1320paul

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About 1320paul

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  • Birthday 07/18/1971

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  • Website URL http://www.1320art.com

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  • Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  1. 1320paul added a post in a topic Drew this over the weekend at a car show   

    Thanks guys, much appreciated. There's always a couple people at a show who say "nice photographs!" and keep on walking. lol
  2. 1320paul added a topic in Auto Art   

    Drew this over the weekend at a car show
    I did this pencil illustration over the weekend at a car show up here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada back in April. It's 10x18. Hope you guys enjoy it.

    Paul

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  3. 1320paul added a post in a topic starting a drawing?   

    I used to see tracing as cheating too for some reason, that's why I used to grid everything. If I think back on all the pieces that I've gridded over the years I could have completed ALOT more work by tracing with graphite paper or blowing an image up with a projector. It's all just personal preference of course. It still takes time, skill and talent to shade or color in a traced outline so I have no problem using graphite paper. The attatched piece is the last one I used a grid on. (sorry bout the mispelled "coptwrite". It's been fixed on my website lol)

  4. 1320paul added a post in a topic starting a drawing?   

    I used to grid too, for years. Then a buddy of mine at work told me about graphite paper. Now I just blow up an image to the size I want, put down a sheet of stock, put the graphite paper on it and the image on that. Then trace. WAY faster than grids. I wish I would've known about the stuff 20 years ago...
  5. 1320paul added a post in a topic Vintage dragster illustration   

    Ha! Yea, goofed on the "copyright". Fixed that up on my site.
  6. 1320paul added a topic in Auto Art   

    Vintage dragster illustration
    I finished this a while back.

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  7. 1320paul added a post in a topic My stuff leans to the cartoony side   

    Love your pen and ink stuff, nice work man.
  8. 1320paul added a post in a topic Some of my vintage drag racing art   

    Holy Harry, those are pretty nice! My brother does quite a bit on Photoshop and I've always wanted to try it. I think my brain is just analog instead of digital and I'm kinda stuck in my ways. It might be good to try something new though.
  9. 1320paul added a post in a topic Some of my vintage drag racing art   

    I appreciate the info Harry. I think I'll try the one I have and reduce an image down so it fits under my projector. I know it'll save me alot of time but this little part of my brain thinks it's cheating! Eh, I need to get with the times. Do you do any drawing Harry? You seem to know about paper and what not.
  10. 1320paul added a post in a topic Some of my vintage drag racing art   

    It is VERY time consuming. I did buy one of those projector thingies that you put over a photograph and it shows it on a wall or piece of paper, but the largest picture it will work on is a 5x7. Is that the same as an Artograph?? I usually take a photo and blow it up to the exact size I need, like a 16x20, and then grid it from there. Maybe I should try another way, I might get more work done that way too.

    Paul
  11. 1320paul added a post in a topic WHY DO YOU BUILD MODEL CARS?   

    Like many others I build the cars I would love to own but could never afford. I got back into building a little while ago after about 13 years. I've been collecting old kits for about 5 years just for the box art but after a while you want to actually BUILD one instead of admire the artwork. One day not too long ago I just decided to open one and build it. The fact that my 7 year old son has shown interest in it probably has alot to do with it too.

    Paul
  12. 1320paul added a post in a topic Some of my vintage drag racing art   

    No problem Harry. For pencils I use Staedtler 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B. The paper is Strathmore Bristol Vellum, it has a nice "tooth" to it so the graphite spreads around easily for shading. I use the grid method to lay out my images. I go block by block and freehand sketch everything in, then erase the grid and go to town shading. I've never been one to do "studies" or test pieces, I just make sure I don't screw up the one I'm working on. I've been thinking about trying to loosen up my work a bit. With the way I draw now and the detail I put into my pieces it's really time consuming. If I'm set up at a car show I can usually count a half dozen people that say "nice photographs" and they keep on walking .....I need a sign or something. Anyway, if you have any other questions just ask. Take care.

    Paul
  13. 1320paul added a post in a topic Some of my vintage drag racing art   

    Thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it. Gregg, I haven't done one of Pure Hell yet, although it's one of my favorites. You can email me if you would like an original piece done. Take care.

    Paul
  14. 1320paul added a topic in Auto Art   

    Some of my vintage drag racing art
    Here are a few pencil illustrations from my website, www.1320art.com. Hope you guys enjoy them.

    Paul






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  15. 1320paul added a post in a topic 54 chevy junkyard gasser   

    Dude, nice work. That thing is right up my alley. Awesome.