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« on: October 23, 2010, 07:49:14 PM »
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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.



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.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 08:30:36 PM »
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Hey Mike.
WOW!
Love the perspective.
Love the subject matter.
Love the setting.
Amazed by the talent.
Brilliant.
I will be eagerly watching progress.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 08:49:33 PM »
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Mike,

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

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 09:06:12 PM »
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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

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 04:32:16 AM »
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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.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 02:35:50 PM »
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That's fantastic!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 07:09:54 PM »
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that's a very good "rough" drawing Mike - I only wish I had a smidgen of your talent!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 05:38:48 PM »
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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.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 12:23:36 PM »
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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.



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.

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 08:21:36 PM »
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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

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 07:43:12 PM »
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 This weeks update. Not the most productive of weeks but have started putting the foreground and background in.



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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010, 08:55:48 PM »
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Looking the part mate.

Maybe an eyebrow for the front number plate.

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2010, 09:13:44 PM »
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Looking good Mike, I think the front number plate eyebrow is reserved for the FE, although you occasionaly see them fitted to FC front

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 07:43:03 PM »
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Your pic is looking awsome Mike, great job! I'm looking forward to the end result,
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 09:41:20 AM »
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Mike,

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

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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010, 04:58:49 PM »
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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.

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David

PS - I can't draw to save my life!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 06:54:20 PM »
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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.



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.

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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2010, 07:25:47 PM »
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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 Cheesy Cheers Jeff.
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010, 10:23:25 PM »
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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. Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2010, 12:10:54 AM »
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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.

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