I am really enjoying knocking out these value studies. The fact I know I only have a pretty small window of time (1-2 hours) to finish each piece means I don’t have time to procrastinate and agonise over every little detail, I can just give whatever pops into my head a try. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but there has been nothing that I have done so far that’s been fatal – to either the piece I’m working on or to me (always a bonus).
I have always loved hot rods and often dream about one day building one from scratch (I was always very envious of Tim the Toolman from Home Improvements for this reason – lucky bastard…) so in considering what to paint next, I thought I’d give a hot rod a go.
Probably the most challenging aspect of this piece (still not sure if I was surprised or not) was getting the wheels to look correct and like… well, wheels.
Once again this image was based on a photo I found on-line but as it was only really the vehicle itself I was interested in and not the rest of the photograph, I was able to have a bit of a play around with the surrounding environment and really knock that back in terms of detail to emphasise the hot rod.
I also looked to soften the edges on the right front wheel to give the image more sense of depth.
Once again, pretty pleased how this one turned out too.