members ($2), who is blessed with 4 daughters. You'd travel a long way to meet a nicer bloke.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Paul In Ireland on January 04, 2011, 06:12:45 AM
It is really looking good - I can see the trouble you're having with the child and the shadow line etc, but when you get it right it will just slap you in the face.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on February 06, 2011, 05:20:24 PM
Hey all

This is going to be the last post on this one for a while. I changed the girl again and I am still not the least bit happy with it.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/3rdgirl.jpg)

This girl is coming out and I will find another one to put in. I am moving to Queensland next month and I have a great niece who is 3 years old.
Maybe I can get her to pose. Maybe.

Take Care
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: jack_fc on February 06, 2011, 05:48:38 PM

Bloody hell, Mike; that little girl is causing you a lot of headaches!
(but I agree she's still not quite right...)
Hopefully your neice will solve the problem!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: stinky on February 06, 2011, 07:05:18 PM
Bloody hell, Mike; that little girl is causing you a lot of headaches!
Don't they all  ::)


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: fink fc on February 08, 2011, 08:15:11 AM
WELL MIKE ,WHAT CAN I SAY.YOU HAVE CREATED A MONSTER.I CANT DRAW TO SAVE MESELF.V/GOOD WORK I MUST SAY .AFTER VIEWING YOUR LATEST DRAWING I,M HOPING THE GUY IZNT YOU ,HEEZ LOOKN A BIT SCARY,AND THE GIRL,WELL,SHOULD BE A BOY WITH A SPRAY CAN SO HE CAN TAG YOUR CAR.A VAN MAYBE NEXT TIME YOU COULD PUT THE FE/FC FORUM LOGO ON THE SIDES  COOL,HEY.           


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on February 09, 2011, 03:55:13 AM
Thanks All

Like I said, I think it is time to put the painting away and have a break. I will have another go at it in a couple of months.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: REDMR2RED on February 09, 2011, 11:47:19 AM
Great sketch, keep it up!!!  I think the girls needs to be in shadow.

Red


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: stinky on February 09, 2011, 01:00:22 PM
I will have another go at it in a couple of months.

Instead of the girl, what about a dog cocking his leg on the front tyre? It would invoke the same owner reaction ;D


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on February 09, 2011, 08:26:37 PM

Quote
Instead of the girl, what about a dog cocking his leg on the front tyre?

I appreciate the input and comments from everyone. We all look at things differently and I can use all the help I can get.
The girl does need to be in shadow, I would have taken care of that once I was happy with the way she looked. But.......
Since I don't like her - she is going to be painted over.

The dog idea may be in, but I am going to try something else first

Once again, thanks.
Mike



Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Shayne on March 09, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
Hey Mike,
Did you end up having another go at this great picture or is it still on the backburner?  Would love to see some more progress. :)


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on March 13, 2012, 01:35:58 PM
Hey all,
Still alive and kicking. I have not finished the painting yet but have made a few changes.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/FC_Small.jpg)

Regards

Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: weddo on March 13, 2012, 01:43:45 PM
Your niece draws a lot better than those other girls Mike  ::)


regards


Weddo


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: NickZ on March 13, 2012, 08:03:01 PM
I dont understand, Is this a canvas painting or on a computer? the reason is you make major changes but doesnt look like its been changed at all.
But its very good either way


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on March 14, 2012, 04:37:00 AM
Thanks.

This is an oil on canvas board painting.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Crackers on May 30, 2012, 11:29:27 PM
This is amazing. It looks so good. You have some real talent. I can't wait to see the finished product.


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on May 31, 2012, 01:42:36 AM

Thank you. I have put it away for a while and am working on some other things so it may be some time before I finish it.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: CraigFC on May 31, 2012, 09:37:51 AM
Maybe the little girl could become daddy's little helper with a sponge in her hand, bucket & hose near bye.  :-\


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: JB on October 10, 2013, 08:11:45 AM
Bump... Think we need to see this again.

Is it still packed away?


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on October 10, 2013, 06:39:23 PM


Hey All. Still kicking around. I haven't done any drawing or painting for the past couple of years, so ....... this painting hasn't gone any further.

All the best to everyone.
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: petrolhead on December 05, 2013, 09:34:57 AM
Mate your "rough" drawing I thought was good this is fantastic keep up the good work


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: Paul In Ireland on January 23, 2014, 09:36:45 PM
So, final product yet??


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: petrolhead on January 23, 2014, 11:13:34 PM
fink STOP YELLING as for the dog pissing on it why not have a guard dog instead


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: NES304 on January 23, 2014, 11:48:14 PM
fink STOP YELLING as for the dog pissing on it why not have a guard dog instead
What are you on about?


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: petrolhead on January 24, 2014, 07:47:23 AM
When you type all in capitals it means you are yelling


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: NES304 on January 24, 2014, 08:09:29 AM
Couldn't find Finks post last night which is why I asked the question.
Went further back to find it....three Years ago!!!


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: LimeSoda on May 10, 2017, 05:19:59 PM
This weeks update. Not the most productive of weeks but have started putting the foreground and background in.

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/mc591/underpainting4.jpg)

Mike

Insane drawing skill you showed here. I envy your talent! :D


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on May 12, 2017, 01:41:24 PM
Thanks. It's been years since I've looked at it.

Regards
Mike


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: LimeSoda on May 12, 2017, 03:07:16 PM
Do you still make this kind of art?


Title: Re: Rough Drawing
Post by: mc54 on May 13, 2017, 03:25:22 PM
No. I haven't done anything in years. Not enough time.