Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Favorite Drawing

While the work of Chip Foose may not catch the attention of many in academia, nor has he created pieces to be considered "historic" works by the art community; his talents, skills and designs are anticipated and greatly appreciated by those in the Automotive Industry. His style, attention to detail and passion for designing cars are some of the main reasons why his work is influential to those designing and building cars today. His talents have had such an impact on the Automotive Industry that General Motors (GM), Chrysler and Ford have all used his services as an consultant to help create, build and redesign various car models. The drawing pictured above, a 1970's Ford Mustang, is not only my personal favorite of Chip Foose's many designs, but my favorite drawing in general. This drawing is not only extremely realistic and drawn to scale, but also incorporates the bold curves, sharp lines and subtle details that one would expect from early American Muscle. Through the use of shading, vibrant colors, slightly complex geometric designs and lifelike style, these features help give the drawing energy. This drawing of a Ford Mustang, which was later replicated into a real car, is not only my favorite piece of art due to its creativity and design, but also because it represents my favorite era in automotive history; the increasing popularity of American Muscle in the 1960's and 1970's.

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