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Hooked
GTS Super Sport
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:15 am quote
A webcomic artist I follow drew this, not me, but I thought I'd post anyways...

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Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
Joined: 21 May 2007
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Location: Notts, England
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:08 am quote
^^^ Wow, that comic art is excellent. Proper job. ^^^
october wrote:
Ironfoot wrote:
A couple of recent sketches, made with the Wacom pen and the drawing app Mischief
These are really nice!

The Wacom tablet is tough!
It's pretty frustrating. I have been practicing with it.

I need to try Mischief again, I have been using Illustrator, which is pretty frustrating as well.
Thanks october. Stick with it!

My Wacom set works well for pencil sketching in Mischief, the pressure sensitivity is good and it registers the marks instantly. But for some reason the performance is a bit laggy in Photoshop and it doesn't register the pressure. Maybe I've got the settings wrong, I'm sure I used to have it working better.

I like using the Wacom pen from time to time, but most of my stuff is made using the mouse and keyboard. Mouse for plotting points and lines, keyboard for tool selection and shortcuts.
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:16 am quote
Lately I've been studying old print advertisements and commercial art. I love the artwork found in the small-ads of old newspapers and magazines. Blown out ink and rough paper. Some of the early Vespa owner's manuals have nice line art illustrations too.

This week I went back to one of my old GTS drawings and remade it in single colour line art:




I already had the main scooter outlines created for an older project, so that was half the job done. Then it was a case of knuckling down on the hatching and contours. Here's a close up detail shot:




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Hooked
2013 LXV 150
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:50 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Lately I've been studying old print advertisements and commercial art. I love the artwork found in the small-ads of old newspapers and magazines. Blown out ink and rough paper. Some of the early Vespa owner's manuals have nice line art illustrations too.

This week I went back to one of my old GTS drawings and remade it in single colour line art:




I already had the main scooter outlines created for an older project, so that was half the job done. Then it was a case of knuckling down on the hatching and contours. Here's a close up detail shot:



Soooo good!! You nailed the vintage styling with that line work. Great texture, especially the (I'm assuming) carbon fiber horn cover.
Molto Verboso
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
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Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:19 am quote
Ironfoot: Once again, amazing. Nailed the vintage motif just right.
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Location: Notts, England
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:19 am quote
thanks amateriat & Etchkid. I wasn't going for carbon fibre though I can see what you mean. You have a keen eye - no surprise there!
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:26 am quote
That hatch work is excellent!
I too enjoy old printing and advertising... You do a great job capturing that feel...
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:39 am quote
Thanks october - I hope your graphics projects are going well.

I did more work on the GTS picture since I last posted it here. Tweaked some of the hatching a little bit, and then set the scooter in a new wing design. All made in Illustrator again, with a bit of Photoshop to produce the final images.





It's available on t-shirts from RedBubble along with my other designs:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/doublegood/works/25566320-doublegood-vespa-gts

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Molto Verboso
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:15 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Thanks october - I hope your graphics projects are going well.

I did more work on the GTS picture since I last posted it here. Tweaked some of the hatching a little bit, and then set the scooter in a new wing design. All made in Illustrator again, with a bit of Photoshop to produce the final images.





It's available on t-shirts from RedBubble along with my other designs:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/doublegood/works/25566320-doublegood-vespa-gts
Well, it's approaching t-shirt weather anyway...ordering soon!
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:32 pm quote
Ironfoot wrote:
Thanks october - I hope your graphics projects are going well.
Yes!

I just finished the poster for our rally this year...
Created in illustrator, even used the Wacom with some success... Frustrating, but I discovered a new technique;)

I am planning on screen printing these by hand on nice paper...


Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:50 pm quote
Top job, October. Nice colour scheme too. Show us a photo of the screen prints when they're ready. Looks like three spot colours, plus white background?

It's great that you take care of the whole process, from the initial layouts right through to the final print. I'm so envious of your printing press.
Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:41 am quote
Thanks...

I will update as I start the printing process...

I have built a vacuum platen myself, to print on flat stock.
We'll see if it works...

I will most likely use this design, minus the text, for t shirts also.
I plan on printing those myself as well, if time allows...

It's the 5th year for our rally, hence the 5.

I'm going to try 3 color on a dark background. Not sure if it will show up, so I might need to do a white under base first, then print the other 2 on top.
Hooked
2012 Vespa GTS300ie
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:34 pm quote
October I just love your work. Maybe if I make it to Maine for the 2018 trip I can make the "6" Rally.
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am quote
What IS it?



The Simat was an early prototype scooter built in Italy by Vittorio Belmondo in 1940. With no suspension at all, neither front or back, the only cushioning provided for the lucky rider was the springs built into the saddle. It was powered by a 98cc Sachs engine and had two speed ratios. Note the position of the gear shifter, mounted eye-wateringly close to the seat.



The design pre-dates the first prototype scooters built by Piaggio and you can see the classic form of the Vespa beginning to emerge in the hump-back body of the Simat. It's a funny-looking thing - more snail than wasp - but it has a certain charm. I'd rock it.

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Addicted
64 allstate, 66 sprint, 74 primavera, 79 P125x
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:41 am quote
Purzell wrote:
October I just love your work. Maybe if I make it to Maine for the 2018 trip I can make the "6" Rally.
Thanks!

Yes, didn't you mention that you had ties to Maine?
I still haven't forgotten about your shirt;)
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
Joined: 21 May 2007
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Location: Notts, England
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:42 am quote
This is a fun little web app and a quick way to get square eyes:
Draw your own GameBoy loading screen - http://drawboy.net


Here's my effort... http://drawboy.net/?r=2898603034

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Ossessionato
2006 GT200
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Location: Moscow, Idaho
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:52 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
What IS it?
R Crumb's forgotten foray into industrial design?

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Vespa GTV 300
Joined: 07 Nov 2015
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Location: San Jose, CA
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:35 am quote
Here is a painting I recently finished. Acrylics 12"x12"[/img]

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Molto Verboso
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:50 pm quote
brookdain: Whoo, nice!
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Vespa P125E
Joined: 25 Sep 2013
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Location: Dublin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:04 am quote
Just to add my ha'pence worth to this thread. Here's a painting I did in acrylics on watercolour paper a few years ago. 'The Brentford Getaway'. I'm from Brentford in west London, although I've lived in Dublin for the past 30 years. This is my memory of a way of life that has all but disappeared now...

I do a lot of Scooter-related art under the name of 'Scooterissimo' and you're all very welcome to drop by my site: https://society6.com/coolprints

Best wishes to you all,
Kevin

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Molto Verboso
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:02 am quote
Kevin: Absolutely great (and whimsical) work there. Will definitely look in on your other stuff!
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:17 am quote
Very fun stuff. I posted it to our club!
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Location: Dublin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:10 am quote
Thanks very much guys. I'm very grateful that you posted something up to your club Amateriat.
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
Joined: 21 May 2007
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Location: Notts, England
Tue May 16, 2017 9:12 am quote
This guy was drawing scooters before any of us:



Corradino D'Ascanio, aeronautical engineer and industrial designer, was a key figure in the early development of the Lambretta and Vespa motorscooters.

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Tue May 16, 2017 11:25 am quote
A man of vision. Nice engraving feel to that, Ironfoot. Is it engraved?

Apologies to Paddlenround -I got confused about who posted to their club.

Kevin
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Vespa P125E
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Tue May 16, 2017 11:39 am quote
Vector artwork for a print based on the film Roman Holiday. It featured Audrey Hepburn and...and...that bloke.

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Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Wed May 17, 2017 4:53 am quote
kevinmcsherry wrote:
Nice engraving feel to that, Ironfoot. Is it engraved?
Thanks Kevin. It's all digital. I figured that D'Ascanio - being such a keystone in the history of scooters - warranted a kind of formal, banknote-inspired style of drawing. The lines are all vectors drawn in Illustrator. Then Photoshop for the colouring and texture.
kevinmcsherry wrote:
Vector artwork for a print based on the film Roman Holiday
Lovely colours. Very effective use of gradients in the scooter. Really nice work! What's your vector program of choice?
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Vespa P125E
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Wed May 17, 2017 5:06 am quote
Cheers Ironfoot,
I'm using Affinity Designer; if I remember rightly, they're from Nottingham too. I couldn't afford the subscription model for Adobe!

I'm working on another one right now this time it's Lambretta based...shhhhh...)

I must ask (maybe off this forum) how you get on with Zazzle. Currently I've put everything on Society6.

All the best,

Kevin
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 17, 2017 6:05 am quote
I'm not on Zazzle. You can PM me if you wanna chat off the board. I'm hanging on to the older versions of Adobe, pre subscription era.

I wasn't aware of Affinity Designer (living in a bubble here). Reading up on it just now, it looks good. I do remember the parent software company, Serif, from years back, but I never knew they were based in Nottingham.
kevinmcsherry wrote:
I'm working on another one right now this time it's Lambretta based...shhhhh...)
I think we can stomach an occasional picture of a Lambretta here.
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:59 am quote
I've collected together some of my graphics to make a little sticker pack. You might recognise some past favourites and variations of earlier designs, plus there's a couple of illustrations in there that I didn't post to MV at the time:



http://www.doublegood.co.uk/set-of-10-mini-stickers

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Molto Verboso
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:08 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
I've collected together some of my graphics to make a little sticker pack. You might recognise some past favourites and variations of earlier designs, plus there's a couple of illustrations in there that I didn't post to MV at the time:



http://www.doublegood.co.uk/set-of-10-mini-stickers
Okay, I want. Fabulous set!
Hooked
2013 LXV 150
Joined: 18 Feb 2013
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:16 pm quote
Tiny Etch A Sketch Vespa
Finally did it! Here it is: My 2013 LXV 150 ie on the World's Smallest Etch A Sketch. (Will post the timelapse video as soon as YouTube starts cooperating with me.)
[img] https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19437785_1980129912199313_186543389192438124_n.jpg?oh=b4cbd718b46b1607c0edc4055787ae59&oe=59DFC37B [/img]

If you'd like you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook (@etchbeyond). The video's up there.

(Not sure why the link's showing instead of the image, but it works if you click it. Any help on that would be appreciated!)
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:30 pm quote
Two drawings for our vespa club from a friend who does comic strips...

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Hooked
2016 GTS 300 Settantesimo Grigio Pulsar
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:49 pm quote
Ironfoot:

I wish you would make this awesome drawing available on a deck of playing cards!

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Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:43 am quote
Tripo wrote:
Ironfoot: I wish you would make this awesome drawing available on a deck of playing cards!
I like the idea too. It might be possible.
SaFiS wrote:
Two drawings for our vespa club from a friend who does comic strips...
Cool! (dude is gonna have some bruised peaches...)
Etchkid wrote:
Finally did it! Here it is: My 2013 LXV 150 ie on the World's Smallest Etch A Sketch.
OMG you have MASSIVE hands.

Great video clip on your FB page, really brings it to life!
Hooked
2013 LXV 150
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:47 am quote
Etch A Sketch Video
Here ya go...
Hooked
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:25 pm quote
the talent in this post is simply outstanding. bravo.
Hooked
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:15 pm quote
chanpion13 wrote:
the talent in this post is simply outstanding. bravo.
Thanks!
Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Location: Notts, England
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:23 am quote
I dug out those pencil sketches from the last page and gave them the inky treatment:



and I made a new version of this guy:


Molto Verboso
'07 GTS 250 - sold :(
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:15 am quote
Anyone else been playing with the crayons lately?

Here's a new illustration from me...








It's been on and off my drawing board for some time and I'm pretty stoked with how it finished up. T-shirts are at the redbubble store. Stickers will be at DoubleGood at some point in the future, maybe!
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