Projects

Classics with colours

A departure from the monochrome pencil lines of my current classic car outline drawing project, I was playing around with ideas for Halloween and Christmas special editions based on my line drawing of a 1930s Morris 8 (which seems to lend itself to this sort of experimentation) and this is where it lead…

Not really what I had in mind but interesting enough in their own right – I especially like the way the car outlines seem to float above the background in an almost 3D effect – that I have made them available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Other line drawings

Some line drawings that aren’t cars… Leyland Titan bus, Piper Cherokee PA28, Ducati 916, Cessna C172, Kenworth W900, Honda C70 “Super Cub”

As usual all have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Cars, cars…

More car line drawings: 1961 Morris Minor (affectionately known as the “Moggie” – revised version with bonnet lines removed), Dodge Durango, Toyota Prius, Triumph Dolomite (“Dolly”) Sprint, Rover P5B, Ford Escort Mk1, Volvo Amazon, Citroen 2CV, London taxi Austin Fairway FX4, Fiat 500, Saab 900 Turbo, Lancia Delta HF Integrale

All have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to print-on-demand products including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

More cars

More car line drawings: a 1961 Morris Minor (affectionately known as the “Moggie”), an Alfa Romeo 159 and a Nissan Juke (not exactly a classic car, but it is unique)

All have both black line and white line versions, and are available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

More car lines…

More classic car outline drawings: Hillman Super Imp, 1967 Pontiac GTO, Mercedes Benz 190, VW Karmann Ghia, Citroen DS, Jaguar XF

All available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

I’m enjoying making these, learned a lot about Gimp (especially layers), and honing my “style” – I like to represent these classic vehicles with as few lines as possible

Car lines

I created a line drawing of a Hillman Imp – my first car – for myself and was so pleased with the way it turned out (after many iterations, as ever practice makes perfect) I decided to do some more

The first drawing was black-on-white, almost on a whim I did an inverted version and uploaded it to Teepublic where it sold on a T-shirt within hours 🙂

So encouraged I made two versions of the original VW Golf GTI and Triumph Spitfire (both cars I once owned – the Golf also sold on a T-shirt within hours of uploading) followed by a Morris 8 (one of my dad’s favourites), a Ford Transit van (suggested by Chris, a vehicle we both enjoy driving) and a 1958 Plymouth Fury (made famous by the Stephen King novel “Christine”)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

RWB (Red White Blue)

 

An example from my ongoing “altered images” project. Original image of light shining across a louvre door – which I took as an abstract having been struck by the interesting combination of lines, angles and shades – inverted (negative image) and colour filled to produce a striking and unusual image.  I chose red, white and blue as the national flag colours of the UK and USA, the main markets I’m aiming at via my Redbubble and Society6 shops, where this design sits really well with the various print-on-demand products they offer.