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Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:28 pm quote
Belkwinith wrote:
Do mosaics count?
Whoo...mad-cool, Belk!
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:19 pm quote
I made one from paper a few years ago, for our xmas card.

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Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:54 pm quote
Rae wrote:
I made one from paper a few years ago, for our xmas card.
I love it! You are super talented.
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:14 pm quote
We were at a friends 80th birthday bash a couple of weeks ago and the club we were in had lots of 'themed' murals on the walls.

This was was on a 'European' area.

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Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:12 pm quote
Rae wrote:
I made one from paper a few years ago, for our xmas card.
Love that one, Rae!
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:17 pm quote
My last one isn't a scooter but I wanted to share. I think my best painting yet.

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Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:57 pm quote
froggieposition wrote:
My last one isn't a scooter but I wanted to share. I think my best painting yet.
No scooters? No problem. Just great.
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:32 pm quote
Lovely work Froggie!
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:37 pm quote
Thanks.

Froggie- that looks great.
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:08 pm quote
Thank you. I am rather pleased with this one. Probably one of my favorites so far
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Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:08 pm quote
Xmas Scooter Paintings
Here is a series that I did this xmas

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Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:01 am quote
Re: Xmas Scooter Paintings
brookdain wrote:
Here is a series that I did this xmas
great 1st post brookdain
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:20 am quote
Lots of great posts lately. Keep them coming...
Rae wrote:
I made one from paper a few years ago, for our xmas card.
love this, took me a while to spot the third cat!
froggieposition wrote:
My last one isn't a scooter but I wanted to share. I think my best painting yet.
wow, great study of light and reflection. I see what you're doing here. This is preparation for a masterwork - a painting of a gleaming bright scooter, right?
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:06 am quote



Who doesn't love colouring in?

It's a nice change of task after the intricate work on the control points. I'm painting underneath the black line art here, quickly brushing in the colour with the Wacom pen.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:51 am quote



Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:42 am quote
Rae wrote:
I made one from paper a few years ago, for our xmas card.
Amazing!
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:47 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:



Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.
That's it! Throw it on a T-Shirt for me and we're off to High Rollers!
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:05 am quote
We have some artistically talented people here on MV! Why doesn't that surprise me?
Ray, Froggy, Belk, you are particularly talented!

Bob
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:10 am quote
(quote):Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.[/quote]

Ironfoot, at this stage are you still in Illustrator, or have you moved to Photoshop? I've never used a brush to fill in colour in Illustrator. I still use the pen tool with a fill.

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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:17 am quote
Etchkid wrote:
Ironfoot wrote:



Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.
That's it! Throw it on a T-Shirt for me and we're off to High Rollers!
I wish i had such talent....
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:22 am quote
froggieposition wrote:
My last one isn't a scooter but I wanted to share. I think my best painting yet.
Really terrific.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:22 am quote
Pepy27 wrote:
Etchkid wrote:
Ironfoot wrote:



Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.
That's it! Throw it on a T-Shirt for me and we're off to High Rollers!
I wish i had such talent....
Excellent. Where do I order a shirt? Love it!
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:28 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:



Adding some tone definition. I'm using the Wacom pen to block in the colour, then the mouse to finish the edges of the lines.
That's it. I'm in.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:29 am quote
Thanks. We are almost there I think. Just going to add some highlights and a few final details.
Burgerbob wrote:
Ironfoot, at this stage are you still in Illustrator, or have you moved to Photoshop? I've never used a brush to fill in colour in Illustrator. I still use the pen tool with a fill.
Still in Illustrator.

Usually I might have filled the colour like you say, make a closed shape with the pen tool, then apply a colour fill to that shape. But after doing so much mouse-work on the beziers earlier, I just fancied the quickness of the Wacom pen for a while. So I used the Wacom with a thick brush stroke, and sort of 'daubed in' the colour. Kind of like filling in with a thick marker pen.

The basic brush in Illustrator makes a single (open) vector line, with a variable stroke weight applied. Pretty much the same as the pen or pencil.

There are lots of different ways, of course, to fill in with a solid colour, that would achieve the same end result.

The colouring job could be done in Photoshop. But I want to retain the scalability, and have the final piece entirely made of vectors.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:02 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:



Ok, tidied up underneath the scooter, done the front wheel and suspension. The center stand had to go.

I've nudged the line for the far side cowl over to the left a little bit. I'll make an animated gif later that will highlight how some of these lines have moved around as the drawing has progressed.

I think that's all the outline work complete. It's looking good, I'm happy. It's come a long way from the rough sketch.

I'll think about adding some colour next.
I like where you're going with this, but I have to say - there's something about the sketch version that I like a lot.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:13 pm quote




I've added some highlights and a few final details:
- 'Vespa Super' badge on the legshield
- a little mark to define the Piaggio emblem on the top of the horncast
- mudguard crest (which had somehow escaped till now)
- tyre tread

All done for now. I can put the drawing, as it stands, on a t-shirt at redbubble.

I'd quite like to take it further, incorporate it into an emblem or a larger illustration. Maybe add some lettering or a slogan, perhaps something that harks back to those old print advertisements.

I've been wondering about having my work made into enamel metal signs. Metal plaques, advertisements like the kind you used to get at fuel stations. I'd love to see this scooter in high gloss enamels or bright durable inks, all rendered onto a metal plate. Something to hang in the shed or garage. What do you think?
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:39 pm quote
...and here's an animated gif cycling through the progress points:


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Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:41 pm quote
Great ideas mate, do it
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:31 pm quote
Awesome work! I just bought the GTS t-shirt myself! Will wear it proudly while riding/working on my GTS!
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:03 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:




I've added some highlights and a few final details:
- 'Vespa Super' badge on the legshield
- a little mark to define the Piaggio emblem on the top of the horncast
- mudguard crest (which had somehow escaped till now)
- tyre tread

All done for now. I can put the drawing, as it stands, on a t-shirt at redbubble.

I'd quite like to take it further, incorporate it into an emblem or a larger illustration. Maybe add some lettering or a slogan, perhaps something that harks back to those old print advertisements.

I've been wondering about having my work made into enamel metal signs. Metal plaques, advertisements like the kind you used to get at fuel stations. I'd love to see this scooter in high gloss enamels or bright durable inks, all rendered onto a metal plate. Something to hang in the shed or garage. What do you think?
Would definitely want a tee just with the bike as-is: digging the minimalist concept of that, nothing too busy. Doesn't mean it has to be the only option, of course. (You've probably pre-sold a dozen of 'em right here, yes?)

Enamel metal signage? Oh, golly, yes!
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:40 pm quote
Great drawing & killer T-shirt design! You have a great eye.




I picked up this sticker from a friend in Europe and the style seems somewhat similar. Is it some of your earlier work?

Image3.jpg

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Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:18 am quote
Belkwinith wrote:
Do mosaics count?
Wow, those are something! Ice sculpture, anyone....?
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:18 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
I picked up this sticker from a friend in Europe and the style seems somewhat similar. Is it some of your earlier work?
ha, yes, that's a well-travelled sticker! That's a freebie I send out with the pins, stickers, etc
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:13 pm quote
That was quick. Will try and have my order in by tomorrow.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:06 pm quote
I just purchased a t-shirt.

I will post up a detailed review when it arrives.
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:18 pm quote
Don't make any hasty decisions Strick... You do know you can have your own drawing put on a shirt?
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:03 am quote
That's a good looking T-shirt Ironfood!

Perhaps because this all started from the poster, I can't look at the ready T-shirt without seeing some background attached. Old cafe, beach...whatever, somehow the scoot sets my imagination flying.
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:22 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Don't make any hasty decisions Strick... You do know you can have your own drawing put on a shirt?
*strokes chin*

I might just do that...






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Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:36 pm quote
Shirt arrived!!
Here is the promised review of Ironfoots t-shirt.

It's a shirt. It fits well. The quality is great. I like it.



Vespa shirt by R. Strickland, on Flickr
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