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Molto Verboso
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Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:39:21 +0000 linkquote
(cont'd)
here are a couple of detail shots after colouring...





Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:40:37 +0000

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Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:40:37 +0000 linkquote
...and here's a snapshot of the full artwork



Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:42:04 +0000

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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:42:04 +0000 linkquote
That is awesome! I need to dress like that for our club's Dapper Ride!
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:45:06 +0000

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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 14:45:06 +0000 linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
That is awesome! I need to dress like that for our club's Dapper Ride!
I've a spare set of helmet goggles you can have, I never use them.
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:37:38 +0000

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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:37:38 +0000 linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
I've a spare set of helmet goggles you can have, I never use them.
I bet the helmet would be huge on me as I wear an XXS. I'm down for the goggles though!
Sun, 10 Apr 2022 19:00:23 +0000

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Sun, 10 Apr 2022 19:00:23 +0000 linkquote
Ironfoot wrote:




In Photoshop now. I've slimmed out some of the heavy lines and am beginning to paint in the body. Still using the Wacom pen and drawing with quick strokes. I'm liking the immediacy of this rough style.





Penned-in the rest of the scooter and added some tone to the body. I'm going to leave it here for a while and decide if/how to take it any further.

It's not bad as an informal sketch. It's broken the deadlock I found myself in.

post edited to fix image links
Outstanding!
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 10:04:23 +0000

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Mon, 11 Apr 2022 10:04:23 +0000 linkquote
Just checking if I can post
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:03:40 +0000

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Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:03:40 +0000 linkquote
who said that..



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Thu, 14 Apr 2022 00:27:04 +0000 linkquote
City Gent wrote:
Just checking if I can post
Indeed you can. Now introduce yourself properly and post pics of your scoot. We like pictures.
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Thu, 25 Aug 2022 17:52:28 +0000

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Thu, 25 Aug 2022 17:52:28 +0000 linkquote
Got inspired by the awesome people in our local scooter club and put this together.


2022 scooter season in Edmonton Alberta Canada

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:37:10 +0000

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:37:10 +0000 linkquote
This is how I see my red 150 Lx...

Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:56:59 +0000

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:56:59 +0000 linkquote
Mauro150LX wrote:
This is how I see my red 150 Lx...


Nice! Looks a lot like the "Nuova Linea" logo, Piaggio presented with the P series back in the 80s…





Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:13:12 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:13:12 +0000 linkquote
I deconstructed the original For A Few Dollars More movie poster to create this image.


This is the poster I created for the rally we're holding this weekend in Tucson, Arizona, USA.


The original movie poster.

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 02:11:14 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 02:11:14 +0000 linkquote
Nicely done! This is pretty great.
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I deconstructed the original For A Few Dollars More movie poster to create this image.
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:23:14 +0000

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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:23:14 +0000 linkquote
spacedog wrote:
Got inspired by the awesome people in our local scooter club and put this together.
Great job!
Mauro150LX wrote:
This is how I see my red 150 Lx...
Like a swan
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I deconstructed the original For A Few Dollars More movie poster to create this image.
Nice work! I'm a long-time fan of Leone's movies and their graphic style. The opening credit sequences are super cool.
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:40:31 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:40:31 +0000 linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
I deconstructed the original For A Few Dollars More movie poster to create this image.
Ha! Just noticed the smoke from Clint's gun has been moved to the scooter exhaust, nice touch
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:12:59 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:12:59 +0000 linkquote
Here's a quick peek at what's on my artboard today. This is still a work in progress. Lately I've been making line art illustrations of speedo gauges, various types fitted by Piaggio going back to the 1950s. This particular format first appeared I believe in the 1960s and continued to be seen on Vespa smallframes through the following decades. The left of the image shows the vector linework and the right shows the full illustration.



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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:31:09 +0000 linkquote
Ironfoot wrote:
Ha! Just noticed the smoke from Clint's gun has been moved to the scooter exhaust, nice touch
exhaust's on the wrong side

we'll have the NSM posse kicking off
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 14:41:36 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 14:41:36 +0000 linkquote
fleece wrote:
exhaust's on the wrong side

we'll have the NSM posse kicking off
That's funny!
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:59:12 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:59:12 +0000 linkquote
fleece wrote:
exhaust's on the wrong side

we'll have the NSM posse kicking off
I was hoping nobody would notice that.


This is my source image.

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:25:34 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:25:34 +0000 linkquote
fleece wrote:
exhaust's on the wrong side

we'll have the NSM posse kicking off
Anorak.
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:30:03 +0000

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:30:03 +0000 linkquote
fleece wrote:
exhaust's on the wrong side

we'll have the NSM posse kicking off
You spelt posers wrong.

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:07:40 +0000

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:07:40 +0000 linkquote
znomit wrote:
You spelt posers wrong.

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:49:52 +0000

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:49:52 +0000 linkquote
It's not impossible have a posse of poseurs and potentially plausible imposters would be amongst the posse posing as poseurs.
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:01:26 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:01:26 +0000 linkquote
Line art illustrations of old speedometers

Lately I've been making illustrations of early Vespa speedometer gauges. I'd been studying pictures of old gauges and these Veglia units caught my eye. Veglia was an Italian manufacturer of timing instruments and supplied many automotive companies including Fiat, Ferrari and Piaggio.

These drawings are based on speedometers that were fitted to various Vespa models beginning in the 1950s and 1960s. Part of the appeal for me was in the period typography used on the displays. The numerals seen on the clamshell shaped speedos are particularly distinctive. They appear to be set in a unique typeface and I could find no modern equivalent that matched. When making the illustrations I redrew all the numerals from scratch and I aimed to make the layouts as accurate as possible.





Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:02:33 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:02:33 +0000 linkquote
Once the layouts were in place I built up the drawings with black and white linework. Like an etching, all the shaded tones are created with overlaid lines. Colour tints were added after the black and white work was complete.



Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:06:13 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:06:13 +0000 linkquote
Here are some snapshots of the finished artwork.

These old speedometers seem simple by today's standards. No oil light or fuel gauge. No trip counter. They almost seem closer to timepieces than instrument panels.









Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:31:52 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:31:52 +0000 linkquote
Thanks for sharing all this. You really have a special talent.

I used to have the wasp lapel pin that you created. Alas I misplaced the jacket to which it was attached.
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:59:41 +0000

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:59:41 +0000 linkquote
Thanks Max. I don't know about talent. Persistence, maybe.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:29:14 +0000 linkquote
Ironfoot wrote:
Line art illustrations of old speedometers

Lately I've been making illustrations of early Vespa speedometer gauges. I'd been studying pictures of old gauges and these Veglia units caught my eye. Veglia was an Italian manufacturer of timing instruments and supplied many automotive companies including Fiat, Ferrari and Piaggio.
This is epic stuff, sir. My hat's off to you.
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:19:36 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:19:36 +0000 linkquote
Amazing art work. Looking at your speedo renderings made my day. I was not aware how interesting these designs were.
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:33:25 +0000

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Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:33:25 +0000 linkquote
thanks! ^^^

You could say the project was an exercise in close study of those old Veglia speedos. While researching images I tried to focus on original parts, and I sifted out a lot of pictures of reproduction units. I saw how the number forms have degenerated over repeated reproductions, to the point where some of the poorer repro gauges now have type that is not even consistent across the span of the dial. The numbers I made here are fairly authentic, I think, compared to the originals.

Over the decades vehicle instruments seem to have become both more complex and more minimal. There's a lot more information on display on a typical instrument cluster now. Perhaps the typefaces, pointers and dials have become more simplistic to accommodate that extra data.

These three mid century Veglia examples are from an era where speedo design was already moving towards modern minimalism. If you look back to earlier car speedometers of the 1930/40s there are some really ornate designs with custom typography and decorated panels.
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 04:45:19 +0000

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Ironfoot wrote:
the project was an exercise in close study of [anything]
The most fascinating part (to me) is seeing your process. I love how you showed the technical aspects of your lovely artwork in the line drawings. Even better is the explanation of your research and description of what you focus in on. Thank you for taking the time to explain!
   

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