Thursday, 8 May 2014

Vintage Car(icature!)

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'Eric and his pride and joy' - Caricature in ink and gouache  on 140lb watercolour paper 43cm x 29.7cm (A3)

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a caricature of a Scottish SPCA Inspector as a retirement card. Well, as a result of that I was asked to do another one for a 65th birthday gift.

The man in the picture is, as you may have guessed, a vintage car enthusiast and spends a lot of time refurbishing his pride and joy.  I think this might have been the first time I've ever drawn a vintage car and, as mechanical things are not my forte, it turned out better than I could have hoped!

After the last couple of weeks of flinging acrylic paint at canvasses and the subsequent mess involved (S's old shirt must be worn as an artist's smock when such painting occurs) this was quite a nice sedate way to spend the weekend - certainly less clean up required afterwards!

I gave it to the client on Wednesday and I'm pleased to report they were very happy with the result.

I haven't really done caricatures for a long time but they're fun to do and what with Father's Day coming up I thought it might be a good idea as a gift for the father who has everything (I did one of my dad years ago!) so I'll be adding it as an option in my Etsy shop should anyone fancy commissioning one for their dad (brother, sister, mother, whoever!)

23 comments:

  1. I love this. No wonder the client was pleased with it.

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  2. That's a pretty good retirement card, it reminds you of things to come.
    Merle...........

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  3. Oh Nic this is so amazing...I love it so much...wow so professional..you are so multi talented my friend!! Good on you!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. This is great, it's so happy and it made me smile.

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  5. What a great idea! It is fantastic, I love it! And it's a great idea for Fathers day too :0)
    I've never been all that good at Caricatures myself :0)

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  6. That is freaking awesome! Is there anything that you can't paint? :)

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  7. How wonderful! It's a fun caricature! Love the car :)

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  8. Great caricature. Love the vintage motor.

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  9. Great job, and good idea to offer on Etsy.

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  10. well for someone that doesn't know much a bout vintage cars you have knocked this one out of the park-great job Nic!!

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  11. I also love this piece!!!
    fun!

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  12. He is fantastic! Such a great face. You did a KILLER job on the car. I would have been terrified of that part!

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  13. The caricature and coloring looks great! Happy PPF!

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  14. wow thats brilliant Nic, such a fabulous gift. Annette x

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  15. you are so clever NIc, i really admire artists who can do draw cartoons and pick out little things which sum up a persons character in a few lines, fabulous!

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  16. I bet the the man will love this piece. It's beautiful and very personal for him. Well done!

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  17. Awesome job. Wonderful caricature.

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  18. This caricature is so cute and I love the way you have done the car too. So glad he was pleased. Happy PPF

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  19. This is so cool. I really like the colors and the expression is wonderful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. omg, is there something you can't do!? This is so great, and I'm sure you could make a career out of this!

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  21. OK, is there anything you CAN'T do? That car is amazingly well done and I love the caricature.

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  22. Fantastic caricature, Nic! And the car? You nailed it!

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  23. As you know,its a trend to use the Vintage things and i especially love the Vintage vehicle models and attracted towards them,this parts is also annoying me.Its really awesoem.Nice work done on the blog,its very interesting and informative.If you want o check the Vin of your car so have a look on general motors vin decoder.

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