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in #slothicorn3 years ago

Hello my friends,

This has been defintively the month of the cars.

I feel an irresistible attraction when I see a cars like these. It's as if someone just parked the car there for me and my sketchbook.

This addiction has made me travel lately, near my city, where I live and also abroad. Tomorrow, I will be flying to Athens, to another classical car event this weekend.

I come by surprise to these events. No one is waiting for a car artist. And I think nobody suspects that such a guy exists.
So, without thinking much, I start to draw the car in front of me.

A guy in Mallorca, spain, has an amazing hobbie: He builds 100 % electric cars in old carroseries, like this one:

When I was drawing that pot, a guy, who looked like Johnny Cash, asked me to draw his Ferrari Testarrosa. Under an incredible heat, and with the asphalt burning my feet, I drew his car. When I finish the drawing, I ask, "How much do I deserve for this?" and he offered me 20 Euros.
I remained silent and I shoot him with my 1000 miles regard. Ashamed, he tool his car and left the event.

This anecdote helped me to know who my real clients are. Being an art so old, only people with a certain artistic education can value it well.


When I saw this MG-A, I could not resist the temptation:
MGA was a car designed for women. Yes, there was a time, where cars had gender

Madeleine surprised me by drawing the Mercedes 170 that I already published. She was the most incredible woman in the whole event. She radiated a very singular elegance. He approached and said:
"Well, well, here an artist!" "I have a green Thunderbird, but it has already been drawn".
"Not that way" I replied.

The next day, I saw the thunderbird in the parking. I sat in front of the rear and began to sketch it. Madeleine arrived just when I was finishing it.
I offered her my drawing, and she invited me to a cup of wine, late in the week.

This addiction to the cars, brings also special people to my life. Something is changing..

Back to France, I saw an event next weekend not far from my city.
It was held in the court of a Chateau own by a Comte. I was a sunny sunday, and an interesting collection of cars of all kinds.

I started with this Corvette from 1953, as the owner was present.
"Bonjour Monsieur! Est-ce que je peux dessiner votre belle voiture? (good morning, can I draw your beautiful car?)


I discovered then a brand of cars that I never heard about. It is called "Dyna" and was a french manufacturer.

The ladies of the car watched the whole process. One of them, had some experience in watercolor and was surprised of my shadowing technique. I usualy add shadows first, in cold hues.

Then I moved to this Jaguar, the owner wanted to have this drawing hung on his wall.

And I keep drawing in drawing, discoving new possibilities with my pencil and my watercolor box.

jaguar XJS

And I keep drawing in drawing, discoving new possibilities with my pencil and my watercolor box.

Mercedes 280 GL


Thank you for reading and have fun!


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Whoa these are some very nice cars, Javier. And you are able to capture their likeness and characteristics pretty well, despite drawing so many of them.
Really nice watercolour works :D.

These cars are cool! I can imagine them all in real. I'm sorry for that Ferrari driver. The more money you have the less you value others.. of course it's not everyone, but many people are like that. Your drawings are very nice! Thank you for sharing!

I'm really loving this series, I love classic cars. I'd love to have an old 1950s mg convertible one day.

It's funny many don't know that the electric car was really the first and best in it's hey day in the late victorian and was considered superiour. In fact, ladies cars were often considered better as electric as it didn't have the loud noise and smell of the petrol engines, but I think we know that the oil powers that be made sure that didn't last long ;)

They'll have their day again, but we'll be told they are a new invention.

I can tell from myself now that I must think about researching my car in depth. This will help you learn more about both how you can boost it and how you can save it. I am very happy that I was able to figure out without any difficulties how it is possible to look and see the specifics of the same bearing I was able to find out here. Therefore, I hope that this will be useful for many. Few people can say such information and show them now.
So be sure to take a look and get acquainted. I hope very much that every driver will need it now, especially as there is very little information in the network about such subtle topics as bearings. Usually there are articles about the car itself. I hope that it will be useful, I can help.