Friday, December 29, 2006

One for the road


Christmas often means a bit of travelling for us, and this time I had the opportunity to spend the car journey drawing (i.e. dear M did the driving). Tried a few fast landscapes and the interior of our car. I always find cars hard to draw, but somehow the inside is easier to capture on paper than the exterior. I would like to spend some time practicing drawing cars, I can´t understand why they should be harder to draw than anything else, and it would be nice to overcome that difficulty. I´ll have to make that a drawing challenge for the summer (always nicer cars out and about then...).

12 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

I love this, Nina! I often draw in the car, and from the car, as well. You must have a very steady hand or very smooth roads, there... ;-)

wagonized said...

Oh wow, Nina. I love how much detail you were able to cram in such a small, enclosed space. Is it a Nissan? :-)
The subject is way cool, and the execution suits it so well.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW, WOW!!! It's fantastic!

Nina Johansson said...

Yes, it´s a Nissan. :-)

Witness said...

Nina,
I'm impressed...not only by your great sketch, but by the fact that you can draw in a moving car without losing your lunch. I couldn't make it a mile...
Happy New Year!

Sir William said...

Beautiful work Nina, I like it a lot .Sir William

SCquiltaddict said...

wow is all i can say...great job!

Mariana said...

Your drawings are brilliant, great colour, composition, lines ... a wonderful talent. I'll definitely be checking in regularly. Cheers.

Casey said...

What a great drawing - I can't believe you did this in a moving car!

suzanne said...

Great perspective! I like the way you indicated the back of the driver's side seat without filling it with detail. It keeps the focus up front. Very nice!

"Maggie" said...

Nina, I just came upon your blog and love your sketches. I enjoyed going through each month to see what you have done and the secretaire is such a beautiful sketch too. I've enjoyed your work and I will be back.

"Maggie" said...

By the way, this sketch is amazing and my favorite!