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1952 Nash Statesman Drawing by prestonthecarartist 1952 Nash Statesman Drawing by prestonthecarartist

This is a Drawing for a friend who owns this '52 Nash Statesman. 1952 Nash Statesman by prestonthecarartist You can find out more about the car at the link.

I can't say this is one of my best drawings, but It came out okay I think.

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WH2007 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your interpretation of this cool classic! I really love the design of the car, with the characteristic doors with strangely shaped upper edge 9similar to those of Mertopolitan) and the antenna which reminds me of a TV one.
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Photographer

 Thanks a lot!

I'm glad you like it :)

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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Total coolness!
I remember when these cars were everywhere!
Not quite the "bathtub" style, but very memorable as one of the mainstays of middle class transportation.
I always did like Nash. Loved the little Metropolitan. Lois Lane drove a Metropolitan.
Anyway...i think you did a great job on this. Much better than just okay me thinks.
It's a very good piece of work! :clap:
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Photographer

Yeah, I think they're neat cars. One of the big reasons I like it is because it ISN'T a '55 Chevy or a Mustang. It's far more uncommon, and that makes it just as cool in my book :D I got to drive this car a few months ago and I was surprised how nicely it drove. It wasn't any slowpoke because it doesn't pull around a 5 mega-ton frame, and the three on the tree was pretty familiar and smooth. Engine had some considerable torque too. The only thing I didn't like was pulling out of corners.... the turning radius is about a mile wide because of the low fenders. They also had a good idea, the starter button was located underneath the clutch pedal, so to start it you'd just push the clutch to the floor. The only thing that bothered me about that was that I'd bump the starter when shifting sometimes.

Thanks a lot!

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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
You are very welcome! :wave:
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Great drawing, captures the funkiness of those old Nash cars perfectly.
People who lived away from the cities sometimes used those aftermarket clip-on things but in the metro areas we didn't need them. Back then there was almost no FM broadcasting, just a few classical music stations and a bit of talk radio. AM radio was king in those days. Most cars came only with an AM radio, and unlike today, swapping car radios out was almost impossible since the radios were really built-in to the dashboard at the factory and you would have to take half the dashboard out to get at it. I think you could get an AM/FM car radio in the high end cars, Cadillacs, Buicks, Imperials, Lincolns. They were tube radios back then too, transistors did not become popular until the later 1950s. I remember buying my first transistor portable radio (AM only, battery powered, mono - no AM stereo until the late 1960s) from Sears in 1957. I used it to play WLS, the biggest rock station in Chicago at the time. That year we were allowed to bring our little radios to school (4th grade) so we could listen to the World Series games in class! Milwaukee Braves (they later moved to Atlanta) vs. NY Yankees. Braves won 4 games to 3 and we were all very excited for our neighbors up north. Braves went back to the World Series in 1958, again against the Yankees but the damn Yankees won the '58 series. I still have the transistor radio and it may even still work. I'll have to find it in my storage locker and try it. Teacher must have been a baseball fan. At the time, none of the Chicago baseball teams had been in the World Series for a long time and the Braves had never won a World Series. A few years later the White Sox made it to the series, the Cubs . . . well, just wait until next year!
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Photographer

That's really cool! The radio in my chevy was rebuilt sometime in the '70s and converted to FM. It's a tube radio as well. My grandpa put it back in the car and pretty much described how the radio had to be flipped upside down, put under the dash, and shoehorned into the dash. :)

I'm hoping to get an FM transmitter to kook up to my ipod, so that I can play some of my old records that I recorded.

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ab39z Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work.
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer

Thanks!

I don't think it's one of my best, but it wasn't a disaster at least.

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UFOtestpilot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
two Koool Koool maybe do another Emoticon drawing  as a hot rod I think you did a great job Thumbs Up  
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer

Thank you very much! :D

I've seen a picture of a hot-rodded nash of this era, it didn't look too bad as a satin black lead sled!

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UFOtestpilot Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I like the Metropolitans when the put giant blown engines and pro street rears . nuck'n futs. but the statesman is begging to be a hot rod or slead of some kind
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Photographer
haha :D Metros are pretty neat, but not really my cup o' tea. I like the "bigger" series of nashes better. It would look really good as a sled or rod, but if I had one, I'd keep it stock.
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UFOtestpilot Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
ya Metros are to small they just look wild when pro streeted
I hear ya on the stock deal to
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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Well done!  But is that a coat hanger on the antenna for better reception?
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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer

Thanks :)

The "coat hanger" is actually an aftermarket '50s thing. It's a bit bigger diameter than a coat hanger, and has a little clip to hold it on. Apparently, it catches AM or FM waves better because one of them travels horizontally. I think I heard somewhere that FM waves travel in an arc, and FM waves travel in straight horizontal lines.

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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014

cool....

So not to sound ignorant, but how do you do these drawings?  Do you use a Rapidograph pen then watercolor on top?

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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer

I'm glad you asked! (Most people aren't nearly as interested.)

The first stage is gaining the motivation to actually draw something. And figure out what car to draw.

second, I freehand the linework lightly with a pencil (this usally takes the longest, lots of editing in this part)

third, I trace over my lines with a Rapidograph pen (yep, you were right) This is usually the fastest, but can take a while because I take constant breaks to keep my hand from getting shaky.

fourth, I do all the stuff like tires, chrome, trim, etc. (anything that needs gray) with a set of Prismacolor markers. Mine have two tips, a wide tip on one end and a fine one on the other. I use 5 shades of gray ranging from black to "20%" gray.

fifth, I lay down the colors with hard-lead colored pencils. (I don't like soft ones, because they dull quickly and have results similar to crayons) In this stage, I color it as it would appear in the reference picture. I also add colors like blue and green/brown to chrome to make it appear reflective.

sixth, I pretty much glaze the body color over with a waxy, soft, white colored pencil. This makes the color appear far less grainier, and smooths it out well. The only downside to this is that it mutes colors somewhat, and it makes it harder to see inked-in lines (such as panel gaps, etc.)

last, I give the whole drawing a good once-over and fix anything I can fix. The things I can't fix, i just get frustrated at myself about.

oh yeah, and my signature. I am religious about putting my signature in places where it can be easily seen and not so easily edited out. (I am paranoid about art thieves.)

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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014

I use to do a lot of artwork, mostly pen & ink, ad watercolor.  Haven't done anything in years, but I appreciate good art like yours.  Keep it up!

 

 Did you come up with the layering technique by experimenting?

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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Photographer

Really? could I see some of your artwork?

Thanks a lot for the kind comment :)

Pretty much. I tried using the clear colored pencils that are made for blending, but they did not do as well as the white colored pencil does. I've been doing it that way for 2 or 3 years.

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finhead4ever Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014

I posted one once, but about a year ago .  I'll try to find it....

I never experimented with color pencils.  Maybe I should...

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prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Cool. Send me a link to any of your drawings if they're on DA.
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