Friday, 20 November 2009

Cars in the Park 2009 - Halifax

MGA

For the past 2 years, there has been a car show held in the beautiful setting of Victoria Park along South Park Street here in Halifax.

Austin Healey 3000

For it's third year, the organizers were kind enough to invite me as the guest artist for the show.

Lead Sled

It was a new experience for me, and I very much looked forward to it, though I had no idea how it would go.

1933 Dodge

I would set up and start illustrating, but time after time, as I was getting into the sketching, bystanders would stop and look, which is fine, but then they would start to converse with me.

1953 Sunbeam Alpine

It became such that I would have to get up and move to another subject before I could completely finished a sketch. I was very surprised at the interest people seemed to have of my art. It was a really fun experience that I look forward to doing next year.

TriKing

I managed to get six sketch done in all, which you can see here.

5 comments:

Jeffery Blackwell said...

Paul - I can see why people would stop and want to talk. These are really fine sketches.

Do you work from pencil sketches to ink?

Automobiliart.com said...

At some point, that's what I'm hoping to do, render over them in pen&ink, and then add colour.
From those more finished sketches, I hope to create next year's event poster.
Thanks for the feedback, Jeff. It's very much appreciated.
Cheers!

Miha said...

Very nice work, you nailed the proportions, i hope the weather was suatable for drawing too. ;)

Mr Dewhurst said...

Nice work! I know exactly what you mean about drawing with people around you having recently done a similar thing at the NZ festival of Motor Racing. Initially pretty scarey! I've posted some images from the day here if you're interested: www.flickr.com/groups/1310144@N20/pool/page9/

Automobiliart.com said...

Mr Dewhurst
Wow ... great stuff!
I love the looseness of the line, with some dabs of colour ... very very nice.
You should be posting these on your blog, with accompanying captions.
Thanks for touching base.