Sunday, December 23, 2012

As a kid, I liked to copy ideas that I thought were cool (I guess we all do though, don't we? Part of the process of inspiration leading to new ideas)...I loved all the Jackman truck artwork. I did this when I was about 12 years old.

I loved cars when I was a kid, this was an early car drawing from me, when I was about 8 years old. Note the tacks or nails shooting out of the exhaust! I don't know why it's on a bridge, and the large bug on the roof and the number "2000?" Mysteries to me...

A sketch I did thinking about how Disney would make a caricature of my 1963 Sunbeam Alpine.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Okay, time to post some drawrings

sketch of 550 Spyder
Inspired by my own '68 Bronco and T-shirts I used
to wear as a kid. I had a finished color version,
but lost that in a computer failure.
Alfa Romeo in action sketch
Jeep design idea...not sure how I feel about it.
Truck design idea for 3 Musketeers stop-mo jobs

Fun, quick sharpie sketches

Slightly stylized sketch of my Alpine

Alfa at rest sketch

Rabbit "sitting on its nuts" to be finished...

Unfinished drawing of Sunbeam Alpine done
in 1995 on a Mac computer using Freehand.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

First post...

No pressure...first post...broadcast across the entire internet. Does it have to be full of unbelievable insight, brilliant observation, gut-busting humor, amazing creativity or museum-quality artwork? If so, this may be a very disappointing post with which to start a blog. Maybe no one will read it or know it exists, so I guess the pressure really comes from myself.

Anyway, my plan is to share my artwork with anyone who is interested and hopefully get feedback and share ideas too. I love to draw and I love to get my hands greasy working on cars, bicycles, motorcycles, projects around the house, friends' projects...whatever. I think I really hid my love of drawing at my last place of employment, which really hurt my career there, so that is something that I will do differently from now on. I really do love to draw, I have a lot to learn, but I feel like I was meant to be an artist, and since I really have hidden what I love to do out of lack of self-confidence and other stuff, I have caused myself to miss out on opportunities...possibly life-changing opportunities. To me art and artistic expression, in its infinite forms, is what causes me great joy and excitement. I love to draw, yes, but I love to paint, sculpt, airbrush, pinstripe, paint and draw digitally, create graphic design, work with typography, express ideas with pencil and paper, throw pots, hand-build ceramic pieces and even attempt to play the drums.

Stay tuned...I will post some artwork soon. - JD