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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to Meeee!

now THATS what I call a birthday pressy!!

and no it didn't cost $39.84!!! But it was off Trademe not ebay!

should look cool with the Messerschmitt............

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BACKUPS Dave, Backups!!

our printer had a hard drive crash... lost all the tif files so weve had to copy all the scans back to his machine! Last backup was some months ago!!!  Still cant complain.. we have our own backups and dont depend on his PC and he does a great job overall.

The Roadrunner is starting to please even me. It IS a commission for another artists who couldve done it herself I think so I am putting some effort into this 'un. The chrome is starting to look good even.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Real Mopar Progress

finally started attacking the side of the car and the windows. always hard and very finiky shadows on this one.. Also started playing around with lightening the far side of the hood and showing the lip of the fender top. also tricky but coming along. I can see a lot of late dark blending on this one.. Finished the wheels on the race car too..
want to start the ship trace soon!

on another note read a Mike Caey book this week and got a couple more from the library. Great writing set in a paranormal London. Very dry humour in his writing that makes me laugh out loud now and then. "He had on a perfectly tailored suit. For a chimp!"   Love it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Montage Mania

2nd car started... couldnt help myself.. needed to do a tyre...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Commission City

Bit more work over the weekend. Heard from Warwick that he's doing some work for his local coffee shop patron and has a commission for an RAF plane of some kind. Good on him!
I have got another commission myself but for a SHIP! HMNZS Gambia, a cruiser operated by the NZ navy during the war. Luckily a black and white pic so could be quite easy to do.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday birthday lunch

The birthday bash continues! Took Anthea, her mother and our daughter and her boyfriend to Logan Browns in Wellington for a 3 course lunch. Superb! I recommend.

got back very full and did some work on the Roadrunner. (received check from the US for this today so I guess Id better put some effort in... lol)

also thought Id better show the final product of the Porsche. This commission was for a local racer and is his 1977 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 litre. Once Id done the scan and a bit of a tidy up it came out superb I think. Ive been contacted for a couple more commissions this week too.. a Lotus 7 look alike and possibly the HMNZS Gambia from WW2 (thats a ship!!!). Not holding my breath but its all good... Too good!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cheetah day

well... today was my wife's birthday and her present was a visit to the Cheetahs at the wellington zoo. The Cheetah encounter. Two large 50kg boys we got to pet.. very cool..
I also did a wee bit on the Plymouth.. the front end is super complex so this is it so far!
Note the special white pencil.. its called a stabilo 8052.. an interesting white pencil that will draw over just about anything. Give a s beautiful white line. Its made from the highest quality pigment and can write on glass plastic or even metal. Great addition to the stable.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mopar Muscle

new commission for a lady friend (for her boyfriend for Christmas)

I love how the wheels 'pop' out of the picture when one starts! For those interested its a Plymouth Roadrunner in road and track versions.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

finished the Porch

Ill leave it for a couple of days and get on with the Mopar one but I think its near as dammit done. Just a subtle curbing and grass brings it out nicely.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

nother commish

nearly done the Porch...
another commission in the pipeline now. For a fellow lady artist overseas for her boyfriends Christmas. A collage of old Mopar Muscle... How do I get into these things?

and the mopar muscle collage reference pic.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Good Porsche Progress

This is the result today after some 3 - 4 hours during the week and today.

Warwick up in Auckland so no communal drawing today understandably. Lots of good sales tho.. including one to Japan today!! AND another commission... for a Plymouth Roadrunner!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Racing Porsche

started this porsche.. a commission for the driver who races it in NZ.
as usual the wheels have it for a start..