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CB added a topic in Auto Art58 Rambler gasser WIPSaw a cool old two tone green Rambler in one of Ed Shaver's gas station dioramas, and got inspired! Went looking for a pic of a late 50's Rambler similar to Ed's two toner and found a cool '58 Rebel. It was a 4door, but....
worked up this ball point pen drawing of that Rebel as a gasser-- the 'Rebel Rouser'.
Made some copies and did some color studies, liking the two tone green on Ed's and hoping
to make that the predominate color scheme. Worked up the gasser parts from pics from an
old AMT Nova funny car kit.
Here's where we be at the moment. Just got me a montrous new Dell and the Adobe Creative
Suite 4, and have been doing some exploring. Playing back in PhotoShop again and lovin' it.
This is a cleaned up version of the original ball pointy pen drawing with some revisions made.
Thought this would be a nice little project to practise on, still need a lot of practise with the lasso
tool. So far I just cut away the car and all the smoke, shadow area, etc, layed in a blue/white
gradient on the background, cleaned up the car layer a bit and merged the two layers. Plan is to
follow the color study more or less, still not sure about the 'Rebel Rouser' for colors yet, and hope
to add some more lettering; cubic inches, gasser class, etc, in PhotoShop.
As usual, I learned something-- really gotta start with a better drawing-- much less clean up that way.
Wouldn't mind finding a reasonably priced old Johan Rambler to build up like this here, but I'm
probably better off not adding another project to the bench, and just 'build' this one in PhotoShop.
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CB added a topic in Auto ArtRed eyed Rat
Took some new pics of my 51 Chevy 'Primer Liner' yesterday. Was playing with this pic
doing different things to it until I got the look I wanted. Basically applied a 'solarization'
filter to the pic after cropping it and rotating it a bit (original pic made it look like it had
a flat up front ) The solarizaton filter gave it a bit of a dark, sinister look-- no red in
the pic at that point. I saved that solarized pic to a jpeg, opened it up in my Photo
Explosion softie, and 'painted' in the glowing red headlights, and seeing how cool they
looked, I just had to 'install' some red glowies behind that toothy grille.
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CB added a topic in Auto ArtVariations on a TTook some new pics of my Li'l T (with the big wheels) the other day and while getting the pics ready for uploading, I was doing the final adjustments-- cropping, lighting adjustments, etc in the simple HP Image Zone I have here. Here's the 'normal' pic of the Li'l T adjusted for best look before uploading to my Fotki.
Here I converted it to black & white, did some pushing of the limits of contrast & brightness, etc,
saved it to a jpeg, then put it in my Photo Explosion softie to 'sign' it. Almost has a pencil drawn
look to it. Just might have to print it up and frame it.
Basically same drill: First, in HP Image Zone, I applied the 'solarization' filter to the top image.
I believe I then did a wee bit of adjusting of the contrast & lighting in 'adjust image', and again,
saved it to a jpeg, opened it up in Photo Explosion to 'sign' it. Always like the effect when applying
the solarization filter.
I spend waaaaayy too much time playing with the little colored pixels
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