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Ossessionato
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:16 am quote
Ironfoot: Very, very classy. Will be looking this one up, among a few others.
Hooked
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:27 pm quote
Hooo hooo...

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Hooked
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:40 pm quote


and....

Hooked
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:13 am quote
I just wanna resurrect this thread to give a solid “Thank you”. Almost 3 years ago I was browsing through the forum when the name of this thread caught my eye. Then the thought crossed my mind that I should draw a Vespa, or st least the logo, on an Etch A Sketch. That was exactly the little 🔥 I needed to pick up my all but forgotten artistic ambitions. Happy to say that I haven’t put the Etch a Sketch down since. In fact, I’m paying for my new (well, to me) 2015 GTS Super with the money from the sale of my 3 most recent drawings. (One of which was commissioned by Warner Music UK and purchased by none other than Muse’s Matt Bellamy- I’m having it sent off to the other side of the pond on Monday.) So again, thank you all for the inspiration to get my butt drawing again. Not to mention the quality of the work here is absolutely stunning.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:50 am quote
wow that's an impressive return on your drawings, Etchkid. Congrats !
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:52 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
wow that's an impressive return on your drawings, Etchkid. Congrats !
Thank you for the awesome thread!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:28 am quote
Etchkid wrote:
Thank you for the awesome thread!
And thank you for helping me fill one of my kids stockings. Will demand an etch-a-scooter from her to post.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:29 am quote
This is a great thread with so many great sketches and drawings. Ironfoot, I’m assuming your are a professional illustrator/artist?
Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:02 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
This is a great thread with so many great sketches and drawings. Ironfoot, I’m assuming your are a professional illustrator/artist?
I'm aiming towards freelance illustration work, coming off the back of years as a general graphics worker. The stuff I've posted in this thread has mostly been exercises and personal projects. Some has evolved into merch for DoubleGood.co.uk

But the thread's open to all-comers: old hands and newbies and everyone inbetween. Variety is what makes it tick along, and we never get tired of looking at pictures of scooters, right?
Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:08 am quote
Here's a couple I haven't posted here yet...

Nuns on scooters are still a thing:





The ice cream run:

Molto Verboso
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:38 am quote
ok, last one!

This is another portfolio piece. Beginning with a rough sketch, then re-drawing in vector art, and finally working over in traditional style lineart.



It became a badge at first. Focussing on just the rider and the handlebars...




More recently I got around to extending the main illustration. I finished up the scene in full linework, adding the scooter, road and landscape. Turned out pretty good.

Molto Verboso
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:47 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
ok, last one!

This is another portfolio piece. Beginning with a rough sketch, then re-drawing in vector art, and finally working over in traditional style lineart.



It became a badge at first. Focussing on just the rider and the handlebars...




More recently I got around to extending the main illustration. I finished up the scene in full linework, adding the scooter, road and landscape. Turned out pretty good.

”Pretty good” indeed!
I like it.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:44 am quote
KABarash wrote:
”Pretty good” indeed!
I like it.
Thanks! Sometimes I've been staring at these for so long it becomes difficult to get a fix on how well they turned out.

This one is quite recent. I'll get a better handle on it after I've left it alone for a while.
Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:29 pm quote
It's really good.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm quote
Not a patch on the others in this thread but I got an iPad Pro for my birthday a couple weeks ago so I was playing with Adobe Draw last night watching TV listening to the rain,

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Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:31 pm quote
Not an actual drawing, but you could call it art. My first lithophane print, on my 3d printer. Just add light behind it...

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Ossessionato
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:49 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
Not an actual drawing, but you could call it art. My first lithophane print, on my 3d printer. Just add light behind it...
That's pretty cool. I'm assuming the shading is done by different thicknesses of the print, right?
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:50 am quote
cdwise wrote:
... I got an iPad Pro for my birthday a couple weeks ago so I was playing with Adobe Draw last night watching TV listening to the rain,
Nice, this is how it all starts!

I hear the iPad Pro is great as a drawing tool. Did you get the Apple Pencil too?
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:18 am quote
Here's some new scooter artwork from me celebrating the smallframe Vespas. T-shirts with this design are up in the DoubleGood collection at Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/DoubleGood/portfolio

The drawing here is based on the original Vespa Primavera 125. There aren't any sketches to show this time, I approached it more like a technical drawing and drew it directly in vector lines.


mono detail shot:




finished piece:



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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:00 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
cdwise wrote:
... I got an iPad Pro for my birthday a couple weeks ago so I was playing with Adobe Draw last night watching TV listening to the rain,
Nice, this is how it all starts!

I hear the iPad Pro is great as a drawing tool. Did you get the Apple Pencil too?
Of course I got the pencil. I had the original iPad Pro. Most of my drawing is on Good old paper with drawing pencils or watercolor pencils. I like the Inktensepencils vest. . I go through periods where I will draw a fair bit then not touch anything for months or more. Mostly I do birds and animals. For some reason I have trouble with vehicles. I'm not even close to the same league as zhe rest of you

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This is probably my best watercolor pencil drawing.

Molto Verboso
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:43 am quote
^^^ That's lovely work.

I don't do so much paper drawing these days. For digital drawing I have an early Wacom graphics tablet. Sometimes there's a certain sense of disconnection between making the marks on the tablet and the lines appearing on the monitor. I imagine that drawing directly on the display, with a device like the Cintiq or iPad Pro, might feel more natural.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:22 am quote
Ironfoot wrote:
^^^ That's lovely work.

I don't do so much paper drawing these days. For digital drawing I have an early Wacom graphics tablet. Sometimes there's a certain sense of disconnection between making the marks on the tablet and the lines appearing on the monitor. I imagine that drawing directly on the display, with a device like the Cintiq or iPad Pro, might feel more natural.
I hear you on the Wacom and disconnect. Escondido are lovely tablets but unless it was a Cintiq they never worked for me. I've used a Windows tablet PC since 2004 My first one was a Toshiba a d the digitizer was a Wacom. I could use any of the Wacom pens and apps but m stay used it for note taking and whiteboard. Last two have been Surface Book Pros. While I have aMacbook Pro I preferWindows for my primary System. Drawing with the new iPad Pro that has the USB C port and wireless charging pencil is a considerable improvement over the earlier iPad Pros. Not quite the same as paper but much closer see than a separate graphics tablet.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:58 am quote
cdwise wrote:
Ironfoot wrote:
cdwise wrote:
... I got an iPad Pro for my birthday a couple weeks ago so I was playing with Adobe Draw last night watching TV listening to the rain,
Nice, this is how it all starts!

I hear the iPad Pro is great as a drawing tool. Did you get the Apple Pencil too?
Of course I got the pencil. I had the original iPad Pro. Most of my drawing is on Good old paper with drawing pencils or watercolor pencils. I like the Inktensepencils vest. . I go through periods where I will draw a fair bit then not touch anything for months or more. Mostly I do birds and animals. For some reason I have trouble with vehicles. I'm not even close to the same league as zhe rest of you
Beautiful work CD!
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