VEHICLES 2

A Family Group

This was a lovely commission to have. Seven drawings of cars from one household.

The cars owned by a good friend, his father and his sister.


The challenge was, as they were to be grouped together in handmade frames, to make each image the same length (20 cm or 8") for A4 paper.

This ensured that each aperture in the mask would be the same size and the overall effect would be balanced.



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The E93A Prefect and the 100E Anglia were Alan's dad's. Both being black meant a real leap of faith once the layout was done.

Lots of pressure on an HB pencil. Once you start there is no going back!



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These are Alan's cars. The A35 was at the other extreme, a very light grey. A gentle touch with a 2H pencil was required. The Morris 1000 needed a similar approach and some research into 'Moggie Wipers', I learnt a lot about them very quickly! The wheels on the MG A are quite distinctive and getting the punched holes looking right took a while. The hub caps on the Sunbeam Stiletto were, how should I put this?, a nightmare! These are much smaller than I usually draw (A3 paper is my size of choice) so this level of detail (especially number plates) demands a deep breath and a steady hand.



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Alan bought his Morris from his sister; so the brief was to make two drawings of that car.

The easiest route would have been to layout two identical drawings, but that would have been cheating.

This one is from a different viewpoint. Same size (A4) but in its own frame.

The three frames (2 drawings - 4 drawings - 1 drawing) were all hand made from matching grey framing with hand cut masks by

Bernadette Marbrow.

In the collection of Mr A Buxton and his sister.

Triumph Rocket III



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A 'Work In Progress' picture for my client.

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