Where is Chip Foose when you need him?
Your post has my mind making its way down memory lane.
I used to sketch simple renderings when I would help my dad help customers with a build. Automotive art, graphics, pin striping, etc was a great form of expression for me when my dad forced me to learn about the paint and body industry. He owned a shop, and I was his minion, indentured servant, and all around shop monkey. As I matured I realized two things. One; I hate paint and body work. Two; I enjoy seeing quality car builds of all types.
After I got married and moved away my dad would call and tell me what he was working on. I knew I was an asset when he would ask for my opinion on paint schemes, fabrication, etc. I would sit down with my sketch pad and scratch out the car of choice, and put the idea in my mind on paper. Every now and then I would do a finished water color or marker drawing, but as a general rule I always kept things simplistic.
I have hundreds of sketches tucked away in sketch books that reach back to more than 25 years ago.
It has been years since I did any automotive sketches. Now I am wondering whether or not I still have the ability.
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