Sunday, 7 April 2013

Geetar Sketch Number 1





                                                                 Size: 28 x 16 cms
                                                                 Media: Pen & Ink
                                                                 Pens: Noodlers Flex
                                                                 and Rotring Artpen

I love geetars so I thought I'd occasionally throw in a sketch of one. I saw a photo of this beauty and thought the nearest that I'll ever get to that guitar was to put it on paper and make it mine...sorry to the guitar Luthiers...it's a bit out here and there.......that's artistic licence for you!

25 comments:

  1. I should love to hear the sounds of this instrument....

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    1. Unfortunately I haven't got this one...I do have a Fender Stratocaster and an Epiphone Les Paul and two acoustic guitars though.(I will draw these in the future.)

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  2. Wow! This is a very good drawing, the details - the strings, frets... I too like technical drawings. They are great mental exercises.

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    1. Thanks Ces...Its my scruffy non tech style...not detailed like yours!

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    1. And you are a mighty fine observer!

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  4. Nice geetar. The beauty of art is we can create a fantasy world on paper with people and elements that are all ours. More valuable than material possessions.

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    1. That's what I like about art Edward...Its how we take a real object or even a reference photo and change it into something unique.

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  5. The two most difficult objects to draw in my opinion are geetar and cycle. I like your geetar!
    Have you seen this?
    http://theplumtree.tumblr.com/post/43899252334/the-art-of-making-now-see-the-previous-video

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    1. Thanks pRiya..I just watched that video....awesome!

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    2. Thinking of your comment again.People are renowned difficult subjects too...Maybe a drawing challenge would be to illustrate somebody riding a bicycle whilst they are playing a guitar.I know what a brilliant illustrator you are pRiya!!So I'll be looking out for your take on this at The Plum Tree.

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    3. In all these many years of drawing, I've studiously avoided Guitar and Cycle. But I cannot refuse a challenge. It will take a while, but I'm in!

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    4. Haha...Brilliant..I can't wait!!

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  6. Beautiful man! Been meaning to sketch out my own bass, but they're bloody difficult to draw!
    Good work mate! :D

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    1. Well, funnily enough, when I draw, I don't always tend to think of the objects name...I.e. Bass or Guitar or person,face etc etc....I try to forget that things in the real world have got a physical presence and name and try and transform my mind into seeing 2D shapes...or I'd overwork and get confused. When I look at your character work...I think you do a similar thing to me...I would suggest you draw your Bass like you draw your people....FUNKY!!!!

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    2. haha, Very good advice man. Yeah mate, you're right, I've always worked in a similar way. It's why I get no joy in copying objects exactly how they are. My mind starts going mental when I try copying shit (or objects, lol)....I'll just use it as a basic reference, then just totally take it off somewhere else, make it look demented.. etc :D ...that's it... Bass is NEXT!! haha

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  7. my god...It's been a while I don't play guitar and I've only played accoustic but suddenly I feel like I need this haha
    The power of illustration...
    About my princess post...you meant the "crown" tag right? Crown is a controversial word :)

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    1. A compliment indeed!! Thanks.
      The princess was tagged with 'I'm not a ******** princess'...

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  8. What a great drawing - so detailed and yet so artistic. I love th hatched background too

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    1. Hey thanks Koosje..I hope your drawing course is doing well and you have lots of students!!

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  9. Rod, esta guitarra está espectacular, yo creo que lo que debería hacer un luthier es tomar tu modelo y fabricarlo ya mismo!!!!!

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  10. This guitar has personality!! Anyone would feel like a rock star playing this!!

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  11. Ooooh, very snazzy and well done. Terrific details! I think it was a smart move to leave it alone. Gerard would certainly break it. And spill food on it. And generally destroy its delicate being. :)

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  12. Wow, geetar must be fun to draw, never tried. I need a project after Beijing tricycles, geetars are now taken, must be something else then :-P What would be the 3rd most difficult thing to draw...?

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  13. Y también existen muy bellas guitarras, hombre!!!!
    ok, buen finde para tí y tu mujer, y tus hijos!!!! (ya empieza el tiempo de tomar sol por allí, verdad?)

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Thanks Guys!!