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10-30-2011 04:46 PM
JBdesign Thanks for all the kind words Kartoon, keep up the great work and im always happy to answer any questions, and you will definitely see more of my work on the forum here. Its good motivation for me to create hotrod art. Cheers!
10-30-2011 03:16 PM
Kartoon Jason,

your the best! I appreciate your critique. I can see you are an incredible artist, and I truly am thankful for your help. I have never went to school but I love to draw using chalk, and i stay really busy. I had a brain injury in 09 and it's been a long road back, so all your help is awesome!


my friend..... I will continue to watch your success.
10-30-2011 02:20 PM
JBdesign Absolutely you should be scanning all your work, at minimum 300DPI for quality printing. Also the originals never last, I have a ton of marker renderings that have been ruined over time, just simply because the marker will keep bleeding into the paper, after 1-2 years they wont look as crisp as the day you did them. Depends on the medium of course, but I always scan everything as soon as Its finished so I preserve it properly. I know oversize work can be hard to scan, I used to scan my large stuff on a 8 1/2"x11" scanner 6 times and then piece it all together in Photoshop, but this was an incredible time consumer. I mainly work on A3 or A4 size paper, and have access to an A3 size scanner. Places like Kinko's usually have an A3 size scanner and can help you scan over-sized work, although you'll have to check on the prices. If its work for a client, or something really special, I'd say its worth the money to scan it properly. If you do have something that is quite large, say 18"x24" or larger, taking photos can work well, I've done this also. You need to make sure you have lots of natural light, a good tripod, and of course a camera which takes high resolution pictures. Hope that helps, Cheers!
10-30-2011 01:06 PM
Kartoon Jason,

would you reccomend scanning versus camera? Thanks so much!
10-30-2011 12:14 PM
Powork I klicked on your link! talk about overkill Super nice build! na overcool doesn't count
10-30-2011 12:03 PM
JBdesign Hi Kartoon, Yes I am in the design business, I have been working for Audi design since April in Germany. I just checked out your website, lots of great work, but some look like they were taken with a camera, or did you scan them, some are a bit blurry. Remember, you want your quality work to show through from start to finish, so even your presentation on your website should be top notch. You can also check out my website as-well, Cheers!

Also the names Jason, not bj
10-30-2011 11:32 AM
Kartoon Bj,

Wow! your work is AWESOME! I was just on your site.... to cool! love your ideas and your style. I old fashioned still... working by hand. I'm thinking about trying a digital tablet. Anyway man... keep up the awesome work my friend.
10-30-2011 10:44 AM
Kartoon Bj,

I like your opinions so much, will you look at my website and tell me what you think?

10-30-2011 10:40 AM
Kartoon Bj,

Thanks so much for the compliment! I know the grill went crazy on me.... I started that drawing and decided I wasn't happy, so I just quickly finished it. I did it in a couple of hours. I'm going to do a full rendering of that car in a couple of weeks, ARROWHEAD.. gave me the clearance to do so.. and it will be smack on. I have to finish some drawings for clients for Christmas gifts first. I'm posting my Halloween entry later today, I think you'll like it. The wagon came out pretty good, There allot better in person.... the wow factor is better. I thank you so much for your opinion, it means allot brother. Are you in the design business?

Have a great day.
10-30-2011 09:23 AM
JBdesign Great work Kartoon. One thing on the rod to be careful about is the grill bars. The right side of the grill looks good, but the left side looks like the grill bars are straying off and bending to the left, instead of straight up towards the top of the grill. Other then that great job, the wagon looks great!
10-05-2011 07:24 AM
Kartoon Arrowhead,

This view is awesome! If you have a special view send it, if not I will draw using the other views. I like to change em up a bit sometimes, but without losing the lines.

Have a great day!
10-05-2011 06:18 AM
Arrowhead Thanks man, that's too cool! Sure you can do what ever you want with your pictures, thier yours and you created them.

I didn't build the frame, the car is a Factory Five Racing '33 hot rod kit. I'm assuming you had some picture for inspiration for your drawing that was of a FFR '33, there are some styling cues that give it away.

Canlt wait to see you progress.

BTW, there was one change from that picture, the exhuast goes out the back now and doesn't dump in front of the rear tires.

10-04-2011 08:08 AM
Kartoon Arrowhead,

What a build job..... you have got to be a welder.... what a frame, and the car is AWESOME! thanks so much for the pics, it helps so much when drawing to have a reference photo. Now it's my turn to really show you what I can do with chalk. I'll make it very photo...realistic. I'll have a booth at world of wheels in KC, this year and i'll have it on display. I have quite a few to finish for Christmas presents for people, but I'll get started in a few days on the drawing, I'll keep you posted as it comes along so you can see..... it's like a build job! I think I'll do at least two views and maybe three. Thanks brother.
10-04-2011 06:58 AM
Kartoon Arrowhead,

Thanks for putting ,my drawing in your album what a great compliment! I'm going to do an incredible drawing of your car.... if you don't mind I'm going to put it on my new website if you dont mind. I have some guys doing it for me....the website that is, I'm rebuilding everything. I'm blown away by your ride!!!!!
10-04-2011 06:25 AM
Originally Posted by Kartoon
WoW!!!! not that's power. I can see why you ssaid it was awesome. I would really like to draw your car, I love that setup.
Draw all you want, theres a bunch of pictures here:
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