Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The sun is high up in the sky and I'm in my car ...

I was having a coffee in the sunshine outside Alexanders when this beauty pulled up, I took some photos to work from - not enough time to sketch it there and then! I want it!!!!

23 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

WAY cool!

Joanne said...

Great sketch- not only a skilled piece but full of personality too.

Owen said...

Oooo, but it's a gem!

Cecelia said...

Beautiful work!
I had a couple of Bugs, years ago. I preferred my 51 MGTD and my 59 MGA. They were built like tanks and great gas mileage. Lots of fun. The Bugs were scarey. Had to put concrete blocks in the front to keep it on the road. And, to get any speed, had to get behind a big truck to get pulled along. In wet weather, and cold, I had to wrap the engine in blankets and plastic. What a mess, when I forgot to take them off before I started the engine! I guess they were fun, but not as much as the MGs.

Orinda said...

That was us in about 1961. That is a very fancy VW. Hope we looked that good.

bettyfromtexas said...

FABULOUS!! I love the personality you injected!

pippasporch said...

I can see your joy in drawing this, Steve. Absolutely GORGEOUS! One of those works of art where the creation of it places you right in the flow of the zone, isn't it? =)

(hmm, my CAPTCHA is 'chilmet' - is that chill + kismet?)

Alex said...

Great details as always, and this is by far my favorite on your site because I really like cars! :)
But my gosh look at the details!!! "drools drools"

Jules said...

Oooh this is just tooo gorgeous! I want one!!

Ann said...

That is one cool car! Great drawing!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

great great great great great!!!!
i want it too. the drawing, that is.

what did you do this with? colour ballpoint?

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Awesome!!! I want it too!

kazumiwannabe said...

One of my favorite cars - your drawing is awesome, she looks wonderful, so cool and fun and lovely!

KB said...

Congratulations! I nominated you for an award on my site.

Orinda said...

And to think we owed one of those little Beetles, complete with that kind of car top carrier. We figure the "bug" in the photo is a later model than our 1957, but it is a charmer. It would be fun to have it now.
We packed our kids inside and the suitcases on top and went many places. Sometimes, at only 35 miles per hour, but we weren't in a hurry.
Its a lovely drawing. I want it too.
Orinda

Lost In Wonder said...

Great drawing. Loved seeing it.

Jeff said...

Wow. All I can say is Wow.

Anonymous said...

stephen your art is fantastic love always cousin bev xxxxx

AutumnLeaves said...

I want it too! I happened on your blog through another today and was immediately caught by this little thumbnail and had to come visit! You do nice work!

Wil said...

Fantastic drawing!

Susan Hosken said...

Stephen, How extraordinary your art is. It must be so joyous to do.
lots of love from susan in australia

Ellen said...

My brother was telling me about this cool VW he saw that had a luggage rack on top with vintage luggage in it. Don't know if this is the same one, but it sure seems like it might be.
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Your drawing is great!!

Ellen said...

About my earlier comment...probably not the same VW. He lives in Laguna Beach, CA, USA.

 
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